Region: Japan

Japan mulls paying companies to keep sensitive patents under wraps

Economic security law proposed by Japanese government would place restrictions on disclosing patents related to sensitive technologies and innovations

19 January 2022

Panasonic closes patent transactions with major LED and OLED players

Lighting firm Signify and panel-maker Samsung Display each acquired portfolios from one of Japan’s leading IP dealmakers last month

10 January 2022

Huawei inks its first Wi-Fi 6 patent licence with an overseas implementer

Latest patent deals related to the next-gen wireless internet standard suggest patent owners spy monetisation opportunities

04 January 2022

Data sheds light on patenting strategies in the self-driving vehicle space

Landscape analysis reveals a space where automakers, suppliers and tech companies are all active and portfolio strategies are largely focused on one or two jurisdictions

22 December 2021

The biggest Asia-Pacific IP stories of 2021

Beyond China, there was a lot going on in a market that is home to some of the world’s most important patent-producing businesses

21 December 2021

Chinese appliance maker scores $26 million win with patent bought from Toshiba

Sizeable damage award against top white goods maker Gree vindicates smaller rival’s strategy for playing IP catch-up through transactions

14 December 2021

JPO to update SEP negotiation guide in 2022, commissioner says

Commissioner Kiyoshi Mori highlights 2018 document’s balance and the open, transparent process that went into its creation

09 December 2021

Huawei knocks out two Chinese patents in global SEP dispute with IP Bridge

Exclusive data shows extent of Japanese firm’s Chinese patent holdings as it heads into a high-stakes rate-setting battle

03 December 2021

EPO voted best for patent quality once more

Europe leads the way among the IP5, say IAM readers in our annual benchmarking survey, but service standards have slipped

29 November 2021

JPO leadership seeks to keep innovation on track

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: IP5 insights

29 November 2021

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