Asia-Pacific

Six life sciences IP dealmaking trends to watch out for in 2021

Despite a turbulent 2020 for pharma transactions, it is possible to discern a few patterns for activity in the market this year

Six life sciences IP dealmaking trends to watch out for in 2021
After early FRAND litigation efforts in China, KPN targets Xiaomi and others in US courts
19 Jan 2021

After early FRAND litigation efforts in China, KPN targets Xiaomi and others in US courts

Expanded US litigation campaign targets some of the same mobile companies Dutch firm has pursued in China for years

Half of Japanese companies plan to curb patent filings, JPO says
18 Jan 2021

Half of Japanese companies plan to curb patent filings, JPO says

Patent applications yet to follow trademarks and designs in return to pre-covid levels

Latest

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16 Jan 2021

China needs more patent attorneys, but lowering standards is not the answer

Recent measures that widen the door to the sector raise concerns over quality Read more

15 Jan 2021

US patent grants declined in 2020, but remain at historically high levels

The data shows that IBM retained its perennial number one slot, while there were fewer Japanese recipients and more patents issued to Chinese businesses Read more

15 Jan 2021

Oppo’s patent focus: smaller deals, younger rights and future standards

Shanghai-based R&D firm Langbo inks its first patent sale to a major Chinese buyer after a pair of deals with foreign NPEs Read more

14 Jan 2021

Subsidies still matter in China’s patent world, but focus is shifting overseas

USPTO report on non-market patent incentives shows how Chinese applicants are being encouraged to obtain more foreign rights Read more

Designs

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21 Nov 2020

RCEP is a leap for China but a small step for IP

World’s largest trade pact is not a show-stopper when it comes to IP, but it will bring changes to ASEAN and clouds US ability to set regional agenda Read more

28 Oct 2020

Help us to identify the world's leading IP strategists

The research process for the IAM Strategy 300 2021 is now underway and we are inviting nominations as we decide who should be included Read more

12 Oct 2020

What world class IP management looks like

On top of high-quality, day-to-day performance in areas such as prosecution, litigation and licensing, there are three essential elements an in-house function requires to be part of the elite Read more

5 Oct 2020

Arm’s patents will help Nvidia in many of the world’s high-growth industries

The proposed tie-up would significantly improve the US company’s IP cover in a number of key areas – but would not come consequence free Read more

Finance

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8 Jan 2021

South Korea's Intellectual Discovery is in the process of becoming a big league, mainstream NPE

A year after a major capital infusion and a change of leadership, the firm has notched some notable settlements in the US and laid the groundwork for new assertion campaigns Read more

5 Jan 2021

LG Electronics hooks up with IP Bridge as fund looks beyond Japan

Licensing business that shed state sponsorship last year partners with Korean patent powerhouse in latest acquisition Read more

2 Nov 2020

Leaders of the world’s patent deals pack

The countdown of this year's IAM Market Makers - our annual ranking of the 40 most influential players in the global IP market - begins today with places 40 to 21 Read more

24 Sep 2020

Chinese EV makers get serious about patents

Startups that have listed in the US and China look more like Tesla than Nikola from an IP portfolio perspective Read more

Frand/SEPS

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13 Jan 2021

How China’s powerful new anti-sanctions law could affect IP disputes

SEPs not the only area in which China is looking to flex its international legal muscles Read more

7 Jan 2021

Delhi court limits confidentiality measures in high profile SEP suit

Judge rules that in-house Xiaomi representatives must have access to evidence relied on by InterDigital in FRAND case Read more

6 Jan 2021

Inside Samsung's Wuhan anti-suit injunction against Ericsson

Text of China's latest big FRAND decision is revealed to mixed reactions as dispute between the two companies escalates Read more

4 Jan 2021

The big IP stories you’ll be reading about in 2021

The IAM editorial team identifies what could be this year’s pivotal developments in the global IP market Read more

Law & Policy

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13 Jan 2021

How China’s powerful new anti-sanctions law could affect IP disputes

SEPs not the only area in which China is looking to flex its international legal muscles Read more

7 Jan 2021

Delhi court limits confidentiality measures in high profile SEP suit

Judge rules that in-house Xiaomi representatives must have access to evidence relied on by InterDigital in FRAND case Read more

4 Jan 2021

The big IP stories you’ll be reading about in 2021

The IAM editorial team identifies what could be this year’s pivotal developments in the global IP market Read more

4 Jan 2021

All the China IP stories you missed over the holidays

Wuhan injunction drama was far from the only big IP news to come out of China over the festive period Read more

Litigation

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13 Jan 2021

How China’s powerful new anti-sanctions law could affect IP disputes

SEPs not the only area in which China is looking to flex its international legal muscles Read more

11 Jan 2021

Samsung heats up OLED battle with Japanese upstart

Countersuit against JOLED follows appointment of Covington & Burling lawyer as new IP head at Korean company’s Samsung Display affiliate Read more

8 Jan 2021

South Korea's Intellectual Discovery is in the process of becoming a big league, mainstream NPE

A year after a major capital infusion and a change of leadership, the firm has notched some notable settlements in the US and laid the groundwork for new assertion campaigns Read more

7 Jan 2021

Delhi court limits confidentiality measures in high profile SEP suit

Judge rules that in-house Xiaomi representatives must have access to evidence relied on by InterDigital in FRAND case Read more

Market Developments

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13 Jan 2021

How China’s powerful new anti-sanctions law could affect IP disputes

SEPs not the only area in which China is looking to flex its international legal muscles Read more

4 Jan 2021

The big IP stories you’ll be reading about in 2021

The IAM editorial team identifies what could be this year’s pivotal developments in the global IP market Read more

