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Huawei's 5G work can continue as US extends temporary licence

Standards-setting is one of the four areas covered by the 90-day licence, but the Chinese company and its many business and technology partners still face great uncertainty

Huawei's 5G work can continue as US extends temporary licence
17 Aug 2019

China’s focus on rare earth materials patents may spell trouble for the US

The country’s filings in this vital area have skyrocketed over the past decade, but analysis shows that they lack quality and international cover

16 Aug 2019

It’s time for standards bodies to step up

The IP director of China’s Telecommunications Development Industry Alliance argues that 5G technology must not fall victim to geopolitics and patent gamesmanship

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13 Aug 2019

China’s patent attorney profession set to grow as focus shifts to quality

The numbers sitting the annual qualification exam have been rising, but previous threshold requirements, such as foreign language proficiency and work experience, have been lowered Read more

9 Aug 2019

New survey – IP litigation is increasingly global and, after a few down years, spending is going through the roof again

Study from Morrison & Foerster finds average large company outlay on lawsuits is now four times what it was in 2015 and total costs incurred top $3.3 billion Read more

9 Aug 2019

Chinese radio firm recently hit by ITC ruling is latest Trump target

Shenzhen-based Hytera, which makes two-way radios, joins Huawei on proposed list of banned government suppliers. It is already dealing with an ITC import ban won by rival Motorola Solutions Read more

6 Aug 2019

Seeking to prod Xiaomi licence, IPCom touts UK sales disruption for HTC

The German licensing firm - which recently filed a new High Court complaint against Beijing-based Xiaomi - says the Taiwanese company voluntarily pulled a model from British outlets when confronted with evidence of infringement Read more

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5 Aug 2019

China seeks to boost IP lending

Companies staked patents and trademarks to borrow $8.5 billion in the first half of 2019. CNIPA and China’s banking regulator want that figure to increase as SMEs face a credit squeeze Read more

30 Jul 2019

Indian messaging app leads hike in domestic patent filings

Annual figures released by the country’s patent office also showed that it rapidly ramped up its ability to process examinations Read more

26 Jul 2019

China patent filings fell in 2019's first half

New applications for Chinese invention patents fell by more than 9% in the first six months of the year, CNIPA reports, but foreign filings are still ticking upward Read more

8 Jul 2019

Bankrupt mobile firm's patents could hit the market soon

It wouldn't be the summer’s biggest auction, but Gionee’s China-heavy smartphone patent portfolio could draw interest from Chinese operating companies and NPEs focused on the market Read more

Finance

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5 Aug 2019

China seeks to boost IP lending

Companies staked patents and trademarks to borrow $8.5 billion in the first half of 2019. CNIPA and China’s banking regulator want that figure to increase as SMEs face a credit squeeze Read more

11 Jul 2019

China’s venture community knows patents don’t equal innovation

The CEO of a hot AI startup, a top China-focused VC and Lenovo’s CIO shared their views on patents, innovation and trade tensions at one of Asia’s largest tech events Read more

28 Jun 2019

Politics, money could temper Chinese interest in Intel auction

A few years ago, it might have been different. But political, legal and economic uncertainty may combine to keep firms like Huawei and ZTE out of the running for Intel’s wireless IP Read more

27 May 2019

New IP Bridge co-CEO talks licensing in China, Avanci’s prospects in Japan and company's 'next phase'

Minoru Fujiki (pictured, right) has taken charge of the fund operator’s patent business after the departure of founding CEO Shigeharu Yoshii (centre) Read more

FRAND/SEPS

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2 Aug 2019

How the Huawei ban and trade dispute are impacting major licensing players

Executives from Qualcomm and InterDigital explained some of the effects US-China tensions are having on their businesses in earnings calls this week. Huawei also gave an update Read more

25 Jul 2019

Rubio’s new Huawei proposal is more nuanced, but should still worry US patent owners

The measure would not stop the company from enforcing patents outright, but it would severely hamper buying and selling activity Read more

23 Jul 2019

It's security, stupid - why it's time to see the wood from the trees in the FTC's case against Qualcomm

If the US chipmaker’s recent court defeat stands then the US risks ceding to China a central role in the development of 5G and future wireless technology Read more

19 Jul 2019

Recent Oppo deal with Ericsson underlines appeal of Indian patents to Chinese buyers

Chinese smartphone vendors have filed hundreds of patent applications in India, but grants are slow in coming so far. Third party transactions can help bridge the gap as litigation continues to be a concern Read more

