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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

Three key dynamics facing automakers in Asia
14 Nov 2019

Skyhawk deal with Celgene confirms growing importance of platform technologies in life sciences IP value creation

Increased focus on gene and cell-related therapies as well as falling R&D returns, promise to heighten biopharma interest in tapping into the potential of SkySTAR and other platforms

7 Nov 2019

Multi-billion dollar IP dispute exposes dangers of life sciences collaborations

Seattle Genetics is demanding rights to Daiichi Sankyo’s potential blockbuster cancer treatment, which it says is an improvement on the proprietary technology included in their previous partnership

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4 Nov 2019

Hundreds of patents change hands after Chinese energy group takes Nissan battery business independent

The automaker sold the business to wind power specialist Envision Group in April, transferring as many as 2,000 patents 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

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

30 Oct 2019

IPBC Asia comes to a brilliant end in Tokyo

A hugely successful conference that attracted a record attendance is now over after a day of talk about 5G licensing, the Chinese and Japanese IP landscapes, data, litigation and a whole lot more Read more

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Designs

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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

24 Oct 2019

Latest statistics show foreign firms win in high numbers at Beijing IP Court

Numbers also show that damages are rising. But litigation statistics only tell part of the story on plaintiff success. Read more

25 Sep 2019

South Korean president uses 2 millionth patent grant to call for tech independence

Moon Jae-in (centre) made the comments amid an international dispute with Japan. He also said IP can help prevent conglomerates from seizing technology from smaller firms Read more

11 Sep 2019

Five things to watch for from Japan’s new IP policy leadership

The new commissioner of the JPO and top cabinet advisor on IP will both address IPBC Asia in Tokyo in some of their first appearances in front of a global audience Read more

Finance

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29 Oct 2019

Highlights from Day One of this year’s IPBC Asia

New market entrants, 5G futures, trade secret challenges, top dealmaking tips, the end of the foundry patent war, a new billion dollar IP fund and much more discussed at the sell-out event in Tokyo Read more

24 Sep 2019

Sony worries company split would lead to higher IP fees

Concern about parting with its image sensor business and IP portfolio illustrates a problem for Japanese companies seeking to restructure Read more

11 Sep 2019

Five things to watch for from Japan’s new IP policy leadership

The new commissioner of the JPO and top cabinet advisor on IP will both address IPBC Asia in Tokyo in some of their first appearances in front of a global audience Read more

22 Aug 2019

Newly listed Chinese projector firm taking on big patent players from Taiwan and Japan

Appotronics touted its IP portfolio to raise money on China’s new tech board, but is also dealing with the patent risks that come with a high-profile listing Read more

FRAND/SEPS

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29 Oct 2019

Highlights from Day One of this year’s IPBC Asia

New market entrants, 5G futures, trade secret challenges, top dealmaking tips, the end of the foundry patent war, a new billion dollar IP fund and much more discussed at the sell-out event in Tokyo Read more

24 Oct 2019

Latest statistics show foreign firms win in high numbers at Beijing IP Court

Numbers also show that damages are rising. But litigation statistics only tell part of the story on plaintiff success. Read more

15 Oct 2019

Manufacturing trends could shift patent focus from China

Samsung, Sony and Google are among the companies who are shifting smartphone production from China to Southeast Asia Read more

11 Sep 2019

Five things to watch for from Japan’s new IP policy leadership

The new commissioner of the JPO and top cabinet advisor on IP will both address IPBC Asia in Tokyo in some of their first appearances in front of a global audience Read more

Law & Policy

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29 Oct 2019

Four key IP implications from the rise of orphan drugs

The growing importance of rare disease treatments has strategic, commercial and potential political ramifications for life sciences IP Read more

29 Oct 2019

Highlights from Day One of this year’s IPBC Asia

New market entrants, 5G futures, trade secret challenges, top dealmaking tips, the end of the foundry patent war, a new billion dollar IP fund and much more discussed at the sell-out event in Tokyo 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

24 Oct 2019

Latest statistics show foreign firms win in high numbers at Beijing IP Court

Numbers also show that damages are rising. But litigation statistics only tell part of the story on plaintiff success. Read more

Litigation

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29 Oct 2019

Highlights from Day One of this year’s IPBC Asia

New market entrants, 5G futures, trade secret challenges, top dealmaking tips, the end of the foundry patent war, a new billion dollar IP fund and much more discussed at the sell-out event in Tokyo 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

24 Oct 2019

Latest statistics show foreign firms win in high numbers at Beijing IP Court

Numbers also show that damages are rising. But litigation statistics only tell part of the story on plaintiff success. Read more

15 Oct 2019

Manufacturing trends could shift patent focus from China

Samsung, Sony and Google are among the companies who are shifting smartphone production from China to Southeast Asia Read more

Market Developments

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29 Oct 2019

Four key IP implications from the rise of orphan drugs

The growing importance of rare disease treatments has strategic, commercial and potential political ramifications for life sciences IP Read more

29 Oct 2019

Highlights from Day One of this year’s IPBC Asia

New market entrants, 5G futures, trade secret challenges, top dealmaking tips, the end of the foundry patent war, a new billion dollar IP fund and much more discussed at the sell-out event in Tokyo 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

24 Oct 2019

Latest statistics show foreign firms win in high numbers at Beijing IP Court

Numbers also show that damages are rising. But litigation statistics only tell part of the story on plaintiff success. Read more

