Region: Hong Kong

As a global IP powerhouse, Asian companies cannot afford to ignore the UPC

Saturday opinion: IP holders in the region are well placed to test out the benefits of the UPC, but fear of uncertainty is holding them back

01 July 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

Hong Kong's legal profession gender bias laid bare

As International Women’s Day approaches, Amita Haylock, co-chair of the Women’s Network in Asia, discusses the alarming findings of a new report

03 March 2023


Featured in Special Report 2022 Q2: The Asia IP Elite

30 May 2022

Mainland Chinese internet giants pile into Hong Kong’s patent system

Inbound patent applications from China's mainland nearly quadrupled in 2020, with Tencent and Alibaba leading the way as digital payments take off in the city

20 August 2021

Ant Group obtains hundreds of US patent assets from Alibaba

August transfers make clear that the Alipay operator will be a patent power in its own right, inheriting up to one quarter of the e-commerce giant’s US portfolio

14 September 2020

Geely to boost R&D war chest with Shanghai listing

China’s next big IPO will feature one of the country’s auto IP leaders, which has more than 9,000 patents and counts licensing as a major revenue source

07 September 2020

Ant Group touts strong patent position as it unveils business to investors

Filing documents detail IP strategy of the Alipay operator, which is preparing what could be the biggest IPO in history

27 August 2020

Reactions to today’s huge UK Supreme Court victory for Unwired Planet and Conversant

Rights owners’ golden summer continues, the China angle, a growing consensus on some key FRAND questions and more as the market reacts to decision

26 August 2020

Patent risk profile front and centre in run up to Ant Group’s IPO

The company’s filings have exploded since the second half of 2019 and, while it is difficult to discern the quality of the assets, the portfolio is in capable hands

24 July 2020

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