Region: Asia-Pacific

PepsiCo suffers big loss following David-vs-Goliath battle with Indian farmers

India revokes company’s exclusive right to potato variety used in Lay’s chips, in case that illustrates limits of country’s agricultural IP protections

10 December 2021

JPO to update SEP negotiation guide in 2022, commissioner says

Commissioner Kiyoshi Mori highlights 2018 document’s balance and the open, transparent process that went into its creation

09 December 2021

Why Open RAN’s closed standards setting body could be bad for wireless innovation

The Long Read: The O-RAN Alliance is touted as a key initiative for furthering 5G deployment. Elisabeth Opie and Haris Tsilikas say its exclusive membership structure raises both IP and antitrust issues

08 December 2021

CNIPA measures are a big step forward for patent pledges in China

The viability of patent pledges in China has been given a significant boost by amended measures published by the CNIPA, a detailed attempt to make the patent pledge procedure smoother for prospective registrants.

08 December 2021

Revealed: first Chinese target of ZTE's new SEP licensing push

Court documents show that ZTE has filed a patent suit against Tinno Mobile, the Shenzhen-based company that owns French smartphone brand Wiko

08 December 2021

Survey results show growing use of inventor remuneration policies in India

KPMG report finds strong support for a national law on a compensation for inventors to spur more and higher-quality domestic patent activity

07 December 2021

Hyundai – auto’s quiet patent superpower

The automaker and its affiliates are growing their portfolios in technologies that will be critical for developing the car of the future

06 December 2021

Validity rate for Chinese patents ticks upward, but patent owners in top tech areas face tough road

While more than half of invention patents survive invalidation unscathed, key life science and communications classes see higher knock-out rate

06 December 2021

Australia under-invests in IP, and recent government proposals will not fix that

Saturday Opinion: In-house leaders say a mooted patent box regime limited to life sciences will reward companies that get patents already, failing to encourage IP investment in new industries

04 December 2021

Huawei knocks out two Chinese patents in global SEP dispute with IP Bridge

Exclusive data shows extent of Japanese firm’s Chinese patent holdings as it heads into a high-stakes rate-setting battle

03 December 2021

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