Asia-Pacific

China's universities can shape the future of video - and more besides - if they get IP right

Robust technical contributions to VVC could turn into future royalty streams as the country's academic institutions get more involved than ever before in standards-setting

China's universities can shape the future of video - and more besides - if they get IP right
Intel is a major patent force and that matters
7 Aug 2020

Intel is a major patent force and that matters

The chipmaker has taken a number of hits to its business, but analysis of its IP holdings shows that it could still have a few tricks up its sleeve

InterDigital faces Xiaomi FRAND fight, but revenue surges on back of Huawei deal
6 Aug 2020

InterDigital faces Xiaomi FRAND fight, but revenue surges on back of Huawei deal

Despite dispute, CEO Bill Merritt remains positive. "Licensing is all about momentum and we certainly have a good amount of that now,” he says

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6 Aug 2020

Honda identifies 7,000 patents for potential abandonment in trial of AI tool

Human analysts agreed with automated system’s maintenance decisions about 85% of the time, says IP general manager Hirokazu Bessho Read more

5 Aug 2020

Inside China's first top-down FRAND royalty decision

Exclusive analysis of the recently published full judgment of the Nanjing Intermediate People's Court in Huawei v Conversant Read more

4 Aug 2020

Patent suits keep coming as India undergoes China tech backlash

Xiaomi and other brands face legal challenges as country rethinks bilateral tech trade and pushes to create its own national champion Read more

3 Aug 2020

Shanghai company seeks $1.4 billion in new patent suit against Apple

Xiao-i, which owns a voice assistant patent recently validated by China’s top court, says it will show the world the strength of Chinese AI technology Read more

Designs

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29 Jul 2020

Japan, Taiwan data starts to show virus impact on new patent filings

While Chinese applications are back on pace for growth, other East Asian offices are seeing decreased activity Read more

17 Jul 2020

As Silicon Valley showers Jio Platforms with cash, upstart may need IP crash course

Telco plans to make smartphones and produce made-in-India 5G network gear. The company recently landed in hot water for copying the design of Zoom’s teleconferencing platform Read more

11 Jul 2020

Reporting serious allegations made against the WIPO director general was not fake news, it was essential

The agency's outgoing head Francis Gurry has hit out at media coverage of complaints made against him by his deputy, but the real problem was a total lack of transparency in how the affair was handled Read more

9 Jul 2020

Huawei, Oppo and BOE lead first half patent filing jump in China

CNIPA mid-year press conference also reveals PCT filings on track to increase in 2020, despite greater business risks overseas for Chinese firms Read more

Finance

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17 Jul 2020

As Silicon Valley showers Jio Platforms with cash, upstart may need IP crash course

Telco plans to make smartphones and produce made-in-India 5G network gear. The company recently landed in hot water for copying the design of Zoom’s teleconferencing platform Read more

9 Jul 2020

Huawei, Oppo and BOE lead first half patent filing jump in China

CNIPA mid-year press conference also reveals PCT filings on track to increase in 2020, despite greater business risks overseas for Chinese firms 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

13 May 2020

Japan to screen foreign stakes in key firms, citing need to protect tech

Unveiling a list of core firms that includes many of the country’s top IP owners, finance minister Taro Aso stated that “technology and patents” must be safeguarded Read more

Frand/SEPS

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30 Jul 2020

Huawei’s increasing China focus may have paved way for Qualcomm deal

Chinese company took quarterly smartphone sales title for the first time in Q2, but it is increasingly reliant on its home market Read more

29 Jul 2020

Avanci head Alfalahi hails DOJ's seal of approval for its new 5G programme

Auto and IoT-focused platform looks to extend its deal-making reach into new generation of wireless Read more

28 Jul 2020

TikTok owner among leading contributors to new video codec standard

Analysis shows Qualcomm is top of the pile, but the presence of a number of Chinese players indicates they will play a big part as the VVC IP landscape develops Read more

28 Jul 2020

Proposed limits to injunctions in Japan need further study, top policy body says

JPO subcommittee report indicates that the time is not right for a measure that could be seen as  weakening patent rights Read more

