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Chinese memory upstart secures DRAM patents in hybrid deal with WiLAN

CXMT picks up former Qimonda rights at a time when Beijing government is prioritising creation of national champions

Chinese memory upstart secures DRAM patents in hybrid deal with WiLAN
5 Dec 2019

InterDigital head – China mustn't become the dominant player in setting FRAND rates

Bill Merritt speaks exclusively to IAM after the company files London lawsuit against Huawei which, he claims, is "working hard to have Chinese courts set-up as a royalty-determining jurisdiction for the world”

5 Dec 2019

Auto IP stakeholders in Asia call for peace, prepare for war

Huawei, Nokia and top Japanese brands discussed the licensing conflicts confronting the industry in front of a packed room in Shanghai

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4 Dec 2019

Lenovo turns to Uber head for top IP role

Mulgrew jumps ship months after ride sharing-giant’s IPO; in new position will report into former Kodak CIPO Laura Quatela Read more

4 Dec 2019

Huawei hones IP message amidst wins and losses

A good result in a German court and the settlement of a key competitor dispute are among positive signs for the company, but US sanctions continue to cloud future Read more

3 Dec 2019

China rolls out blacklist for patent offenders

New initiative could strengthen rights holders’ tools for compelling enforcement of Chinese court decisions – a continuing challenge Read more

29 Nov 2019

Patents in Asia-Pacific 2019/2020: China

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27 Nov 2019

China gets a new high-level blueprint for IP reform

The policy document contains plenty of positives, but it is not the trade breakthrough some media outlets are suggesting Read more

6 Nov 2019

Chinese patents surviving validity challenges in greater numbers

Invention patents had a coin flip chance of full invalidation by CNIPA over the past decade, but the past three years show a higher survival rate Read more

31 Oct 2019

IAM honours Asia’s IP leaders

The winners of our annual Asia IP Elite awards for the teams, deal and individual of the year were revealed before a sold-out crowd at IPBC Asia 2019 Read more

26 Oct 2019

Japan is the unheralded centre of Asia’s patent market

Long-term filing declines and a staid litigation environment mask the fact that the patent strategies pursued by the country’s elite companies are becoming more aggressive and dynamic Read more

Finance

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29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

28 Nov 2019

Troubled Chinese tech firm seeks to re-assure creditors with patent transfer

One week after missing bond payments, display company says its top shareholder will assign it core patent rights Read more

27 Nov 2019

China gets a new high-level blueprint for IP reform

The policy document contains plenty of positives, but it is not the trade breakthrough some media outlets are suggesting Read more

25 Nov 2019

Three hidden issues that could affect your China IP transaction

Cross-border deals face regulatory risks that go beyond IP law Read more

FRAND/SEPS

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29 Nov 2019

A deep dive into the quality of Huawei's 4G and 5G SEP portfolios

Digging into the Chinese tech giant’s market-leading patent arsenal reveals startling progress Read more

29 Nov 2019

China's IP ascent is not written in stone

Why China’s patent lead is running out of steam Read more

29 Nov 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club Read more

29 Nov 2019

Identifying opportunities in the 5G landscape

Who is ahead and who is chasing the pack in tech’s hottest area Read more

Law & Policy

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29 Nov 2019

How a changing geopolitical climate is affecting licensing

As China opens up and tariffs bear down, what impact is the US/China trade stand-off having on patents? Read more

29 Nov 2019

China's IP ascent is not written in stone

Why China’s patent lead is running out of steam Read more

29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

29 Nov 2019

China’s ByteDance launches first smartphone amidst US government scrutiny

Beijing-based company is expanding from software to hardware, but video app TikTok’s runaway stateside success has put a target on its back Read more

Litigation

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29 Nov 2019

China's IP ascent is not written in stone

Why China’s patent lead is running out of steam Read more

29 Nov 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club Read more

29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

22 Nov 2019

Three key dynamics facing automakers in Asia

IAM is bringing the region’s IP leaders together in Shanghai on December 5th for the inaugural Auto IP Asia conference Read more

Market Developments

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29 Nov 2019

China’s ByteDance launches first smartphone amidst US government scrutiny

Beijing-based company is expanding from software to hardware, but video app TikTok’s runaway stateside success has put a target on its back Read more

27 Nov 2019

China gets a new high-level blueprint for IP reform

The policy document contains plenty of positives, but it is not the trade breakthrough some media outlets are suggesting Read more

