Region: Japan

Japanese display lab looking toward China for next patent payday

Semiconductor Energy Lab settles US case against BOE and promptly targets China Star Optoelectronics, another major panel maker

29 March 2021

How Sony is revamping its patent portfolio to suit a fast-changing business

Executive vice president Toshimoto Mitomo tells IAM how the company’s IP department has supported the conglomerate’s shift from electronics-first company to entertainment powerhouse

25 March 2021

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

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