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Japanese and US entities are top foreign patent invalidation defendants in China

Despite some high-profile, international targets, though, the process is mostly used by and directed at domestic companies

15 February 2022

Samsung Display mulls patent assertion against Chinese upstarts

The world’s largest mobile OLED panel maker eyes offensive litigation plays to fend off market share erosion

11 February 2022

Big changes in the camera industry lead to major patent strategy rethinks

Canon’s IP chief and the former head of IP at Nikon explain how an evolving market creates opportunities for companies that hold assets reading on products used in multiple industries

08 February 2022

How an ex-NPE head built an innovative operating company on IP

When Marathon Patent Group transitioned into a bitcoin mining shop in 2017, its CEO Doug Croxall set out to develop a product business around its electrokinetic film subsidiary

28 January 2022

Royalty deal ends Japan Display’s patent dispute with Chinese rival

Panel maker Tianma taps into LCD portfolio originating with major Japanese companies including Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi

27 January 2022

Moderna, Nike and TSMC among pandemic-era outperformers in patent portfolio strength

Innovation metric that’s agnostic to patent quantity highlights diverse group of companies that have put distance between themselves and their competition over the past two years

25 January 2022

Japan mulls paying companies to keep sensitive patents under wraps

Economic security law proposed by Japanese government would place restrictions on disclosing patents related to sensitive technologies and innovations

19 January 2022

Tencent, Vivo among biggest risers as Chinese patent grants continue to grow

The number of invention patents and utility models issued by the CNIPA both surged by more than 30% last year, while PCT filings levelled off

11 January 2022

Chinese appliance maker scores $26 million win with patent bought from Toshiba

Sizeable damage award against top white goods maker Gree vindicates smaller rival’s strategy for playing IP catch-up through transactions

14 December 2021

Put patent policy to work to achieve climate goals

Saturday Opinion: Fabrice Mattei of Rouse says two measures that emerged from last month's COP26 climate summit can reshape the future of the patent system

11 December 2021

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