25 Nov 2019

Three hidden issues that could affect your China IP transaction

Cross-border deals face regulatory risks that go beyond IP law Read more

22 Nov 2019

Three key dynamics facing automakers in Asia

IAM is bringing the region’s IP leaders together in Shanghai on December 5th for the inaugural Auto IP Asia conference Read more

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29 Nov 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club Read more

22 Nov 2019

Three key dynamics facing automakers in Asia

IAM is bringing the region’s IP leaders together in Shanghai on December 5th for the inaugural Auto IP Asia conference Read more

15 Nov 2019

Another big LG assertion could signal a strategy shift

The Korean electronics giant has accused TCL of infringement in Germany, in another lawsuit targeting a Chinese rival Read more

7 Nov 2019

New suit suggests LG China licensing push

Korean company is the latest infrequent plaintiff to sue a Chinese TV maker, underlining challenges for licensors in the space Read more

Patent pools

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29 Nov 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club Read more

22 Nov 2019

Three key dynamics facing automakers in Asia

IAM is bringing the region’s IP leaders together in Shanghai on December 5th for the inaugural Auto IP Asia conference Read more

7 Nov 2019

New suit suggests LG China licensing push

Korean company is the latest infrequent plaintiff to sue a Chinese TV maker, underlining challenges for licensors in the space Read more

18 Oct 2019

AVANCI platform covers just under 50% of 3G and 4G SEPs, research for IAM indicates

The platform’s long list of licensors account for a significant chunk of technologies relating to connectivity, but LG Electronics and Huawei are major omissions Read more

Strategy

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29 Nov 2019

How a changing geopolitical climate is affecting licensing

As China opens up and tariffs bear down, what impact is the US/China trade stand-off having on patents? Read more

29 Nov 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club Read more

29 Nov 2019

Identifying opportunities in the 5G landscape

Who is ahead and who is chasing the pack in tech’s hottest area Read more

29 Nov 2019

China’s ByteDance launches first smartphone amidst US government scrutiny

Beijing-based company is expanding from software to hardware, but video app TikTok’s runaway stateside success has put a target on its back Read more

Technology licensing

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25 Nov 2019

Three hidden issues that could affect your China IP transaction

Cross-border deals face regulatory risks that go beyond IP law Read more

22 Nov 2019

Three key dynamics facing automakers in Asia

IAM is bringing the region’s IP leaders together in Shanghai on December 5th for the inaugural Auto IP Asia conference Read more

19 Nov 2019

Second listing sees Alibaba on firmer IP footing

The e-commerce giant prices its Hong Kong offering this week. Five years after its NYSE debut, it has a more formidable patent portfolio and new IP-based alliances Read more

15 Nov 2019

Another big LG assertion could signal a strategy shift

The Korean electronics giant has accused TCL of infringement in Germany, in another lawsuit targeting a Chinese rival 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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27 Nov 2019

China gets a new high-level blueprint for IP reform

The policy document contains plenty of positives, but it is not the trade breakthrough some media outlets are suggesting Read more

19 Nov 2019

Second listing sees Alibaba on firmer IP footing

The e-commerce giant prices its Hong Kong offering this week. Five years after its NYSE debut, it has a more formidable patent portfolio and new IP-based alliances Read more

8 Nov 2019

Micron lawyers say Hong Kong is too risky for trade secret exchange

But a US federal judge ruled last month that UMC and Fujian Jinhua can review Micron’s evidence against them in the Special Administrative Region Read more

1 Nov 2019

Japanese industrials learn that validity is king in China

Top firms in chemicals, materials and other industrial fields from Japan have not been shy about suing Chinese competitors, but China’s patent office has been a big obstacle to enforcement Read more

Valuation

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25 Nov 2019

Three hidden issues that could affect your China IP transaction

Cross-border deals face regulatory risks that go beyond IP law Read more

19 Nov 2019

Second listing sees Alibaba on firmer IP footing

The e-commerce giant prices its Hong Kong offering this week. Five years after its NYSE debut, it has a more formidable patent portfolio and new IP-based alliances Read more

10 Oct 2019

Shenzhen government to launch China’s latest IP fund

But the details suggest authorities understand limitations of IP subsidies and financialisation Read more

23 Sep 2019

Nanjing judge sets Chinese SEP rate in dispute between Conversant and Huawei

Chinese court has had its say on royalties - and it looks like the telecoms giant has got exactly what it was looking for Read more

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Brian Napper
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San Francisco, United States
FTI Consulting Inc