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We provide a rundown of Managing IP’s news and analysis from the week, and review what’s been happening elsewhere in IP
Rob Stien, chief communications and public policy officer at InterDigital, says the EU has forgotten innovators while trying to solve an issue that doesn’t exist
John Mulgrew, vice president of IP at Lenovo, says the EU's proposed regulation will readdress imbalances in the bargaining power of SEP owners and implementers
Huawei’s agreement with Amazon ends litigation between the parties in China and Germany, while the deal with Vivo was signed after amicable negotiations
The European Parliament has voted in favour of overhauling the SEP framework, a proposal that has sparked deep division among patent owners and implementers
The court criticised Oppo’s attempts to delay proceedings and imposed a penalty, adding that the Chinese company may need to pay more if the trial isn’t concluded this year
The group, which includes the Volkswagen, Seat and Audi brands, is now licensed to use SEPs owned by more than 60 patent owners
The Finnish company hopes to boost its operating profit in 2024 through back-to-back deals with smartphone makers including Oppo and Vivo
A key European Parliament committee backed the plan with 13 out of 23 votes
The settlement between Nokia and Oppo ends litigation between the parties in Asia and Europe
The Delhi High Court directed One Plus to deposit $6.9m as interim security for violating 3G and 4G SEPs owned by Philips
Ericsson said courts in Brazil and Colombia have granted preliminary injunctions in its favour as part of the company's SEP dispute with Lenovo
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We provide a rundown of Managing IP’s news and analysis coverage from the week, and review what’s been happening elsewhere in IP
Managing IP’s Max Walters appeared on the latest episode of ‘Two IPs in a pod’, a regular podcast hosted by the UK patent attorney body, to discuss AI, awards and more
Concerns over the EU’s proposed SEP Regulation are based on little empirical support, say Benno Buehler and Kilian Mueller of Charles River Associates
In his final article for Managing IP, Rory O’Neill explains why he is not among those who think the EU’s proposed SEP Regulation is a terrible idea
Interviews; Exclusives

Interviews; Exclusives

Lenovo’s vice president for IP and the company’s external counsel at Kirkland & Ellis discuss where SEP negotiations have gone wrong and why some licensor conduct is unfair
The new executive director explains why he’s 'totally in favour' of using AI and how he plans to get the office’s budget back on track
João Negrão spoke to Managing IP in his first interview with the IP press since taking the top job at the EUIPO earlier this month
The Avanci CEO tells Managing IP why it’s taken time for the latest offering to come to pass, and discusses the importance of getting Huawei on board
The executive director tells Managing IP why he’s proud of the job he did and explains how the EUIPO will handle SEPs
Mattia Fogliacco explains what a 5G patent pool means for the market and how Sisvel snagged licensing deals with SEP giants in 2022
In the latest episode of our monthly podcast, the team discusses AI clarifications from India and the US, and previews the upcoming Managing IP Awards for EMEA and the Americas
Managing IP’s Max Walters appeared on the latest episode of ‘Two IPs in a pod’, a regular podcast hosted by the UK patent attorney body, to discuss AI, awards and more
In the latest episode of our monthly podcast, the team discusses standard-essential patent developments so far this year and delves into law firm hiring strategies
In the final episode of 2023, the team discusses our Top 50 and the biggest IP events of the year
In the latest episode of our monthly podcast, the team discusses six months of India’s reformed system for foreign law firms, the latest UPC trends and SEP developments
In this special podcast, Managing IP talks to a charity that is working tirelessly to support mental health initiatives in the IP profession
In the latest episode of our monthly podcast, the team discusses law firm merger strategies, a high-profile break-up, and the latest 5G patent developments
In the latest episode of our monthly podcast, the team discusses their early memories of covering IP before delving into the latest on the UPC and whether a proposed US study could threaten the future of pharma patents
In the latest episode of our monthly podcast, the team discusses US and Asian approaches to the UPC, updates to trademark law in Japan and China, and the latest attempt at US patent reform
In the latest episode of our monthly podcast, the team joins you live from the Managing IP Intellectual Property & Innovation Summit in London, where SEPs and the UPC were both top of mind
In an exclusive interview, Huawei IP vice president Alan Fan tells Managing IP how the company’s IP strategy is adapting to US sanctions
UKIPO CEO Tim Moss speaks to Managing IP about moving past Brexit, and champions the relevance of IP in government policy
The England and Wales High Court judge discusses why time is of the essence in patent trials, his ‘radical’ Apple v Optis ruling, and the DABUS debate
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