Asia-Pacific

Why Daimler would have the upper hand if its patent fight with Nokia were taking place in China

Chinese courts want to make their mark on global FRAND disputes and are likely to have a different way of looking at them than their counterparts in countries such as Germany

Why Daimler would have the upper hand if its patent fight with Nokia were taking place in China
Chinese LED firms square up with foreign patent portfolios on both sides
21 Sep 2020

Chinese LED firms square up with foreign patent portfolios on both sides

Mainland opponents in notoriously litigious sector have stocked up with rights from Sony, Sharp, Panasonic and Korea’s ILJIN

InterDigital’s re-vamp makes it an even more powerful patent player
18 Sep 2020

InterDigital’s re-vamp makes it an even more powerful patent player

The technological and geographic scope of the firm’s portfolio means new chief licensing officer Eeva Hakoranta has a lot to play with

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18 Sep 2020

Samsung, Apple deals confirm KAIST has joined the big leagues of licensing

National research university reached an agreement with Korea’s top tech company following a $200 million court win in Texas Read more

17 Sep 2020

Major Chinese printing player draws Canon’s ire again

Ninestar, part of a stable of related companies including Lexmark, back in the crosshairs after successful defence at ITC Read more

16 Sep 2020

Confusion surrounding ‘essentially biological processes’ in India

In the absence of case law, patents for inventions related to natural or artificial living entities, biological materials, substances derived from these materials, and any processes involved in the production of living substances or entities can be difficult to obtain in India. However, Monsanto Technology v Nuziveedu Seeds may help to pave the way for future applicants in this field. Read more

16 Sep 2020

The doctrine of patent exhaustion may soon be coming to Australia

High Court of Australia could overturn a 112-year-old precedent in a much-awaited ruling that will have broad commercial implications Read more

Designs

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9 Sep 2020

Chinese patent that spawned 4,000 lawsuits racks up another win with four years left on the books

The selfie stick patent owned by Winners’ Sun illustrates why utility models in China cannot be ignored Read more

7 Sep 2020

Geely to boost R&D war chest with Shanghai listing

China’s next big IPO will feature one of the country’s auto IP leaders, which has more than 9,000 patents and counts licensing as a major revenue source Read more

27 Aug 2020

Ant Group touts strong patent position as it unveils business to investors

Filing documents detail IP strategy of the Alipay operator, which is preparing what could be the biggest IPO in history Read more

11 Aug 2020

India’s IP office backs calls to abolish patent appeal board

Public records request reveals high-level support for a reform that would hand patent validity questions back to the courts Read more

Finance

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15 Sep 2020

Confronting critical challenges, Taiwan’s tech companies must find a way to create patent value

IAM speaks with IP leaders from Foxconn, AU Optronics and others ahead of IPBC Taiwan next week Read more

11 Sep 2020

New licensing entity picks up portfolios from Samsung, Kyocera and TCL

Japan-based LLC’s first monetisation move is a licensor spot in Via’s LTE pool Read more

27 Aug 2020

Ant Group touts strong patent position as it unveils business to investors

Filing documents detail IP strategy of the Alipay operator, which is preparing what could be the biggest IPO in history Read more

10 Aug 2020

Report: half of failed IPOs on Shanghai tech board sidelined for IP reasons

No fewer than 17 companies have had listing plans scuppered due to a variety of IP deficiencies Read more

Frand/SEPS

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14 Sep 2020

China’s Supreme Court orders Conversant not to enforce German injunction against Huawei

Country’s first ever anti-suit injunction was handed down one day after NPE’s win in Germany Read more

11 Sep 2020

New licensing entity picks up portfolios from Samsung, Kyocera and TCL

Japan-based LLC’s first monetisation move is a licensor spot in Via’s LTE pool Read more

8 Sep 2020

Samsung seizing 5G opportunities enabled by patent leadership

Verizon deal worth $6.6b is latest sign that the company is stepping into the big leagues of network gear Read more

4 Sep 2020

Xiaomi’s patent plays prepare it for a global role

The Beijing-based smartphone manufacturer has been busy doing licensing deals and making acquisitions, not only to build its strength at home but also on the international stage Read more

