The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has reduced a crucial clause to mere words Inclusion of a “covenant not to challenge” clause in a patent license agreement has until recently been seen by licensors as crucial to protecting the validity and value of their rights. Without it, nothing prevents a licensee from attempting…Read more
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The Language of a Patent License can become a battleground
Flier for James Puckle's 1718 patent machine gun, shows various cylinders for use with round and square bullets. The Language of a Patent License can become a battleground When Can a Licensee Challenge the Validity of a Patent? And How Can Licenses Be Drafted to Discourage Disputes? Most of the time, patent licenses are uncontroversial…Read more
Be Aware of Risks of Joint Ventures in China
JV Formation in China China is an attractive and lucrative market to enter into, but many are not aware of the challenges and risks involved in entering the market. One method of entering the market is by creating a joint venture (JV) between a foreign entity and a Chinese entity. A JV is an enterprise…Read more
Justice Dept Supports IEEE Standards on FRAND Licensing Terms
The US Department of Justice has announced that it will not challenge a proposal by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) to update the IEEE Standards Association’s patent policy. The IEEE is a nonprofit organization with more than 400,000 members in 160 countries worldwide. Among other things, the IEEE sets standards for electrical…Read more