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IP spin-offs continue as Toshiba mulls reorganisation

Recent assignments to NPEs and operating companies show that company’s patent portfolio remains a key asset as the conglomerate considers its strategic options

IP spin-offs continue as Toshiba mulls reorganisation
With little overseas patent footprint, a Chinese battery champion faces its first litigation
10 Sep 2021

With little overseas patent footprint, a Chinese battery champion faces its first litigation

A Zhuhai company that has grown to be the world’s second largest supplier of laptop and tablet batteries faces new US patent claims as it prepares to go public

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

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9 Sep 2021

Leadership profile: Ray Millien

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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

19 Aug 2021

A defensive strategy for China can help multinationals avoid bad faith patent litigation

Companies can take steps to reduce the chance that they’re targeted with a low-quality patent 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

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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

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

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4 Jun 2021

Chinese buyer of 10,000+ LED patents from LG Innotek revealed

Newly-created Suzhou Lekin Semiconductor is backed by a well-connected Chinese lighting magnate 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

18 May 2021

Chinese firm to buy LED assets and 10,000+ patents from LG Innotek

Korean smartphone supplier has been on a selling spree lately as it pivots toward higher-value businesses Read more

13 May 2021

Full details on Chinese court's antitrust ruling against patent owner Hitachi Metals

Exclusive analysis of a decision holding that refusal to license patents can constitute IP abuse - even if the rights in question are not declared SEPs 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