Xia: NPEs more active in China, but low cost of litigation makes it easy to fight them all the way - less pressure to settle #IPBCChina
Cheney Xu of IBM says the issue of software patents is getting hotter in China, generating interesting court disputes #IPBCChina
Xia says local protectionism still plays a role in some parts of the country, but trend is toward courts becoming more neutral #IPBCChina
We need to change the way we talk about IP; it's value, not law, that's key - says Singapore agency chief
As part of their conference package, delegates at tomorrow’s IPBC China event here in Beijing will be receiving the third issue of our Chinese-language magazine, which just hit my desk last week. Alongside translations of some of our most popular recent IAM features – such as the annual Market Makers list and a detailed analysis of the state of play in the US brokered patent...
There has been much to pick over from the litigation data for the first quarter of this year. There was the ongoing fall in the number of new cases which has dropped to levels not seen since 2011. There was also a notable spike in activity at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), which according to analysis from Unified Patents made it the most active quarter ever with 561 reviews...
DSS litigation campaign using Intellectual Discovery patents is a watershed moment for both companies
Document Security Systems (DSS) has filed lawsuits in the Eastern District of Texas alleging infringement of LED-related patents acquired from Intellectual Discovery. The assertion campaign - and its eventual outcome - could represent a major test not just for the embattled publicly traded IP company (PIPCO) model, but also for sovereign patent funds (SPFs) and third-party IP litigation...
While events outside the conventional IP world have conspired to raise the profile of trade secrets, neither corporations nor their legal advisers typically know how to handle them proactively
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