Industrials

TCL unit wins injunction in domestic panel fight

Shenzhen ruling comes just seven months after China Star Optoelectronics went after a Chongqing-based rival for infringement

TCL unit wins injunction in domestic panel fight
15 Nov 2019

Another big LG assertion could signal a strategy shift

The Korean electronics giant has accused TCL of infringement in Germany, in another lawsuit targeting a Chinese rival

13 Nov 2019

LOT passes a major milestone in members with Visa, Disney and Caterpillar signing up

CEO: the PAE problem is only going to increase as patent strength revives under Iancu; get ready for more expansion and the era of “LOT-plus”, with SEPs a focus

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13 Nov 2019

EPO agreement to boost Chinese companies' Europe push

Foreign companies with R&D in China may also benefit from deal opening up PCT search options Read more

8 Nov 2019

Blackberry portfolio licensor inks RPX agreement and insists there’s still plenty more deals to do

Defensive aggregator closes transaction with Fundamental Innovation Systems International giving members coverage on USB charging patents; Apple also settles infringement case Read more

8 Nov 2019

A snapshot of the global patent landscape in eight charts  

A recently issued WIPO report based on multiple data points sheds light on the state of play in worldwide patenting activity Read more

6 Nov 2019

New report reveals why SMEs want patents and the opportunities they bring

Study released by the European Patent Office sheds light on the growing sophistication of smaller businesses seeking protection for their inventions Read more

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31 Oct 2019

IAM honours Asia’s IP leaders

The winners of our annual Asia IP Elite awards for the teams, deal and individual of the year were revealed before a sold-out crowd at IPBC Asia 2019 Read more

26 Oct 2019

Japan is the unheralded centre of Asia’s patent market

Long-term filing declines and a staid litigation environment mask the fact that the patent strategies pursued by the country’s elite companies are becoming more aggressive and dynamic Read more

25 Oct 2019

UK Supreme Court hands employee-inventor a dramatic £2 million victory

Judgment vindicates professor’s 20-year fight for share of Unilever licensing profit and looks set to reshape British law on employee compensation for inventions Read more

11 Oct 2019

Data reveals strong growth in the number of female inventors, but there is still a long way to go

A report by the UK IP Office finds more women named on patents than ever before – but also that they remain woefully under-represented. We present the top takeaways from a very timely study Read more

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6 Nov 2019

Chinese patents surviving validity challenges in greater numbers

Invention patents had a coin flip chance of full invalidation by CNIPA over the past decade, but the past three years show a higher survival rate Read more

4 Nov 2019

Hundreds of patents change hands after Chinese energy group takes Nissan battery business independent

The automaker sold the business to wind power specialist Envision Group in April, transferring as many as 2,000 patents Read more

1 Nov 2019

Japanese industrials learn that validity is king in China

Top firms in chemicals, materials and other industrial fields from Japan have not been shy about suing Chinese competitors, but China’s patent office has been a big obstacle to enforcement Read more

24 Oct 2019

Latest statistics show foreign firms win in high numbers at Beijing IP Court

Numbers also show that damages are rising. But litigation statistics only tell part of the story on plaintiff success. Read more