This blog covers software patent news and issues with a particular focus on wireless, mobile devices (smartphones, tablet computers, connected cars) as well as select antitrust matters surrounding those devices.
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Optis v. Apple FRAND ruling could be delayed by Justice Marcus Smith's new merger case (Microsoft-ActivisionBlizzard); GenghisComm sues Toyota over SEPs; updates on Nokia-OPPO, KPN-Ericsson
This is a roundup post that discusses four different standard-essential patent (SEP) disputes and multiple jurisdictions. Quick links: Opti...
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
USPTO Director Kathi Vidal's reforms of discretionary denial rules are fair and balanced: abuse of all sorts must be curbed, including extortion and circumvention of litigation estoppel
The USPTO under Director Kathi Vidal is on the right track with respect to PTAB IPR reforms, particularly with a view to discretionary denia...
Monday, May 22, 2023
As of today, Microsoft could consummate the Activision Blizzard purchase without fear of sanctions from a U.S. court: investment bank Macquarie recommends going ahead
Today--Monday, May 22--is a very important day for Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard King (ABK). This is the earliest legal...
Saturday, May 20, 2023