Region: Asia-Pacific

Hubei High Court upholds 10-million yuan damages award to Michelin for misuse of Cantonese name

The long-awaited verdict in the Michelin dispute offers welcome clarity to rights holders that companies should utilise their well-known trademark status rather than resort to defensive trademarks.

13 December 2023

Ericsson and InterDigital disputes should be resolved by the UK courts, Lenovo’s IP chief argues

English global FRAND determinations to become more popular with implementers, says John Mulgrew

12 December 2023

Inside the IP strategy of Australian diagnostics start-up Nutromics

IP head Rosie Stramandinoli discusses why the diagnostics start-up will be a ‘force to reckon with’

12 December 2023

Saturday Opinion: Rumours India’s leading IP judge is moving on trigger power vacuum worries

Justice Prathiba Singh looks likely to leave her post at a time when all eyes are on how the country’s courts handle patent cases

09 December 2023

Taiwan steps up trade secret protection amid soaring litigation numbers

With the island set to list nationally important technologies, IAM takes a look at the plan to safeguard its most critical trade secrets and patents

08 December 2023

South Korea pushing ahead with ‘K-discovery’ system for trade secrets and patents suits

But push by key industry players has forced Korean legislators to soften their proposed US-style discovery proposals

08 December 2023

South Korea: IP Office’s DABUS Nullification Highlights Stance Towards AI Inventors

Featured in The Patent Prosecution Review 2024

According to the Korean Patent Act, the right to obtain a patent is vested in a person who makes an invention or their successor. The Seoul Administrative Court’s decision to dismiss the DABUS appeal cements the IP office and the courts’ position on this matter.

08 December 2023

China: CNIPA Reforms Set to Make the Country an Attractive Venue to Innovate

Featured in The Patent Prosecution Review 2024

Undeterred by the current global economic instability, China’s IP industry is proving itself to be robust and resilient. The rapid growth of patent agencies, recent legislative amendments and shortened examination periods reflect the country’s determination to enhance patent value.

08 December 2023

Australia: Computer-related Inventions, Patent Term Extensions and Stricter Examination Trends

Featured in The Patent Prosecution Review 2024

While it was hoped that the highly anticipated Aristocrat Technologies dispute will clarify the requirements for patenting computer-related inventions, the High Court of Australia handed down an evenly split decision that leaves the door open to further discussion.

08 December 2023

India: High Court IP divisions’ landmark decisions reflect a positively evolving prosecution landscape

Featured in The Patent Prosecution Review 2024

The Indian Patent Office is taking significant steps to reduce patent prosecution timelines with a view to helping India soon become a top jurisdiction of choice for applicants to protect and commercialise their patents.

08 December 2023

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