Links of Interest (Sept 18, 2017)

Nokia to book additional licensing revenue after ICC arbitration victory against LG
Another example of Facebook’s insidious influence – WordPress to ditch React library over Facebook patent clause risk
Kokes out from Blackberry
PIPCO DSS brings  Singapore-based businessman to be CEO
Former CEO of Conversant now CEO of IP Value
Amazon removes top selling product for alleged IP violations claimed by non-existent law firm
Using the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to fight monopolies
The patent box is not enough to help innovation
More ignorance from economists on patents – big tech is bad because business method patents
The PTAB’s dramatic effect on patent value and corresponding disincentives to capital allocation

Today’s (September 15) links of interest

IV wins one and loses one in its Motorola patent dispute; back to the district court for damages
More wishful thinking on the Via pool
China’s two biggest search engines are back in court again
Democratic Senators propose making monopsony an anti-trust violation
Is it time for anti-trust action against the internet giants?
EPO Ready for Unitary patent as soon as ratification requirements are met
UK Investment advisors AON, Mercer and Willis Towers Watson face full competition law probe
The travesty of the iphone x

Today’s (Sept 14, 2017) links of interest

No DJ jurisdiction to revoke patent where litigating counterpart abroad where no communication with patent owner and owner has no history of US litigation on patent
CJ Stark transfers patent case to Indian under TC Heartland in Delaware’s first opinion on venue and waiver
Analysis of European Commission’s position paper on IP and Brexit
Complaining about China’s combination of a patent friendly system and prior IP theft from US tech companies; cry me a river – it’s those same companies that killed IP in the US and made it all that harder to IP theft
How to participate in open source while maintaining IP integrity
Peraton asks for immediate injunction in $25M suit against Raytheon
Theories of Harm in European competition law

Articles of Interest (Sept 13, 2017)

NPE Dominion Harbor gets in on the Sovereign Immunity through Indian tribe trick too
Fraud lawsuit by FORM (f/k/a/ Vringo) against King & Spalding is dismissed
Lessons from 5 years of PTAB trials
EDTX Judge finds Huawei’s failure to mark method claims bars past damages – potentially unsettling many assumptions about damages
EU Position Paper on IP and Brexit covers all aspects of IP
Yelp claims Google broke promise to anti-trust regulators to not scrape pictures of local businesses from Yelp
Google appeals 2..9B antitrust fine
Acting FTC chair resists changes to antitrust to take on the tech giants
NDCal Judge issues a permanent injunction on behalf of Dr. Martens over trade dress
European Court of Human Rights ruled that a Romanian company violated an individual’s right to privacy when it monitored his computer activity
Don’t forget to submit your annual statement of working for your Indian patents – if you forget it can be grounds for revocation
Canada’s Supreme Court Rules On The Promise Of The Patent Doctrine – and Kills It!
In case against FAA about coach seat size a judge said there was “a plausible life-and-death safety concern” about what is called the “densification” of seats in coach

Links of interest (Sept 12, 2017)

I’ll believe the Via hype when companies with track records of high value licenses joins
Yet more proof that the low royalty crowd are winning the propaganda war
OIN comes to China – a natural progression or evidence of Lenin’s comment about the capitalist and the rope?
Asian and Pacific trade pact held up in part due to squabble over India’s willingness to agree to stronger patent protections
How DRM software can help prevent trade secret theft
One year later: have the federal trade secret law met expectations?
FTC’s First Action Against a Social Media ‘Influencer’ Might Not Be Last
With End-to-End Encryption, Compliance Trouble Brewing for Legal

Today’s posts

South Africa cautiously moves away from a registration system for patents
Are patent pools the silver bullet to solve FRAND or do they define innovation down? And what happens when key innovators don’t join?
Would have thought?  Study finds firms far better in litigation with lawyer CEOs and have fewer litigations overall to boot
Canada: A new frontier for patent litigation?
European Commission stops the clock again on Qualcomm/NXP merger review
9th Circuit Appellate Judge Kozinski, Costco connoisseur

Today’s links of interest

Arista calls Cisco’ IP defence in antitrust case insane
Who’s greedier, Apple or Qualcomm?
Judge denies Qualcomm’s request to order licensees to pay royalties while dispute is pending
European Commission publishes its position principles on IP in Brexit
German Constitutional Court ask for Comments on complaint against UPC Agreement
Pharma company sells patents to Indian tribe in attempt to gain sovereign immunity over IPRs
HTC to sell smartphone unit to Google?
Yet more proof that the USPTO is running roughshod over inventors
Federal Judge in Apple Qualcomm suit looks set to collide with the UK high court on global licenses and FRAND
3 IP laws up for public comment in China

Today’s news of interest

New PTO Director seems to have deep litigation experience – will it help?

The UK Position on the CJEU

EU says IP rights shouldn’t be undermined by Brexit

The Intel case: will it be harder for smaller companies to prove dominance?

Inflow to China of IP license fees is claimed to be rising significantly

5 different things people mean when they say we must “revive anti-trust”

Another hysterical pro-implementer & anti-global license take on the UK Unwired Planet Decision, but at least it has lots of data

Waymo and Uber heading to court soon

It will be interest what happens to a patent litigation when 13 of 14 the IPR challenges are rejected

Did Judge Posner resign because of how pro se litigants are treated?

Attorneys sanctions for fee request 8 times the amount awarded to plaintiff

A Cybersecurity Breach at Equifax Left Pretty Much Everyone’s Financial Data Vulnerable

The Privacy Battle Over the World’s Largest Biometric Database

Update on Research on Technology Protectionism and the Chinese Patent System

Today’s new posts

Scotland is setting up local UPC court despite doubts on entire project

Ninetendo liable $10.1M for infringing a motion sensing accelerometer patent

Considering the human elements in IP litigation

Specialized intellectual property enforcement China implications Indian companies/

Commission publishes summary of decision to fine Facebook for providing incorrect or misleading information

Second largest Taiwanese contract chip maker indicted for trade secret theft

How Is Nokia’s Licensing Business Faring?

The Afterlife of PIPCO Portfolios

Signs that Delaware is Gearing up for the Post-TC Heartland Deluge

Are IPR’s Constitutional?

Interesting cases on the constitutionality of Administrative Law Judges that could impact the USPTO and the ITC

First time the ITC issues injunctive relief on an SEP

Even some Chinese companies are losing patience with efficient infringers

Is extreme anti-NPE company Kapersky a major security risk?

Brazilian Patent Office may automatically grant over a quarter million backlogged applications

Google flexes its strong hold over think tanks and opinion makers

Disturbing admission from the US PTO on how it stacks the deck against parties disfavored by the former director

German Constitutional Court case may significant delay or even derail the Unified Patent Court

An important new study on the role of trade secrets

 

The after-life of PIPCO’s portfolios

It will be interesting to see whether Fortress can succeed where its Public IP Company borrowers failed – and if it does why.   It will also be interesting to see how much money Fortress will be willing to throw at a very challenging target and whether the mere addition of money will make a difference.

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