Law & Policy

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5 Aug 2019

China seeks to boost IP lending

Companies staked patents and trademarks to borrow $8.5 billion in the first half of 2019. CNIPA and China’s banking regulator want that figure to increase as SMEs face a credit squeeze Read more

30 Jul 2019

Indian messaging app leads hike in domestic patent filings

Annual figures released by the country’s patent office also showed that it rapidly ramped up its ability to process examinations Read more

26 Jul 2019

China patent filings fell in 2019's first half

New applications for Chinese invention patents fell by more than 9% in the first six months of the year, CNIPA reports, but foreign filings are still ticking upward Read more

25 Jul 2019

Rubio’s new Huawei proposal is more nuanced, but should still worry US patent owners

The measure would not stop the company from enforcing patents outright, but it would severely hamper buying and selling activity Read more

Litigation

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2 Aug 2019

How the Huawei ban and trade dispute are impacting major licensing players

Executives from Qualcomm and InterDigital explained some of the effects US-China tensions are having on their businesses in earnings calls this week. Huawei also gave an update Read more

25 Jul 2019

Rubio’s new Huawei proposal is more nuanced, but should still worry US patent owners

The measure would not stop the company from enforcing patents outright, but it would severely hamper buying and selling activity Read more

23 Jul 2019

It's security, stupid - why it's time to see the wood from the trees in the FTC's case against Qualcomm

If the US chipmaker’s recent court defeat stands then the US risks ceding to China a central role in the development of 5G and future wireless technology Read more

19 Jul 2019

Recent Oppo deal with Ericsson underlines appeal of Indian patents to Chinese buyers

Chinese smartphone vendors have filed hundreds of patent applications in India, but grants are slow in coming so far. Third party transactions can help bridge the gap as litigation continues to be a concern Read more

Market Developments

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2 Aug 2019

How the Huawei ban and trade dispute are impacting major licensing players

Executives from Qualcomm and InterDigital explained some of the effects US-China tensions are having on their businesses in earnings calls this week. Huawei also gave an update Read more

30 Jul 2019

Asian companies will drive growth in semiconductor IP

Patent filings in the industry have dropped off globally, but the market is expected to rev up soon with companies like Samsung and BOE leading the way Read more

30 Jul 2019

Indian messaging app leads hike in domestic patent filings

Annual figures released by the country’s patent office also showed that it rapidly ramped up its ability to process examinations Read more

26 Jul 2019

China patent filings fell in 2019's first half

New applications for Chinese invention patents fell by more than 9% in the first six months of the year, CNIPA reports, but foreign filings are still ticking upward Read more

Non practising entities

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2 Aug 2019

How the Huawei ban and trade dispute are impacting major licensing players

Executives from Qualcomm and InterDigital explained some of the effects US-China tensions are having on their businesses in earnings calls this week. Huawei also gave an update Read more

19 Jul 2019

Recent Oppo deal with Ericsson underlines appeal of Indian patents to Chinese buyers

Chinese smartphone vendors have filed hundreds of patent applications in India, but grants are slow in coming so far. Third party transactions can help bridge the gap as litigation continues to be a concern Read more

18 Jul 2019

Biometric patent conflict escalates in China

Shenzhen-based Goodix supplies more fingerprint sensors to more phones than any other company. But it is now litigating with two of its biggest rivals in Chinese courts Read more

10 Jul 2019

All the big life sciences IP developments in June

Our round-up of the major patent issues affecting pharma and biotech that emerged on the legal, market and policy fronts last month Read more

Patent pools

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28 Jun 2019

Politics, money could temper Chinese interest in Intel auction

A few years ago, it might have been different. But political, legal and economic uncertainty may combine to keep firms like Huawei and ZTE out of the running for Intel’s wireless IP Read more

3 Jun 2019

Shenzhen-based operating company tapped to license foreign pool's China rights

Netac’s own killer patent is set to expire later this year. But according to demand letters circulating Chinese media, the memory maker's IP team is now partnering with a patent pool formed by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk Read more

27 May 2019

New IP Bridge co-CEO talks licensing in China, Avanci’s prospects in Japan and company's 'next phase'

Minoru Fujiki (pictured, right) has taken charge of the fund operator’s patent business after the departure of founding CEO Shigeharu Yoshii (centre) Read more

24 May 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform from March to mid-May. Read more

Strategy

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2 Aug 2019

How the Huawei ban and trade dispute are impacting major licensing players

Executives from Qualcomm and InterDigital explained some of the effects US-China tensions are having on their businesses in earnings calls this week. Huawei also gave an update Read more

