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IPlytics wins ICT innovation prize 2013

Dr. Tim Pohlmann is currently busy trying to transfer the subject of his doctoral thesis into the business model of his startup IPlytics. The idea is to develop a market intelligence tool that analyzes market developments, technology trends and patenting … Continue reading

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ITU discusses on Standard Essential Patents

The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) has for the first time organized a public event to discuss the tensions on the interplay of IPR and standards. The ITU is a UN agency which is among other standard projects responsible for the … Continue reading

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Apple reacts to Motorola’s injunction on essential patents! A new chapter of Antitrust and Standard Setting?

As to a statement of a Munich based patent attorney Florian Müller, Apple has reacted to Motorola’s injunction of GSM standard essential patents. Even though Motorola today won an injunction that is related to the iCloud’s data push function, some … Continue reading

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EC Opens Antitrust Investigation on Samsung

Just yesterday (January 31st) the European Commission announced in a press release to open a formal investigation on Samsung’s filed injunctions on standard essential patents. Samsung made injunctions against a number of competitors, among others Apple Inc. The Commission now … Continue reading

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Patent Trolls fight the ones that can’t fight back. Why we are all infringing WiFi patents!

Most recently a small non-producing-entity (NPE) called Innovation IP has acquired a patent portfolio that covers WiFi implementations. Following the patent troll business, one would expect Innovation IP to sue manufacturing companies like component producers or OEMs. But following the … Continue reading

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F/RAND commitments at risk? How Samsung tries to fight Apple with breaking licensing commitments for standardized technologies!

The patent fight of Apple and Samsung reaches a next level and what started with design patents has now turned into standard essential 3G technology patents. Right now Samsung asserts 13 patents in 9 countries against Apple. These patents are … Continue reading

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