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The arrival of the UPC, a sharp increase in the number of FRAND disputes and an acceleration of efforts to promote IP culture, particularly among SMEs, have a significant impact on the patent market in France, writes Magda Voltolini. Learn more here


Expectations for the Biden Administration’s Patent Policy Improved Significantly Once Key Stakeholders Heard of the President’s Choice of USPTO Director, Q1 Expert Panel Report Says I AM. Learn more here

An overview of Docket Navigator data identifying the semiconductor patentees who have filed the most infringement lawsuits in the United States so far in 2022. Learn more here


NortonLifeLock said it will appeal an $185.1 million jury decision at Columbia University for infringement of two cybersecurity patents. Learn more here

A recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union will make it easier for patent holders to obtain preliminary injunctions in Germany. Learn more here

GM has become the latest automaker to license Avanci, reaching a deal that will give all of its connected vehicles full access to 2G, 3G and 4G SEPs owned by 48 licensors. Learn more here


ByteDance, the company that operates TikTok and other content-sharing platforms, has been the subject of patent infringement claims in the United States by NPE Advance Coding Technologies LLC. Learn more here

An agreement between Sanofi and Terran Biosciences is the latest in a series of unusual transactions that reflect the growing efforts of big pharmaceutical companies to add value to their non-essential patents. Learn more here

The HDMI Licensing Administrator pool patent-copyright-trademark package license is the glue that keeps the 20-year-old program together. Learn more here


A patent assignment from the USPTO shows that Chinese smartphone maker Oppo recently acquired around 100 patent assets from Sharp. Learn more here

WiLAN CEO Michael Vladescu has passed away. The news was announced in a press release issued by the parent company of the Canadian company Quarterhill. Learn more here

The final draft of an agreement resulting from the TRIPS waiver discussions between the US, India, EU and South Africa has been released. Learn more here


A recent criminal case involving GSK shows that US authorities are serious about biotech trade secrets. Learn more here

Patents have been peripheral to Twitter’s success, but Elon Musk will need to ensure that intellectual property, vital to the company’s future, cannot simply disappear. Learn more here

InterDigital generated revenues of $101.3 million in the first quarter of 2022 and revealed that it hoped to renew licensing agreements with Apple and Samsung before they expired. Learn more here


Domestic filings in India outnumbered foreign filings for the first time in 11 years last quarter, in the latest indication that companies in the country are coming to the patent party. Learn more here

James R. Rhodes