Posts Tagged: Licensing


A Critique of Glory Days and How Reports of Anticompetitive Risks of Pools Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

In a previous article, we laid out the basics of “patent pools”, which license patents that are declared essential for technology standards. A recent article published in …

The Patent Pool Explained: An Effective Mechanism When the Burden is Shared

Implementers of standard essential technology such as Long-Term Evolution (LTE) are constantly attempting to reduce costs for implementation. This behavior has led to certain inefficiencies in the …

Unexpectedly Active IP Legal Market Bucks Recession Trends and Boosts Outlook

At the onset of the U.S. COVID-19 pandemic in early March 2020, the legal community immediately became concerned about its economic prospects. Particularly in the intellectual property (…
By Geoffrey Lottenberg
4 months ago 0

A Massive Threat to Innovation Dodged—for Now

When people think of innovation at this moment, odds are they are thinking about innovation in the biotech and pharmaceutical sector, as the industry scrambles to invent …
By Tom Giovanetti
4 months ago 2

SCOTUS Denial of TCL v. Ericsson Petition Means Juries Decide Damages for SEP Infringement

On October 5, the United States Supreme Court denied TCL Communication’s petition for certiorari in TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd. V. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson. Of course, the …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 1

California Court’s Finding of Fair Use for Nicki Minaj Affirms Public Benefit of Artistic Experimentation

In a ruling earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips of the Central District of California granted partial summary judgment in favor of Onika …
By Steve Brachmann
5 months ago 0

The UK’s Need to Protect Its Position at Home and Abroad: A Commentary on the UK Supreme Court Ruling in the Conversant Cases

Standards such as WiFi, GSM, 2G, 3G or 4G/LTE have been central to connecting the world. During the Covid-19 crisis, it was thanks to the technologies …
By Roya Ghafele
6 months ago 0

Four Out of Eight Doesn’t Cut It: The IP Safeguards that Most Lawyers Miss When Protecting Software

Software is an extremely valuable good for those who produce it because it provides value to the software’s end users. That value, however, also makes it …
By Marty Mellican
6 months ago 3

Three Steps Licensees Can Take to Protect Their IP Rights in Bankruptcy

During periods of widespread economic disruption such as the present, operating businesses must be able to identify and respond to threats to the financial health of their …

Qualcomm Vindicated in Ninth Circuit Reversal of California Court’s Antitrust Ruling

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today vacated a decision of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California finding …
By Eileen McDermott
7 months ago 6

Split CAFC Holds That a State Asserting Sovereign Immunity May Not Be Joined as Involuntary Plaintiff

On July 24, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a decision of the United States District Court for the Southern District of …
By Rebecca Tapscott
7 months ago 0

The New Standard: Licensing Scenarios and Patented Technologies Relevant to Versatile Video Coding

Versatile video coding (VVC), also known as Future Video Coding (FVC) or H.266, is a video compression standard that was released on July 6 and is being positioned …
By Subodh Thali
8 months ago 0

Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy: The IP Value Proposition that Startups Should Not Overlook During Financial Distress

The international economic disruption caused by COVID-19 presents unprecedented challenges. Thriving tech startup companies worth millions in January might find themselves struggling to stay afloat today. This …
By Kevin Kuhn
8 months ago 0

The Impact of COVID-19 on IP Contracts

The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is disrupting industry on an enormous scale, and its effects are likely to be significant and long-lasting. In response to shelter-in-place orders …

Your Licensees’ Patent Marking Program is Also Your Concern

As an in-house IP attorney, you may take comfort in knowing that your patent marking program is thorough, well-established, and properly executed. You have standardized procedures to …
By McCord Rayburn
11 months ago 0