Region: Hong Kong

Profiles

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

Patent transfer sets stage for possible Ant Financial IPO

Assets assigned to the Alipay operator financed Alibaba’s purchase of a 33% stake in what could be one of the biggest Asian listings ever

12 February 2020

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

19 November 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

08 November 2019

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