Region: Asia-Pacific

Chinese patent office hands down key ruling on pharma patent requirements

Two recent invalidation decisions shed light on how China’s patent re-examination board considers the disclosure of experimental data when considering priority

14 November 2023

Nippon drops patent lawsuits against Toyota, Mitsui, but pursues Chinese action

The Japanese steelmaker’s decision to waive claims points to the power of societal pressure in major legal disputes

08 November 2023

Delhi High Court  clears up legislative ambiguity on divisional applications

The division bench’s opinion in Syngenta clarifies the language of Section 16(1) of the Patents Act and offers much-needed clarity when it comes to examining and prosecuting divisional applications at the Indian Patent Office.

08 November 2023

Apostille Convention marks transformative step forward for foreign IP litigants in China

China's accession to the Apostille Convention signifies a ground-breaking shift in the way that foreign documents are validated and recognised in the country. This is good news for foreign rights owners, as they will now be able to enjoy a streamlined and simplified process.

08 November 2023

Is Japan ready to stop patent hoarding and start exploiting its vast intangible resources?

Saturday Opinion: IPDefine CEO Aaron Mollin says change is afoot in the willingness of IP teams in some of the largest companies to use AI for portfolio-wide patent optimisation and monetisation initiatives

04 November 2023

InterDigital inks HEVC licence with Lenovo, but global cellular SEPs spat continues

The Delaware-based cellular and video R&D shop secured the video codec deal covering Lenovo’s PCs and smartphones on 21 September, contributing to $40.8 million earnings from the company in Q3

02 November 2023

Exclusive: InterDigital hires Mang Zhu as new head of IP

The IP industry leader has left ZTE to join InterDigital as VP and head of IP

02 November 2023

CRISPR-Cas9 drugmakers like Vertex should come to the table early, says ToolGen’s IP chief

Chief Legal Officer Yoori Kim argues that current patent uncertainty should fuel rather than thwart licensing deals

01 November 2023

Orange, Sisvel SEP assertion wins above-FRAND rate for HTC's unwillingness

The jury verdict sends a message about consequences that unwilling licensees may face in US courts

31 October 2023

The keys to patent licensing mediation for success

In the wake of LG’s failed Indian mediation with Vivo, Eagle Forest’s Paul Lin maps out the key features of a high-impact mediator

31 October 2023

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