Region: Japan

Wireless back to the fore for IP Bridge in multi-jurisdiction patent tangle with Huawei

Japanese fund’s first acquisition and first new litigation since going private have both centred on SEPs

11 May 2021

What the decline of a big patent buyer means for Chinese IP strategies

Rising US-China tensions create big supply chain risk that could dent mid-sized suppliers’ appetite for overseas acquisitions

23 April 2021

Japan’s NEC is latest to pick up Blackberry patents ahead of planned portfolio sale

Small-scale transaction follows confirmation that Canadian firm is negotiating with a North American bidder for its 38,000 assets

22 April 2021

More NPE dealing shows that Toshiba buyout battle could have patent consequences

What would be Japan’s largest-ever leveraged buyout could have significant portfolio implications, given that Toshiba patents have found willing buyers in recent years

21 April 2021

Japan sets patent goal for 6G in early sign of fierce competition

After all the attention lavished on 5G patent counts, expect even greater scrutiny on numbers as companies start developing the next generation of wireless tech

19 April 2021

Patent deal with Sharp gave China’s top LED maker ammunition against rival

A portfolio of more than 70 patent families acquired from the Japanese company has been deployed by Sanan Optoelectronics in Chinese court

14 April 2021

Sony’s strategy for IP success makes it rare among Japanese businesses

The company’s creative use of patents over the years has enabled multiple acquisitions and helped underpin a major business transformation

09 April 2021

Panasonic sells portfolio of wireless patents to Apple

Even after a string of disposals over the years, the Japanese company’s IP team has plenty of value creation opportunities in front of it

07 April 2021

Panasonic on the attack in latest sign of auto supply chain conflict

Japanese company brings West Texas suit against Canada’s Magna International, a rival seller of ADAS systems for vehicles

01 April 2021

Rakuten draws IBM suit after bolstering its portfolio with more acquisitions

The Japanese e-commerce company is the latest online platform hit by a patent suit from Big Blue, which is currently litigating with Zillow and Chewy

30 March 2021

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