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Is Big Tech FRANDly to Competition?

On Tuesday, Apple released a new policy on its website relating to the obscure topic of “FRAND” licensing of patents. That’s an especially obscure corner of the already-obscure area of patent la...

Nartron IPRs a Touchstone For Understanding PTAB Discretion

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) recently issued institution decisions in a number of petitions filed against U.S. Pat. No. 5,796,183, a touchscreen patent owned by Nartron.  In the process o...

Qualcomm’s Petard: Apple Acquires Modem Business From Intel

Yesterday, Apple officially announced its acquisition of Intel’s smartphone modem unit.  Apple will receive a variety of assets from Intel, including patents, as well as a significant portion o...

Apple, Qualcomm Settle—But That Doesn’t Mean The FTC Should

Apple and Qualcomm have reached a global settlement to the wide-ranging dispute between the two companies.  Stretching from China to the UK to the US, in a range of forums in various countries, A...

Qualcomm: Inconsistent With Respect To Facts, Its Own Actions

In the wake of Qualcomm’s loss in front of the full International Trade Commission (ITC) yesterday, Qualcomm released a statement that doesn’t match up with the facts. Here’s what Qualcomm ha...

ITC Again Recommends Exclusion Based on a Patent Likely to be Found Invalid

International Trade Commission (ITC) Administrative Law Judge McNamara issued a Notice of Issuance of Initial Determination today, explaining that, based on a complaint from Qualcomm, she had found th...

Reports of Qualcomm’s Imminent Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Last week, the first patent jury trial between Qualcomm and Apple concluded, with the jury deciding that Apple had infringed three Qualcomm patents and awarding Qualcomm damages.  Outside of Qual...

No More Bites At The Apple In The Eastern District

Last week, it was widely reported that Apple plans to close its retail stores in the Eastern District of Texas in order to avoid facing patent lawsuits in the district.  Given that a single paten...

Don’t Buy Into Qualcomm’s Attempts To Distract From Its Anti-Competitive Behavior

There’s been a lot of discussion about Qualcomm’s recent Chinese injunction against Apple.  But that’s a distraction—the real story is, and remains, the trio of lawsuits against Qualcomm for ...

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