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Clarivate's acquisition of CPA Global raises plenty of questions

Deal creates an IP behomoth and continues the trend towards service provider consolidation - but the new company's clients will need reassurances

29 July 2020

Japan, Taiwan data starts to show virus impact on new patent filings

While Chinese applications are back on pace for growth, other East Asian offices are seeing decreased activity

29 July 2020

As IP moves up Canada’s national agenda, other countries should follow suit

Trio of initiatives shows the country means business and the risk of a global economic downturn means similar moves may also become an important part of recovery plans elsewhere

25 July 2020

Fujitsu latest Japanese titan to part with significant chip assets

Hundreds of rights look likely to pass to Arizona-based ON Semiconductor as part of foundry purchase

22 July 2020

The signs are that Canada is upping its IP game

Bank announces launch of multi-million-dollar financing package for IP-rich businesses while Ontario government unveils new action plan

21 July 2020

As Silicon Valley showers Jio Platforms with cash, upstart may need IP crash course

Telco plans to make smartphones and produce made-in-India 5G network gear. The company recently landed in hot water for copying the design of Zoom’s teleconferencing platform

17 July 2020

We are going to hear a good deal more about FRAND, says UK Supreme Court judge Lord Kitchin

In an exclusive interview to mark his induction into the IP Hall of Fame, the first IP specialist to sit as a justice in the UK's highest court talks Unwired Planet, post-Brexit patent challenges, covid-19 and plenty more besides

16 July 2020

Reporting serious allegations made against the WIPO director general was not fake news, it was essential

The agency's outgoing head Francis Gurry has hit out at media coverage of complaints made against him by his deputy, but the real problem was a total lack of transparency in how the affair was handled

11 July 2020

Huawei, Oppo and BOE lead first half patent filing jump in China

CNIPA mid-year press conference also reveals PCT filings on track to increase in 2020, despite greater business risks overseas for Chinese firms

09 July 2020

Pharma linkage provisions headline proposed Chinese patent reforms

New amendments look set to cement a key feature of the US-China trade deal

06 July 2020

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