Region: Asia-Pacific

Chongqing is home to latest Chinese court asked to set global FRAND rate

The dispute between Oppo and Nokia has brought big-ticket global patent litigation to one of China’s biggest cities

10 November 2021

Patent system should address “blind spot” around AI-generated inventions, KIPO commissioner says

In an exclusive interview with IAM, Kim Yong Rae says innovation will be discouraged if law fails to keep pace with technological change

09 November 2021

More than half a million Chinese patent applications swept up in quality crackdown so far

Reports say CNIPA identified 545,000 ‘abnormal’ patent applications in the first half of 2021 under new system set up to flag bogus filing activity

08 November 2021

Mitsubishi Electric adds technology licensing to its monetisation push

Creation of an “open technology bank” for fee-based use comes as world’s third-biggest PCT filer also does more deals with NPEs

05 November 2021

JPO hopes to bolster bottom line with fee hikes amidst long-term filing decline

Commissioner Kiyoshi Mori says patent filing activity is recovering from the pandemic, but increased costs could affect application patterns for budget-conscious users

04 November 2021

What patent numbers say about the quantum technology race

The Long Read: A gap between scientific publications and patent filings in quantum fields paints a worrying picture for European innovators, in particular, write Sebastien Ragot and Michel Kurek. However, there is still time for course correction

03 November 2021

How to successfully navigate exclusions in Russian patent law

While Russian patent law identifies which objects are excluded from patentability, not all exclusions are straightforward. A deep dive into a recent case study provides useful guidance for this murky area.

03 November 2021

Key takeaways from Merck’s landmark covid IP licensing deal with the Medicines Patent Pool

The agreement is the first granting non-exclusive and royalty free rights to sub-licensees of a covid therapeutic or vaccine

02 November 2021

China introduces new IP mediation rules in latest bid to play a greater role in cross-border disputes

Guidelines unveiled by semi-governmental trade body are country’s first IP-specific rules for a tool Chinese patent implementers say they favour

02 November 2021

Why a Russian patent injunction against 61 Samsung handset models could be a gamechanger

Exclusive analysis on the expansive legal theory used to bar use of Samsung Pay service and dozens of Galaxy smartphones

01 November 2021

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