Region: Asia-Pacific

Exclusive: Dolby secures win in Korean SEP litigation

Victory “endorses” Dolby’s self-reporting licensing system, company’s IP head tells IAM

20 September 2023

South Korea’s IP-backed lending market growth exceeds targets

Although heavy reliance on government-backed initiatives creates uncertain future for IP holders

19 September 2023

TCL signs licence with Via LA’s ATSC 3.0 broadcasting patent pool

Via LA’s pool, which has 14 licensors, used to offer a rate of $2.75 per unit but has dropped it to $0.30 with an early-bird discount

18 September 2023

World’s first intangibles disclosure framework launched in Singapore

While adoption is voluntary, the move should empower financial institutions, venture capitalists and valuation firms to better understand and evaluate IP as part of overall business valuations

15 September 2023

Apple’s Chinese difficulties reflect the challenges all IP owners face there

The company’s share price fell by billions of dollars last week because of investor concerns about a new Huawei device and a rumoured government ban on officials using iPhones. It was a timely reminder of the kinds of problem China poses to rights holders individually and collectively

14 September 2023

‘Live or die’: LG Chem prepares to launch series of disputes as strategy pivots, reveals IP head

The Korean chemicals giant will do anything to combat “harsh competition” and IP is one of the “crucial” tools for securing success, contends IP head Kyung-Hwa Min

13 September 2023

Plaintiffs’ subjective intentions underlined in infringement counterclaim ruling

The plaintiff in a trademark infringement claim was found to have weaponised the suit to disrupt its rival’s business operations. The decision shows that the courts are aiming to draw clearer distinctions between rights holders that legitimately believe that their marks are being infringed and those that use their rights in bad faith.

13 September 2023

Huawei and Xiaomi strike 5G communications tech cross-licensing deal

The agreement grants the companies use of each other’s patents in various technologies and brings an end to a dispute before the CNIPA

13 September 2023

Vivo must pay Nokia hefty security deposit, Indian court suggests

Move follows Delhi High Court’s recent security deposit order in similar dispute against Oppo

12 September 2023

Chinese innovators dominate global EV patent filings

Carmakers’ head start in electric vehicle technology plays crucial role in plans to drive into Europe's auto market

08 September 2023

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