Non practising entities

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29 Oct 2019

Highlights from Day One of this year’s IPBC Asia

New market entrants, 5G futures, trade secret challenges, top dealmaking tips, the end of the foundry patent war, a new billion dollar IP fund and much more discussed at the sell-out event in Tokyo 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

24 Oct 2019

Latest statistics show foreign firms win in high numbers at Beijing IP Court

Numbers also show that damages are rising. But litigation statistics only tell part of the story on plaintiff success. Read more

15 Oct 2019

Manufacturing trends could shift patent focus from China

Samsung, Sony and Google are among the companies who are shifting smartphone production from China to Southeast Asia Read more

Patent pools

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29 Oct 2019

Highlights from Day One of this year’s IPBC Asia

New market entrants, 5G futures, trade secret challenges, top dealmaking tips, the end of the foundry patent war, a new billion dollar IP fund and much more discussed at the sell-out event in Tokyo Read more

7 Oct 2019

US, Japan suits point to new IP Bridge licensing campaigns

The patent fund got leadership earlier this year, but willingness to litigate in its own name and work with assertion entities appears unchanged    Read more

11 Sep 2019

Five things to watch for from Japan’s new IP policy leadership

The new commissioner of the JPO and top cabinet advisor on IP will both address IPBC Asia in Tokyo in some of their first appearances in front of a global audience Read more

6 Sep 2019

Sharp announces SEP licensing arrival with Samsung deal

Japanese firms scores agreement with world’s top mobile maker in first announced SEP licence under Hon Hai ownership Read more

Strategy

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29 Oct 2019

Highlights from Day One of this year’s IPBC Asia

New market entrants, 5G futures, trade secret challenges, top dealmaking tips, the end of the foundry patent war, a new billion dollar IP fund and much more discussed at the sell-out event in Tokyo 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

15 Oct 2019

Manufacturing trends could shift patent focus from China

Samsung, Sony and Google are among the companies who are shifting smartphone production from China to Southeast Asia Read more

24 Sep 2019

Sony worries company split would lead to higher IP fees

Concern about parting with its image sensor business and IP portfolio illustrates a problem for Japanese companies seeking to restructure Read more

Technology licensing

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29 Oct 2019

Four key IP implications from the rise of orphan drugs

The growing importance of rare disease treatments has strategic, commercial and potential political ramifications for life sciences IP Read more

29 Oct 2019

Highlights from Day One of this year’s IPBC Asia

New market entrants, 5G futures, trade secret challenges, top dealmaking tips, the end of the foundry patent war, a new billion dollar IP fund and much more discussed at the sell-out event in Tokyo 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

7 Oct 2019

US, Japan suits point to new IP Bridge licensing campaigns

The patent fund got leadership earlier this year, but willingness to litigate in its own name and work with assertion entities appears unchanged    Read more

Trademarks

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1 Oct 2017

An IP-based business model for equity research

Regulatory reforms and technological disruption are transforming the research functions within major financial institutions. Now Japan’s biggest bank is attempting to harness IP big data to give it an inside edge on equity analysis Read more

1 Oct 2017

Building Japanese corporate IP departments of the future

Amid dramatic industrial changes, Japanese companies have the chance to take a major leap forward and deploy IP activities to greater effect throughout enterprises. This will involve not only IP teams, but also management and business divisions Read more

Trade secrets

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29 Oct 2019

Highlights from Day One of this year’s IPBC Asia

New market entrants, 5G futures, trade secret challenges, top dealmaking tips, the end of the foundry patent war, a new billion dollar IP fund and much more discussed at the sell-out event in Tokyo Read more

24 Oct 2019

Latest statistics show foreign firms win in high numbers at Beijing IP Court

Numbers also show that damages are rising. But litigation statistics only tell part of the story on plaintiff success. Read more

11 Sep 2019

Five things to watch for from Japan’s new IP policy leadership

The new commissioner of the JPO and top cabinet advisor on IP will both address IPBC Asia in Tokyo in some of their first appearances in front of a global audience Read more

30 Aug 2019

Toyota inks autonomous driving partnership with Chinese Unicorn Pony.ai

Collaborations between China's leading auto players and major international businesses are becoming more frequent - and with these come significant IP challenges, particularly around patents and trade secrets Read more

Valuation

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24 Sep 2019

Sony worries company split would lead to higher IP fees

Concern about parting with its image sensor business and IP portfolio illustrates a problem for Japanese companies seeking to restructure Read more

11 Sep 2019

Five things to watch for from Japan’s new IP policy leadership

The new commissioner of the JPO and top cabinet advisor on IP will both address IPBC Asia in Tokyo in some of their first appearances in front of a global audience Read more

29 Jul 2019

South Korean court asked to sell off IP portfolio seized from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Lawyers have requested that patents and trademarks seized from the Japanese company in March be put on the market after it failed to comply with an order to pay compensation to Korean citizens subjected to forced labour during WW2 Read more

5 Apr 2019

Analysis of Fujifilm’s portfolio shows R&D strategy has opened doors to high-growth industries

The Japanese photography and imaging company has focused on developing peripheral technologies to expand into the medical and pharmaceuticals sectors; but while its holdings have increased in quality over the years, it still has a way to go Read more

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