Law & Policy

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30 Jul 2020

China passes a major threshold in life sciences IP reform

Move to implement patent linkage is the clearest sign yet that the country is embracing pharma and biotech innovation Read more

29 Jul 2020

Avanci head Alfalahi hails DOJ's seal of approval for its new 5G programme

Auto and IoT-focused platform looks to extend its deal-making reach into new generation of wireless Read more

28 Jul 2020

Proposed limits to injunctions in Japan need further study, top policy body says

JPO subcommittee report indicates that the time is not right for a measure that could be seen as  weakening patent rights Read more

27 Jul 2020

Indonesia makes compulsory licensing easier as high-tech waits on key patent reform

Country paves way for possible covid-19 vaccine order, but promised protections for technology firms are taking longer than anticipated Read more

Litigation

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31 Jul 2020

Medtronic’s dual patent strategy helps keep it at the forefront of medtech innovation

The company spends a pretty penny on its own R&D efforts but also draws on external sources to fill any gaps, particularly within high-growth digital areas Read more

30 Jul 2020

China passes a major threshold in life sciences IP reform

Move to implement patent linkage is the clearest sign yet that the country is embracing pharma and biotech innovation Read more

28 Jul 2020

Proposed limits to injunctions in Japan need further study, top policy body says

JPO subcommittee report indicates that the time is not right for a measure that could be seen as  weakening patent rights Read more

24 Jul 2020

Apple must face France Brevets suit in Shenzhen, court rules

Recent rulings confirm sovereign patent fund and several domestic patent owners are targeting the iPhone maker Read more

Market Developments

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29 Jul 2020

Clarivate's acquisition of CPA Global raises plenty of questions

Deal creates an IP behomoth and continues the trend towards service provider consolidation - but the new company's clients will need reassurances Read more

29 Jul 2020

Japan, Taiwan data starts to show virus impact on new patent filings

While Chinese applications are back on pace for growth, other East Asian offices are seeing decreased activity Read more

24 Jul 2020

Apple must face France Brevets suit in Shenzhen, court rules

Recent rulings confirm sovereign patent fund and several domestic patent owners are targeting the iPhone maker Read more

22 Jul 2020

Fujitsu latest Japanese titan to part with significant chip assets

Hundreds of rights look likely to pass to Arizona-based ON Semiconductor as part of foundry purchase Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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24 Jul 2020

Apple must face France Brevets suit in Shenzhen, court rules

Recent rulings confirm sovereign patent fund and several domestic patent owners are targeting the iPhone maker Read more

21 Jul 2020

Huawei transfers codec patents to entity linked with China NPE campaign

Video rights pass to an owner linked with a recent Xiaomi deal and several Chinese assertions Read more

15 Jul 2020

Japanese R&D lab targets BOE in US patent suit

First assertion in eight years for Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, run by Guinness World Record holding patentee Shunpei Yamazaki Read more

10 Jul 2020

Foxconn and Sharp – a patent strategy marriage made in heaven

The extent to which Taiwan’s patent heavyweight has slashed its holdings, expanded its technology coverage and monetised its Japanese acquisition’s assets is revealed in this week’s data analysis Read more

Patent Pools

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29 Jul 2020

Avanci head Alfalahi hails DOJ's seal of approval for its new 5G programme

Auto and IoT-focused platform looks to extend its deal-making reach into new generation of wireless Read more

28 Jul 2020

TikTok owner among leading contributors to new video codec standard

Analysis shows Qualcomm is top of the pile, but the presence of a number of Chinese players indicates they will play a big part as the VVC IP landscape develops Read more

16 Jul 2020

Exclusive: Huawei's head of video IP explains why the company joined HEVC Advance

Company says pool membership has been a boon, but it remains willing to make individual deals Read more

10 Jul 2020

Foxconn and Sharp – a patent strategy marriage made in heaven

The extent to which Taiwan’s patent heavyweight has slashed its holdings, expanded its technology coverage and monetised its Japanese acquisition’s assets is revealed in this week’s data analysis Read more

