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May 29

Japanese and Korean companies have enthusiastically embraced PTAB procedures; Chinese companies not so much. http://t.co/9mPwi4idND

May 29

IPRs have become very popular with companies from Asia's major IP markets with one notable exception http://t.co/9mPwi4idND

May 29

The new Avago/Broadcom semiconductor business will own a US patent portfolio that is bigger than Micron's. http://t.co/Pd8Syh7fbD

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29 May 2015
Asian companies flock to the PTAB, but China for once lags behind

An interesting piece of research has been carried out by Japanese IP service company NGB looking at the leading filers from Asia of inter partes reviews (IPR) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Using data from Lex Machina and Unified Patents, NGB analysed the most frequent filers by company and by country. As we have covered before a number of companies from Asia - such as Samsung, LG and...

29 May 2015
For $37 billion, a semiconductor patent powerhouse is born - with its nerve centre in south-east Asia

After several days of rumours, it was confirmed yesterday that Singapore-incorporated electronics components manufacturer Avago Technologies has made an offer to acquire US semiconductor company Broadcom for $37 billion in what the Wall Street Journal is describing as "tech history's biggest deal". As well as continuing a trend...

28 May 2015
SCOTUS Commil decision is one part boost to patent rights one part feeding the “troll” narrative

There’s no doubt that for most readers of this blog the real interest in Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion from earlier this week in the case of Commil v Cisco came in his concluding remarks. The 6-2 Supreme Court decision (Justice Scalia wrote a dissent which Chief Justice Roberts joined, Justice Breyer took no part in the case) found largely in favour of Commil and ruled that a...

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