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Foreign companies pared back Chinese patent filing in 2020

Applications from overseas are latest area in which long-term growth trends are reversing in China

Foreign companies pared back Chinese patent filing in 2020
Court rules against Hitachi Metals in China's first ‘essential facilities’ patent case
27 Apr 2021

Court rules against Hitachi Metals in China's first ‘essential facilities’ patent case

Japanese company faulted for refusal to license patent rights in a landmark dispute over so-called ‘de-facto standards’

Why high-tech patent expertise will be increasingly valued by life sciences companies
24 Apr 2021

Why high-tech patent expertise will be increasingly valued by life sciences companies

If the experience of NantWorks’ IP chief Mark Kokes is anything to go by, leading strategists from other sectors can make a splash in pharma and biotech

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23 Apr 2021

What the decline of a big patent buyer means for Chinese IP strategies

Rising US-China tensions create big supply chain risk that could dent mid-sized suppliers’ appetite for overseas acquisitions Read more

20 Apr 2021

Large IP platform feels the heat as China scrutinises patent services

According to a recent media report, helping companies game subsidies became big business for a self-described unicorn of the IP space Read more

16 Apr 2021

Fortress adds to Xiaomi’s growing US litigation docket

Chinese smartphone maker has faced more new cases in the last four months than over the previous four years, and VoiceAge EVS LLC is the latest to pile on Read more

15 Apr 2021

How India can chart a course to IP leadership

Top voices from industry and private practice reckon with the strengths and weaknesses of country’s IP environment Read more

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18 Mar 2021

Another brick in the wall towards patents becoming fully-fledged assets

Announcing the creation of SPIF - a non-partisan, open standard, human readable solution for uniquely identifying patent assets that is consistent with existing formats Read more

2 Mar 2021

Negotiating patent licensing agreements during a pandemic

Co-published - Although some major deals in the semiconductor space have been concluded over the last year, respondents to a survey on virtual negotiations see major difficulties in online discussions Read more

22 Feb 2021

Boom in M&A shifts semiconductor patent landscape

Co-published A surge in activity in 2020 could lead to major IP reconfigurations in the sector Read more

21 Dec 2020

Four predictions on how AI will reshape the IP landscape

IAM’s Strategy 300 Global Leaders share their insights on what the future holds for AI and patents – and what companies need to do now to stay ahead Read more

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13 Apr 2021

Top bitcoin hardware firms to clash in Chinese IP suit

Bitmain’s trade secrets complaint against MicroBT in Beijing follows failed patent assertion attempt Read more

9 Apr 2021

Post-smartphones, LG is actively exploring patent sales

An affiliate of the South Korean company recently sold over 100 assets to an NPE, while other parts of the portfolio are reportedly being shopped by brokers Read more

5 Apr 2021

New $400 million Aon fund with IP focus raises exciting prospects, says CIO Brian Hinman

Latest initiative by financial services giant could rise in value to $1 billion and is focused on companies that are beyond their first funding round Read more

26 Mar 2021

Filings show Chinese gene sequencer BGI has paid out millions in legal fees battling Illumina over patents

Financial figures disclosed as supplement to IPO prospectus, in latest sign regulators are wary of waving through companies facing major overseas IP litigation 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

8 Jun 2020

IP Market news highlights

IAM’s biggest spring reads 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

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

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