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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

Top electric vehicle battery maker claims Chinese patent litigation victory against upstart
As solar patent war rolls on, Chinese panel leader says it has seen off biggest threats
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

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

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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

18 Jun 2021

China dominates in solar energy patents, but Samsung and LG have the strongest portfolios

Chinese entities don’t just own the supply chain in this increasingly important sector, they are also among the leading innovators on all counts Read more

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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

11 Jun 2020

We name the world's top patent lawyers, attorneys, practices and firms

The 2020 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 features in-depth analysis of the markets in 48 key jurisdictions and is based on thousands of submissions, interviews and client references Read more

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16 Jun 2021

Tesla transactions show that patents matter in research collaboration and M&A

Recent recordals show the electric car maker has cut a deal with Panasonic, assimilated a large portfolio of solar rights and gained assets via M&A deals Read more

27 May 2021

Mitsubishi Electric steps up patent dealmaking activity

Japan’s biggest PCT filer has been selling off assets, spurring litigation in multiple sectors Read more

24 May 2021

Jason Ding to move on from role as Huawei’s IP chief

Long-time company insider set to take over the top job in a low-key transition Read more

17 May 2021

Hyundai supplier promises big patent investments

Korean parts supplier Hyundai Mobis is only the latest Asian auto giant that is focusing more on its IP portfolio 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