Law & Policy

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14 Sep 2020

China’s Supreme Court orders Conversant not to enforce German injunction against Huawei

Country’s first ever anti-suit injunction was handed down one day after NPE’s win in Germany Read more

9 Sep 2020

Senator Tillis leads call for biopharma patent protection in any US-India trade deal

Letter to US Trade Representative from head of the Senate's IP sub-committee comes amid growing efforts to put a mini agreement between the two countries in place before November's presidential election Read more

2 Sep 2020

Huawei IP chief calls for a FRAND balance at IPBC Connect

Jason Ding tells attendees that Huawei hasn’t denied SEP licences to willing licensees at any level of the value chain, and other patent owners should follow suit Read more

1 Sep 2020

US-India trade negotiations could prove an IP turning point

A deal – potentially including reforms to controversial Indian patent laws – is said to be almost agreed with time running out before American presidential elections Read more

Litigation

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14 Sep 2020

China’s Supreme Court orders Conversant not to enforce German injunction against Huawei

Country’s first ever anti-suit injunction was handed down one day after NPE’s win in Germany Read more

10 Sep 2020

Report highlights NPE threat to Chinese companies in the US

Businesses from China face growing risk of patent suits and very rarely end up on the winning side Read more

9 Sep 2020

Chinese patent that spawned 4,000 lawsuits racks up another win with four years left on the books

The selfie stick patent owned by Winners’ Sun illustrates why utility models in China cannot be ignored Read more

4 Sep 2020

Xiaomi’s patent plays prepare it for a global role

The Beijing-based smartphone manufacturer has been busy doing licensing deals and making acquisitions, not only to build its strength at home but also on the international stage Read more

Market Developments

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15 Sep 2020

Confronting critical challenges, Taiwan’s tech companies must find a way to create patent value

IAM speaks with IP leaders from Foxconn, AU Optronics and others ahead of IPBC Taiwan next week Read more

14 Sep 2020

China’s Supreme Court orders Conversant not to enforce German injunction against Huawei

Country’s first ever anti-suit injunction was handed down one day after NPE’s win in Germany Read more

11 Sep 2020

New licensing entity picks up portfolios from Samsung, Kyocera and TCL

Japan-based LLC’s first monetisation move is a licensor spot in Via’s LTE pool Read more

8 Sep 2020

Samsung seizing 5G opportunities enabled by patent leadership

Verizon deal worth $6.6b is latest sign that the company is stepping into the big leagues of network gear Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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11 Sep 2020

New licensing entity picks up portfolios from Samsung, Kyocera and TCL

Japan-based LLC’s first monetisation move is a licensor spot in Via’s LTE pool Read more

10 Sep 2020

Report highlights NPE threat to Chinese companies in the US

Businesses from China face growing risk of patent suits and very rarely end up on the winning side Read more

3 Sep 2020

With huge Panasonic portfolio, NPE makes rare assertion against HTC

Sun Patent trust accuses Taiwanese handset manufacturer of infringing four LTE Advanced assets Read more

28 Aug 2020

Following big UK win, Conversant seals injunction against ZTE and Huawei in German suit

CEO Teksler tells IAM it has been “a long time in the making” after Düsseldorf verdict adds extra gloss to a big week for the NPE Read more

Patent Pools

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4 Sep 2020

Xiaomi’s patent plays prepare it for a global role

The Beijing-based smartphone manufacturer has been busy doing licensing deals and making acquisitions, not only to build its strength at home but also on the international stage Read more

3 Sep 2020

With huge Panasonic portfolio, NPE makes rare assertion against HTC

Sun Patent trust accuses Taiwanese handset manufacturer of infringing four LTE Advanced assets Read more

28 Aug 2020

Oppo waging broad validity campaigns against Sharp, Sisvel in China

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo recently knocked out one patent held by each firm, but sources say there are more cases to come Read more

21 Aug 2020

Video remains a battleground for Chinese companies and major licensors

Device makers including Xiaomi, TCL and Lenovo are caught up in overseas litigation as patent pools and independent licensors alike face difficulty getting deals done Read more

