Industrials

Samsung, LG and South Korea’s trade secrets dilemma

The long read: Few countries are more focused on the threat of IP leaks to China than South Korea. But when it comes to shoring up legal protections for trade secrets, senior leaders have put on the brakes, anticipating threats to key industry players and national technology goals

Samsung, LG and South Korea’s trade secrets dilemma
China’s top court hands out record trade secrets award
26 Feb 2021

China’s top court hands out record trade secrets award

The $25 million ruling comes in a clash between two of the world’s biggest producers of vanillin, a synthetic alternative to vanilla

IV taps local partners to roll out licensing programme aimed at Chinese SMEs
25 Feb 2021

IV taps local partners to roll out licensing programme aimed at Chinese SMEs

Intellectual Ventures is just the latest big IP market player to set its sights on China, with a new programme COO Arvin Patel says is the first of its kind

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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

13 Feb 2021

The cleantech gap in Big Oil patent portfolios spells more M&A in the sector

The supermajors are not creating big IP stockpiles in green energy, which means there could be opportunities for others Read more

3 Feb 2021

Ocado steps up US patent fight with claims of PTO fraud against rival

The UK online retailer is in an increasingly bitter dispute over robot technology and has accused AutoStore of “serious abuses of the patenting process” Read more

3 Feb 2021

Japanese chemical giants score patent litigation wins in China

Two of country’s top industrials got successful results in the market that constitutes their number one business challenge Read more

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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

15 Dec 2020

East Asian giants leave their stamp on the IP market

IAM reveals the Asia IP Elite members for 2020 from two dynamic high-tech jurisdictions: South Korea and Taiwan 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

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29 Jan 2021

Everything you need to know about Wuhan, China’s latest patent litigation hotspot

City once dubbed “China’s Detroit” now bills itself as “Optics Valley” – and it is emerging as China’s anti-suit capital Read more

21 Jan 2021

Hot tech sectors power Korean patent growth in 2020

KIPO says users turned crisis to opportunity, recording a big increase in IP creation Read more

20 Jan 2021

Japanese industrial giant goes on patent offensive with US lawsuit

Motor maker Nidec takes action to defend its huge market share in hard drive components Read more

10 Dec 2020

China’s gene sequencing equipment champion seeks public listing amidst sprawling global patent battle

BGI and its sequencer-manufacturing subsidiary MGI Tech made over 70% of their revenue abroad last year, but face over 20 patent assertions in overseas markets 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