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Chinese law should do more to encourage joint patent licensing, says adviser to country's IP courts

Professor Cui Guobin says that both patent owners and implementers want greater clarity around pools and antitrust law

Chinese law should do more to encourage joint patent licensing, says adviser to country's IP courts
Patent data reveals strong growth in key climate change mitigation technologies despite slow COP progress
5 Nov 2021

Patent data reveals strong growth in key climate change mitigation technologies despite slow COP progress

Finding political consensus about how to slow down global warming is proving hard to achieve, but the pace of green tech innovation is accelerating

Mitsubishi Electric adds technology licensing to its monetisation push
5 Nov 2021

Mitsubishi Electric adds technology licensing to its monetisation push

Creation of an “open technology bank” for fee-based use comes as world’s third-biggest PCT filer also does more deals with NPEs

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28 Oct 2021

China to let foreign patent agencies set up representative offices

Prosecution firms will be able to advise local clients on overseas filings and IP risks, but Chinese patent practice will remain out-of-bounds Read more

26 Oct 2021

Steel dispute shows why Japanese companies must make China central to patent strategies

Patent asserted by Nippon Steel against Baosteel in Tokyo has no counterpart in China, but Japanese company has thousands of Chinese patents in its arsenal Read more

25 Oct 2021

Nippon Steel’s patent portfolio gives it the litigation edge

The company is currently engaged in a virtually unprecedented big-ticket dispute with Toyota in the Japanese courts Read more

25 Oct 2021

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 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

15 Feb 2021

Uptrend in oppositions could spell costly delays for Indian patent applicants

Practitioners say greater attention to detail during the prosecution process can head off frivolous challenges Read more

18 Dec 2020

Japan’s leading corporate IP departments revealed

The country's Asia IP Elite made some big strategic shifts in 2020 as they weathered an unprecedented year Read more

17 Dec 2020

China’s top in-house IP teams revealed

In a year marked by resilience, Chinese IP giants are pushing to close the gap with overseas competitors Read more

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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 Read more

18 Oct 2021

Japan ruling party to back secrecy legislation for sensitive patents

A change to the country’s patent system could be included in new prime minister Fumio Kishida's signature economic security agenda Read more

16 Oct 2021

What we’ve learned from an eventful fortnight in auto IP

Saturday Opinion: Litigation is heating up, big antitrust questions remain unanswered and there’s more to the rising conflict than just wireless SEPs Read more

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 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