Region: Asia-Pacific

Benchmarking the IP5

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: IP5 insights

29 November 2021

Big Chinese prosecution firms continue to ride the wave of rising patent filings

Prosecution data shows the patent agencies in China that obtain the most patents for clients in key technical fields

26 November 2021

Latest patent sale by Chinese lab shows hot demand for 5G assets

Research outfit Shanghai Langbo has found customers among both operating companies and licensing firms for its recent patent output

25 November 2021

How to deal with China's new crackdown on bad-faith patent filings and other examination changes

The Long Read: New guidelines in the works at the CNIPA will continue the fight against 'irregular' applications, make utility models harder to get and heighten the risk of litigation in the software space, write Aaron Wininger of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, PA and Austin Chang of Beijing East IP

24 November 2021

Unilever defeats Chinese competitor on grounds of bad-faith filing

Unilever has triumphed, not only in having an administrative proceeding upheld against a rival trademark, but also in securing well-known status for its own mark, which should make subsequent enforcement much easier.

24 November 2021

Hyundai Motor bolsters portfolio in patent assignment deal with AT&T

Korean automaker acquires dozens of assets in areas including drone technology and speech processing

24 November 2021

Russia approves radical new anti-counterfeiting plans

A decisive new strategy looks set to transform the war on fake goods in Russia. The measures will extend landlord liability for counterfeits and will initially apply to priority sectors only – although there are already discussions underway about extending them.

24 November 2021

Groundbreaking open-source rulings could mean big changes for China’s software industry

Recent copyright infringement judgments in Shenzhen and Guangzhou could upend common practices for commercial software developers

23 November 2021

Chinese law should do more to encourage joint patent licensing, says adviser to country's IP courts

Professor Cui Guobin says that both patent owners and implementers want greater clarity around pools and antitrust law

22 November 2021

Why CNIPA could be the go-to venue for Chinese patent linkage plaintiffs

Pharma patentees face difficult choices under the country’s new early dispute resolution framework

19 November 2021

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