BlackBerry has hired Brian Yearwood as a new director of licensing. Yearwood will be responsible for patent licensing matters and the settlement of patent litigation through licensing. He will provide business/financial advice and preliminary damages analysis for patent litigation matters– delivered to the litigation team and plaintiff/client and work with external damages experts to prepare damages report for litigation matters.
The UK Supreme Court today unanimously dismissed appeals by China’s Huawei and ZTE in patent disputes over mobile data technology with Unwired Planet International and Conversant Wireless. It is the first time that a UK court has issued a decision on what constitutes a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) commitment to licence standard-essential patents (SEPs).
Huawei has filed a patent for smartphones with an under-display selfie camera. The tech giant filed two patents back in 2019 that has finally been published by the CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Office).
InterDigital has signed a multi-year license agreement with Chinese manufacturer Huawei with the companies agreeing to dismiss pending litigation between the two.
OPPO is to license its worldwide 3G and 4G standard-essential patents to the IoT and automotive markets through patent licensing platform Avanci.
Huawei has filed a $1bn Patent Infringement lawsuit against Verizon, accusing Verizon of intellectual property theft.
Facebook has lost a case of patent infringement against BlackBerry in Germany, where the preliminary verdict of the court was in favour of BlackBerry. In its current form, Facebook may no longer offer some of its own apps, including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram in Germany. In nine cases, the court ruled for BlackBerry.
A California judge has invalidated four BlackBerry messaging and social media patents asserted under Alice. In an October 1 order issued in the company’s lawsuit against Twitter, District Judge George H.
Huawei accused U.S. authorities on Wednesday of attempting to break into its information systems and of trying to coerce its employees to gather information on the company.
HTC has suspended the sale of its smartphones in the UK, as part of an ongoing patent dispute. Non-practising entity IPCom claimed that, as a result of its claim of patent infringement, HTC had indicated it would suspend the sale and importation of the recently launched Desire 12 handset to the UK market, in addition to taking steps to stop sales of all of its mobile devices in the UK.