Region: Asia-Pacific

Tencent, Vivo among biggest risers as Chinese patent grants continue to grow

The number of invention patents and utility models issued by the CNIPA both surged by more than 30% last year, while PCT filings levelled off

11 January 2022

Why the Illinois Northern District has become a hotbed of design patent injunctions

Lead counsel representing brands Oakley and Ugg explains how design rights help companies pursue copycats that have gotten savvier about trademark use

10 January 2022

Panasonic closes patent transactions with major LED and OLED players

Lighting firm Signify and panel-maker Samsung Display each acquired portfolios from one of Japan’s leading IP dealmakers last month

10 January 2022

IPCom patent campaign against Apple in China appears to end with global settlement

Report suggests German NPE walked away from long-running dispute with eight-digit sum, ending litigation in Fuzhou

07 January 2022

Landmark Dutch appeal court decision reduces risk of third-party damages against pharma patentees

The appellate ruling overturns a recent lower court judgment which exposed life sciences IP plaintiffs to significant additional dangers from health insurer lawsuits

06 January 2022

Chinese court asked to quash "malicious" patent assertion campaign

Appotronics says it’s suing in Guangzhou IP Court to stop patent suits filed by a major Taiwanese company

06 January 2022

InterDigital suits tee up another major SEP clash for 2022

Assertions against Oppo inaugurate latest globe-spanning dispute in a market where litigation remains a key part of negotiating some of the biggest deals

04 January 2022

Huawei inks its first Wi-Fi 6 patent licence with an overseas implementer

Latest patent deals related to the next-gen wireless internet standard suggest patent owners spy monetisation opportunities

04 January 2022

What’s ahead for the global IP market in 2022

Predictions from the IAM editorial team on what the next twelve months have in store

03 January 2022

Data sheds light on patenting strategies in the self-driving vehicle space

Landscape analysis reveals a space where automakers, suppliers and tech companies are all active and portfolio strategies are largely focused on one or two jurisdictions

22 December 2021

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