26 Jul 2019

China patent filings fell in 2019's first half

New applications for Chinese invention patents fell by more than 9% in the first six months of the year, CNIPA reports, but foreign filings are still ticking upward Read more

24 Jul 2019

The companies that lead the race for blockchain patents revealed

IBM and NChain are the only non-Chinese entities that feature in the nine-strong list of first tier applicants Read more

19 Jul 2019

Recent Oppo deal with Ericsson underlines appeal of Indian patents to Chinese buyers

Chinese smartphone vendors have filed hundreds of patent applications in India, but grants are slow in coming so far. Third party transactions can help bridge the gap as litigation continues to be a concern Read more

Technology licensing

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2 Aug 2019

How the Huawei ban and trade dispute are impacting major licensing players

Executives from Qualcomm and InterDigital explained some of the effects US-China tensions are having on their businesses in earnings calls this week. Huawei also gave an update Read more

25 Jul 2019

Rubio’s new Huawei proposal is more nuanced, but should still worry US patent owners

The measure would not stop the company from enforcing patents outright, but it would severely hamper buying and selling activity Read more

23 Jul 2019

It's security, stupid - why it's time to see the wood from the trees in the FTC's case against Qualcomm

If the US chipmaker’s recent court defeat stands then the US risks ceding to China a central role in the development of 5G and future wireless technology Read more

17 Jul 2019

Despite huge potential, patent operations at Chinese universities lag international standards

Technology transfer and commercialisation are buzzwords in China and attract more attention everyday. But before widespread IP-based private-public partnerships develop, there are significant systemic hurdles to overcome Read more

Trademarks

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22 May 2018

Chinese company which raised $1.3 billion in IP-backed financing has Virginia factory site foreclosed

It would appear that the recipient of the largest ever IP-backed loan has come full circle to cautionary tale. Tranlin Paper, based in China’s Shandong Province, borrowed well over a billion dollars from the China Development bank in 2014 on the… Read more

18 May 2018

Suing a Chinese entity in the United States? Expect a two year wait to serve process

There are a host of challenges when it comes to trying to assert US patents against a Chinese legal entity. A recent court filing by Dutch telecom KPN, which is suing Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus in the District of Delaware, underlines what looks to be a… Read more

25 Mar 2018

Trump may have postponed his IP trade war with China, but both sides are still playing for very high stakes

Last Thursday, President Trump set out a series of measures that the US is set to pursue against China over alleged violations of American-owned intellectual property. They were wide-ranging, but perhaps not as deep or as far-reaching as some may… Read more

22 Mar 2018

Trademarks takeover notwithstanding, new-look SIPO may lose policy clout

Last week’s surprising news that SIPO will be reorganized as part of far-reaching consolidation across the country’s entire state bureaucracy underlined how suddenly reforms can take shape in a closed system such as China’s. There are still as many… Read more

Trade secrets

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25 Jul 2019

Rubio’s new Huawei proposal is more nuanced, but should still worry US patent owners

The measure would not stop the company from enforcing patents outright, but it would severely hamper buying and selling activity Read more

11 Jul 2019

China’s venture community knows patents don’t equal innovation

The CEO of a hot AI startup, a top China-focused VC and Lenovo’s CIO shared their views on patents, innovation and trade tensions at one of Asia’s largest tech events Read more

2 Jul 2019

Japanese aircon giant latest to pledge patent non-aggression

Ten years ago, the company bet big on sharing technology with Chinese upstarts. Now Daikin is opening up a portfolio of refrigerant patents Read more

21 Jun 2019

SK Innovation fights US trade secrets suit with Korean defamation case

Battery maker will argue that LG Chem’s US trade secret litigation is against the national interest Read more

Valuation

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5 Aug 2019

China seeks to boost IP lending

Companies staked patents and trademarks to borrow $8.5 billion in the first half of 2019. CNIPA and China’s banking regulator want that figure to increase as SMEs face a credit squeeze Read more

23 Jul 2019

It's security, stupid - why it's time to see the wood from the trees in the FTC's case against Qualcomm

If the US chipmaker’s recent court defeat stands then the US risks ceding to China a central role in the development of 5G and future wireless technology Read more

8 Jul 2019

Bankrupt mobile firm's patents could hit the market soon

It wouldn't be the summer’s biggest auction, but Gionee’s China-heavy smartphone patent portfolio could draw interest from Chinese operating companies and NPEs focused on the market Read more

28 Jun 2019

Politics, money could temper Chinese interest in Intel auction

A few years ago, it might have been different. But political, legal and economic uncertainty may combine to keep firms like Huawei and ZTE out of the running for Intel’s wireless IP Read more

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