Region: Asia-Pacific

Royalty payments at centre of Xiaomi tax probe in India

Indian authorities have frozen hundreds of millions of dollars held by the Chinese company in local bank accounts as part of a remittance investigation that stretches back to February

16 May 2022

Japan passes sweeping economic security law including patent secrecy system

Major companies must now figure out how to maintain compliance with the new measures in IP and other areas

13 May 2022

NTT Docomo agrees patent licence with China’s Vivo

Japanese telco carrier strikes royalty agreement with smartphone power in latest litigation-free deal

12 May 2022

Canny patentee leverages pre-suit mediation procedure to settle design infringement

A pre-litigation mediation procedure proved pivotal to bringing a civil lawsuit to a swift resolution, following field investigation and on-site notarisation to secure evidence of infringement.

11 May 2022

Japan Patent Office updates SEP licensing negotiation handbook

Comments sought on draft changes to resource, which come just weeks after parent ministry METI issued FRAND guidelines of its own

11 May 2022

Unpacking China’s first patent linkage decision

Exclusive analysis based on the full text of the country’s first civil patent linkage judgment reveals how the Beijing IP Court handled the case and why the generic company prevailed

10 May 2022

Indian patenting milestone should prompt IP policy re-think

Domestic filings outnumbered foreign ones for the first time in 11 years last quarter, in the latest indication that India’s companies are coming to the patent party

07 May 2022

Oppo acquires wireless, video coding patents from Sharp

Chinese handset vendor taps portfolio of former litigation opponent as disputes with Nokia and InterDigital heat up

05 May 2022

Taiwan passes IP amendments to support its CPTT application

New modifications introduced by the Legislative Yuan aim to strengthen the patent linkage system, while also enhancing the protection of copyrights and trademarks and responding to current trends.

04 May 2022

ByteDance hit with multimedia patents as global litigation docket grows

A US NPE and a relatively unknown Chinese tech firm are among the plaintiffs going after the TikTok operator in China and the US

04 May 2022

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