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Oppo, Huawei were most prolific patent challengers in China last year

Exclusive invalidation statistics from IncoPat show the busiest companies on the offensive and the defensive at the CNIPA

Oppo, Huawei were most prolific patent challengers in China last year
What to know about Baosteel: the Chinese giant behind Japan’s biggest patent dispute
22 Oct 2021

What to know about Baosteel: the Chinese giant behind Japan’s biggest patent dispute

The state-owned firm has moved up the value chain despite its limited overseas patent holdings, but it is no stranger to high-stakes IP legal fights abroad

Nippon Steel seeks injunction against Toyota and $350 million in shock Tokyo patent lawsuits
15 Oct 2021

Nippon Steel seeks injunction against Toyota and $350 million in shock Tokyo patent lawsuits

Steelmaker files litigation against an important customer over parts sourced from Baosteel, a rival supplier from China

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13 Oct 2021

Why the auto sector is heading for an IP reckoning

The Long Read: Patent figures show the industry has engaged in wholesale borrowing of technology in the connected car era, writes Arvin Patel. Now the bill has become due Read more

5 Oct 2021

Revolutionise your patent process to maximise innovator value, urges GE Research IP chief

Buck de Wolf explains how he overcame his own and others’ scepticism to secure a change of approach that has paid considerable dividends Read more

5 Oct 2021

IP concerns appear low on Biden administration’s China agenda

Remarks by US Trade Representative Katherine Tai outlining new US approach to China almost entirely neglect IP issues that were the centrepiece of Trump 301 investigation Read more

1 Sep 2021

Top electric vehicle battery maker claims Chinese patent litigation victory against upstart

China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited earns multi-million dollar damage award based on a Chinese utility model patent Read more

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25 Aug 2021

IAM parent company acquires market-leading US patent litigation data and analytics firm

Austin-based Docket Navigator - which also covers trademarks, antitrust and other practice areas - becomes a Law Business Research company Read more

14 Dec 2020

The Asia IP Elite – a shared commitment to excellence across very different markets

IAM reveals the top in-house IP teams from India, Southeast Asia and Australasia Read more

12 Sep 2020

It’s the PTAB, stupid

Whether the US chooses four more years of Donald Trump or Joe Biden replaces him, big tech's assault on the PTO shows where the patent policy battle lines are being drawn Read more

7 Jul 2020

A patent's journey from IAM Market to Facebook v BlackBerry

Analysis shows that assets listed on the platform sell at a higher rate than average, while they are also litigated more often Read more

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27 Aug 2021

As solar patent war rolls on, Chinese panel leader says it has seen off biggest threats

JinKo Solar explains how a Sino-Korean patent battle has played out so far, revealing big differences in US and German results Read more

6 Aug 2021

What’s behind the new patent litigation offensive from China’s top EV battery maker

Poached customers and trade secret worries underpin CATL’s patent suits against a domestic Chinese competitor Read more

2 Jul 2021

If connectivity is a smart meter’s selling point, asking for manufacturer royalty payments is FRAND

The energy sector is emerging as the next European battleground in the seemingly endless struggle between wireless SEP owners and reluctant licensees Read more

1 Jul 2021

Everything you need to know about SCOTUS’ Minerva ruling on assignor estoppel

In a 5-4 decision the court’s justices significantly narrowed the scope of the doctrine that prevents assignors from challenging patents in court. Read more

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12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

12 Aug 2020

As the fallout from covid continues, the two IP superpowers offer different messages

While China cheers an uptick in applications, the USPTO warns of a prolonged downturn Read more

8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more

1 Apr 2019

IP market news highlights

The big stories from the IAM platform in February and March. Read more