Patents Law

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31 Jul 2020

Medtronic’s dual patent strategy helps keep it at the forefront of medtech innovation

The company spends a pretty penny on its own R&D efforts but also draws on external sources to fill any gaps, particularly within high-growth digital areas Read more

31 Jul 2020

Key OIN signups show China Inc is on board with open source

Huawei, Baidu and chipmaker Unisoc have joined Tencent and Alibaba in the network, which made getting China more involved a priority several years ago Read more

30 Jul 2020

China passes a major threshold in life sciences IP reform

Move to implement patent linkage is the clearest sign yet that the country is embracing pharma and biotech innovation Read more

30 Jul 2020

Huawei’s increasing China focus may have paved way for Qualcomm deal

Chinese company took quarterly smartphone sales title for the first time in Q2, but it is increasingly reliant on its home market Read more

Strategy

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31 Jul 2020

Medtronic’s dual patent strategy helps keep it at the forefront of medtech innovation

The company spends a pretty penny on its own R&D efforts but also draws on external sources to fill any gaps, particularly within high-growth digital areas Read more

31 Jul 2020

Key OIN signups show China Inc is on board with open source

Huawei, Baidu and chipmaker Unisoc have joined Tencent and Alibaba in the network, which made getting China more involved a priority several years ago Read more

29 Jul 2020

Clarivate's acquisition of CPA Global raises plenty of questions

Deal creates an IP behomoth and continues the trend towards service provider consolidation - but the new company's clients will need reassurances Read more

29 Jul 2020

Japan, Taiwan data starts to show virus impact on new patent filings

While Chinese applications are back on pace for growth, other East Asian offices are seeing decreased activity Read more

Technology Licensing

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31 Jul 2020

Key OIN signups show China Inc is on board with open source

Huawei, Baidu and chipmaker Unisoc have joined Tencent and Alibaba in the network, which made getting China more involved a priority several years ago Read more

30 Jul 2020

China passes a major threshold in life sciences IP reform

Move to implement patent linkage is the clearest sign yet that the country is embracing pharma and biotech innovation Read more

30 Jul 2020

Huawei’s increasing China focus may have paved way for Qualcomm deal

Chinese company took quarterly smartphone sales title for the first time in Q2, but it is increasingly reliant on its home market Read more

29 Jul 2020

Avanci head Alfalahi hails DOJ's seal of approval for its new 5G programme

Auto and IoT-focused platform looks to extend its deal-making reach into new generation of wireless Read more

Trade Secrets

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30 Jul 2020

China passes a major threshold in life sciences IP reform

Move to implement patent linkage is the clearest sign yet that the country is embracing pharma and biotech innovation Read more

23 Jul 2020

Nobel laureate Tasuku Honjo loses multi-billion dollar patent dispute

Immuno-oncology inventorship battle highlights IP dangers of research collaboration Read more

11 Jul 2020

Reporting serious allegations made against the WIPO director general was not fake news, it was essential

The agency's outgoing head Francis Gurry has hit out at media coverage of complaints made against him by his deputy, but the real problem was a total lack of transparency in how the affair was handled Read more

29 Jun 2020

Messy leadership dispute at Arm's China JV puts IP risks in the spotlight

UK-based chip designer and owner Softbank have been unable to oust the chief executive of the entity with exclusive rights to license its chip designs in China Read more

Valuation

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30 Jul 2020

China passes a major threshold in life sciences IP reform

Move to implement patent linkage is the clearest sign yet that the country is embracing pharma and biotech innovation Read more

29 Jul 2020

Clarivate's acquisition of CPA Global raises plenty of questions

Deal creates an IP behomoth and continues the trend towards service provider consolidation - but the new company's clients will need reassurances Read more

24 Jul 2020

Patent risk profile front and centre in run up to Ant Group’s IPO

The company’s filings have exploded since the second half of 2019 and, while it is difficult to discern the quality of the assets, the portfolio is in capable hands Read more

23 Jul 2020

Nobel laureate Tasuku Honjo loses multi-billion dollar patent dispute

Immuno-oncology inventorship battle highlights IP dangers of research collaboration Read more