Patents Law

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15 Sep 2020

Confronting critical challenges, Taiwan’s tech companies must find a way to create patent value

IAM speaks with IP leaders from Foxconn, AU Optronics and others ahead of IPBC Taiwan next week Read more

14 Sep 2020

China’s Supreme Court orders Conversant not to enforce German injunction against Huawei

Country’s first ever anti-suit injunction was handed down one day after NPE’s win in Germany Read more

14 Sep 2020

Ant Group obtains hundreds of US patent assets from Alibaba

August transfers make clear that the Alipay operator will be a patent power in its own right, inheriting up to one quarter of the e-commerce giant’s US portfolio Read more

11 Sep 2020

New licensing entity picks up portfolios from Samsung, Kyocera and TCL

Japan-based LLC’s first monetisation move is a licensor spot in Via’s LTE pool Read more

Strategy

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15 Sep 2020

Confronting critical challenges, Taiwan’s tech companies must find a way to create patent value

IAM speaks with IP leaders from Foxconn, AU Optronics and others ahead of IPBC Taiwan next week Read more

14 Sep 2020

Ant Group obtains hundreds of US patent assets from Alibaba

August transfers make clear that the Alipay operator will be a patent power in its own right, inheriting up to one quarter of the e-commerce giant’s US portfolio Read more

8 Sep 2020

Samsung seizing 5G opportunities enabled by patent leadership

Verizon deal worth $6.6b is latest sign that the company is stepping into the big leagues of network gear Read more

4 Sep 2020

Xiaomi’s patent plays prepare it for a global role

The Beijing-based smartphone manufacturer has been busy doing licensing deals and making acquisitions, not only to build its strength at home but also on the international stage Read more

Technology Licensing

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15 Sep 2020

Confronting critical challenges, Taiwan’s tech companies must find a way to create patent value

IAM speaks with IP leaders from Foxconn, AU Optronics and others ahead of IPBC Taiwan next week Read more

14 Sep 2020

China’s Supreme Court orders Conversant not to enforce German injunction against Huawei

Country’s first ever anti-suit injunction was handed down one day after NPE’s win in Germany Read more

7 Sep 2020

Geely to boost R&D war chest with Shanghai listing

China’s next big IPO will feature one of the country’s auto IP leaders, which has more than 9,000 patents and counts licensing as a major revenue source Read more

4 Sep 2020

Xiaomi’s patent plays prepare it for a global role

The Beijing-based smartphone manufacturer has been busy doing licensing deals and making acquisitions, not only to build its strength at home but also on the international stage Read more

Trade Secrets

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15 Sep 2020

Confronting critical challenges, Taiwan’s tech companies must find a way to create patent value

IAM speaks with IP leaders from Foxconn, AU Optronics and others ahead of IPBC Taiwan next week Read more

10 Sep 2020

Report highlights NPE threat to Chinese companies in the US

Businesses from China face growing risk of patent suits and very rarely end up on the winning side Read more

5 Sep 2020

Covid-19 shows promise of AI tools – innovators need IP protection, and fast

Breakthroughs by startups across the APAC region show the IP system is working as intended to incentivise innovation - even in a crowded patent landscape Read more

3 Sep 2020

New hurdle for TikTok sale as China looks to scrutinise its own technology outflows

Export rule update shines a light on the IP and technology aspects of a potential deal between ByteDance and a US-based acquirer Read more

Valuation

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9 Sep 2020

The top 10 takeaways from this year’s Global Innovation Index

The latest edition of the annual WIPO publication reveals that Europe and North America still lead despite rising innovation levels in Asia Read more

7 Sep 2020

Geely to boost R&D war chest with Shanghai listing

China’s next big IPO will feature one of the country’s auto IP leaders, which has more than 9,000 patents and counts licensing as a major revenue source Read more

27 Aug 2020

Ant Group touts strong patent position as it unveils business to investors

Filing documents detail IP strategy of the Alipay operator, which is preparing what could be the biggest IPO in history Read more

18 Aug 2020

Korean labs tap Chinese demand for early-stage SEP prospects

In deal with Xiaomi, Wilus Institute is latest research group out of Seoul to find a market in China for young, high-quality rights Read more

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