Region: Asia-Pacific

Asia, US IP office leaders look to keep apace with AI and NFTs

Patent bodies must adapt and evolve to address knowledge gaps in changing digital landscape

09 September 2022

Intentional connection, innovation incentives key to growing monetisable patent portfolio

Dolby Laboratories’ director of IP strategy and operations provides best practices for building valuable patent and trademark portfolios against a backdrop of global crises

08 September 2022

Chinese Supreme Court’s first patent linkage ruling is a mixed bag

The top court speedily backed an earlier judgment against rights owner Chugai Pharmaceuticals

08 September 2022

Embracing the trade secrets buzz

Martin Zorrilla, CTO of Singapore-based insect farming start-up Nutrition Technologies, explains how capturing, protecting and exploiting the company’s know-how creates new opportunities, as well as peace of mind

08 September 2022

An unwelcome bend in jurisprudence for patent composition claims?

A recent judgment from the Delhi High Court emphasises procedural irregularities and denial of principles of natural justice resulting from the controller issuing a non-speaking order in a case involving non-patentable subject matter.

07 September 2022

The dangers of patent counting to assess technology leadership

Former USPTO Director Andrei Iancu warns that the US is facing “a new Sputnik moment”, but he and others at an online event caution against reading too much into raw numbers

01 September 2022

Indian government urged to bolster patent examiner manpower to shift heavy backlog

Advisory body seeks tripling of IP office staff in bid to bring application timeframes in line with China and the US

01 September 2022

Study reveals "unprecedented" flood of opportunistic filings in Russia as foreign brands targeted

Research uncovers nearly 500 trademark applications filed that are identical or similar to famous foreign brands

31 August 2022

Protection of personal data – the journey starts again

The Indian government has recently withdrawn the Data Protection Bill as a result of recommended changes made by the Joint Parliamentary Committee. This followed opposition from various stakeholders in relation to numerous provisions of the bill.

31 August 2022

Huawei outspends rival telecoms innovators on R&D

Although the Chinese giant is currently number one, doubts have been raised as to whether its current levels of investment are sustainable

26 August 2022

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