Internet of Things and Patent Wars

The Real Empty Suit

The Real Empty Suit? Unified Patent’s Reverse Trolling Take 2

It seems that Unified Patent’s year plus PR campaign (see) against HEVC assets in the US has run out of steam. While their COO’s incoherent rants about Velos Media may be amusing, as I detailed earlier the campaign was misguided and rife with factual errors. Velos, whose members include BlackBerry, Ericsson, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Sharp, and […]

Standard Essential Patents

Apple Throws an Ally under the Bus Again – The Case of the IEEE

Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Justice issued an updated Business Review Letter (BRL) for the IEEE patent policy.   The new letter offers an important clarification on how antitrust analysis of standards development organization’s (SDO) IPR policies has been misunderstood and misused by the IEEE and others over the last five years.   Over upcoming […]

Patent Demand Letters

Patent Demand Letters – You Have One, What Now? (Part 1)

While not as prevalent as it may have been in the go-go days of the early 2000s, in certain industries in the United States, it is only a matter of time before a company will receive a patent demand or cease and desist letter.