Region: Japan

IP analytics unicorn emerges with Softbank, Tencent backing

Singapore-based PatSnap says its latest round of fundraising pushed its valuation north of $1 billion

19 March 2021

Japanese government to weigh SEP licensing questions again

New group includes big names from the corporate IP world, representing Japanese stakeholders from both the auto and the electronics industries

17 March 2021

Japan records 6% decline in patent filings for 2020

Preliminary figures also show a drop in PCT filings naming JPO as the receiving office

01 March 2021

Dialog’s patents will boost Renesas’ fast growing licensing business

The purchase of the UK chipmaker will contribute to the monetisation programme’s potential, particularly within circuit technologies

19 February 2021

Apple Car rumours stoke brand anxiety for Asian carmakers

Licensing not the only area of IP tensions caused by the convergence of the high-tech and auto sectors

18 February 2021

New lawsuit shows strategic value of Samsung's patent buying programme

With over 21,000 patents to choose from in big OLED battle, Samsung Display is making use of rights it bought from Seiko Epson eight years ago

09 February 2021

Japanese chemical giants score patent litigation wins in China

Two of country’s top industrials got successful results in the market that constitutes their number one business challenge

03 February 2021

The Roivant Sciences dealmaking strategy revolutionising life sciences IP monetisation

A deep dive into the trail-blazing biopharma business established by former hedge fund partner Vivek Ramaswamy

02 February 2021

Japanese industrial giant goes on patent offensive with US lawsuit

Motor maker Nidec takes action to defend its huge market share in hard drive components

20 January 2021

Half of Japanese companies plan to curb patent filings, JPO says

Patent applications yet to follow trademarks and designs in return to pre-covid levels

18 January 2021

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