23 Dec 2020

The biggest patent developments in Asia in 2020

Highlights from a year of major change for rights owners and their advisers across the region Read more

15 Dec 2020

Ericsson’s Samsung suit is driven by a belief in the strength of its patents

The Swedish company has decided to take a short-term royalty hit because it thinks its IP will deliver significant financial rewards over the long-term Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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11 Jan 2021

Samsung heats up OLED battle with Japanese upstart

Countersuit against JOLED follows appointment of Covington & Burling lawyer as new IP head at Korean company’s Samsung Display affiliate Read more

8 Jan 2021

South Korea's Intellectual Discovery is in the process of becoming a big league, mainstream NPE

A year after a major capital infusion and a change of leadership, the firm has notched some notable settlements in the US and laid the groundwork for new assertion campaigns Read more

5 Jan 2021

LG Electronics hooks up with IP Bridge as fund looks beyond Japan

Licensing business that shed state sponsorship last year partners with Korean patent powerhouse in latest acquisition Read more

14 Dec 2020

The last 12 months have been good for patent owners, say global IP leaders

Exclusive Panels Report for IAM focuses on key issues, including: portfolio management, litigation, monetisation, the regulatory environment and strategic priorities Read more

Patent Pools

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14 Dec 2020

The last 12 months have been good for patent owners, say global IP leaders

Exclusive Panels Report for IAM focuses on key issues, including: portfolio management, litigation, monetisation, the regulatory environment and strategic priorities Read more

6 Nov 2020

Budget pressures accelerate Japan Inc’s IP strategy re-think

Leading lights from Canon, Hitachi and NTT among those who will discuss the way forward at virtual IPBC Japan conference Read more

2 Nov 2020

Leaders of the world’s patent deals pack

The countdown of this year's IAM Market Makers - our annual ranking of the 40 most influential players in the global IP market - begins today with places 40 to 21 Read more

2 Nov 2020

Mitsubishi Electric notches Chinese validity wins in wireless pool fight

A portfolio of 3G patents from a Sisvel pool is ruled valid by patent office ahead of key FRAND cases Read more

Patents Law

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12 Jan 2021

Huawei bolsters portfolio in deals with Blackberry, Denso

Deals show Chinese company is back in the midst of the secondary market for patents, finding willing partners among major IP owners Read more

11 Jan 2021

Samsung heats up OLED battle with Japanese upstart

Countersuit against JOLED follows appointment of Covington & Burling lawyer as new IP head at Korean company’s Samsung Display affiliate Read more

8 Jan 2021

South Korea's Intellectual Discovery is in the process of becoming a big league, mainstream NPE

A year after a major capital infusion and a change of leadership, the firm has notched some notable settlements in the US and laid the groundwork for new assertion campaigns Read more

7 Jan 2021

Delhi court limits confidentiality measures in high profile SEP suit

Judge rules that in-house Xiaomi representatives must have access to evidence relied on by InterDigital in FRAND case Read more

Strategy

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6 Jan 2021

Inside Samsung's Wuhan anti-suit injunction against Ericsson

Text of China's latest big FRAND decision is revealed to mixed reactions as dispute between the two companies escalates Read more

4 Jan 2021

The big IP stories you’ll be reading about in 2021

The IAM editorial team identifies what could be this year’s pivotal developments in the global IP market 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

Technology Licensing

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8 Jan 2021

South Korea's Intellectual Discovery is in the process of becoming a big league, mainstream NPE

A year after a major capital infusion and a change of leadership, the firm has notched some notable settlements in the US and laid the groundwork for new assertion campaigns Read more

4 Jan 2021

All the China IP stories you missed over the holidays

Wuhan injunction drama was far from the only big IP news to come out of China over the festive period Read more

29 Dec 2020

The Ericsson v Samsung FRAND licensing dispute explodes into life

The Korean giant’s Christmas day anti-suit injunction from a Chinese court receives a swift response from Judge Gilstrap in the Eastern District of Texas Read more

21 Dec 2020

In its Texas FRAND suit against Samsung, Ericsson introduces a brand new SEP litigation strategy

A need for speed has seen the Swedish company decide that the best form of attack is defence Read more

Trade Secrets

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4 Jan 2021

All the China IP stories you missed over the holidays

Wuhan injunction drama was far from the only big IP news to come out of China over the festive period Read more

24 Nov 2020

Criminal trade secrets law in China targets foreigners with extra penalties

Likely a response to recent US prosecutions of Chinese nationals, the measures mean foreign companies in China should tread with caution Read more

11 Nov 2020

How a Korean IP dispute could become political fodder in crucial Georgia Senate run-off

With the future of a planned battery factory on the line, President Trump may face ITC veto choice in midst of vote that could decide which party controls Congress Read more

10 Nov 2020

Big Tech is on notice in China, too

New rules for the internet sector call out long-standing business practices and look at data, technology and IP ownership Read more

Valuation

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25 Nov 2020

Auction of Gionee’s smartphone patents a reality check for China

IP assets of bankrupt firm, once a big local handset seller, changed hands at fire-sale prices Read more

17 Nov 2020

Under sanctions pressure, Huawei sells off entry level smartphone brand to government

Company has sold its Honor handset unit to a consortium backed by local authorities in Shenzhen government, a move that will take a big chunk out of its sales figures Read more

4 Nov 2020

CEO’s patent comments illustrate high stakes of LG Chem IP campaign

The company plans to spin off its lucrative auto battery business, and executive says patents will be key to fending off competition from China Read more

2 Nov 2020

Leaders of the world’s patent deals pack

The countdown of this year's IAM Market Makers - our annual ranking of the 40 most influential players in the global IP market - begins today with places 40 to 21 Read more