Region: China

Huawei moves to mirror patent pools by publishing royalty rates for key licensing programmes

IP head Alan Fan reveals the Chinese company raked in $560m from its core schemes in 2022 alone as focus on IP monetisation intensifies

13 July 2023

Huawei’s UPC suit indicative of Chinese confidence in otherwise cautious region

A month after the Unitary Patent and the supra-national court came into force, China’s patent community is positive about the untested system while the rest of Asia watches

07 July 2023

Interest in trade secrets enforcement on the up in China

A 2019 law change, relatively large damages awards and creeping criminal enforcement sends strong signal to IP owners doing business in and with China

05 July 2023

Huawei files UPC suit to ramp up pressure in Netgear SEP dispute

Chinese patentee is seeking to boost patent revenues from Wi-Fi 6 portfolio and other new segments

05 July 2023

Huawei’s patent monetisation push will only get bigger

The Chinese company has been hit by trading restrictions in many parts of the world and an increasing focus on generating IP royalties is one way it will seek to compensate

29 June 2023

China’s Hong Kong fast-track patent scheme draws jurisdictions closer together

The pilot programme, now six months in, allows for parallel accelerated examination of Hong Kong patent applications by the world’s second largest economy

27 June 2023

Patent holder pushback could shake up draft Chinese SEP regulation

A proposal that heavily targets SEP holders may be adjusted to reflect an increasing licensor focus if there is enough criticism, local experts say

16 June 2023

Article on well-known trademarks raises questions about unregistered well-known and defensive marks

Although the draft amendment was introduced to strengthen China’s Trademark Law, it contradicts itself when it comes to well-known trademarks and their reputation and fails to address key problems, such as damages pertaining to unregistered marks.

14 June 2023

“Be humble”: Xiaomi looks to take its global patent strategy to the next level

A year after becoming the company’s head of IP strategy, Ran Xu sat down with IAM to discuss deals to date and his goal of being more active on the international stage

07 June 2023

Unpicking China’s patent litigation and enforcement activity data

The volume of lawsuits is on the rise, a Chinese legal expert writes, but anti-NPE sentiment is also in play

07 June 2023

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