Region: Japan

Purchase of Alphabet rights marks rare patent acquisition for Japan’s Softbank

Assignment records show that despite parent company’s vast backing for startups, Softbank Corp and its affiliates have not often come into the possession of significant third-party portfolios

04 October 2021

Buyers are acquiring high-quality Toshiba patents, but it has plenty more on tap

A deep dive into the Japanese company’s portfolio in the wake of its recent IP dealmaking streak

21 September 2021

Have your say on patent office service and quality

A new benchmarking survey from IAM will reveal how perceptions of the world’s top patent offices are changing

20 September 2021

US, China staking out strong positions in possible 6G technologies, according to new patent study

Japanese research group highlights nine technologies that could prove important to the next-generation wireless standard

17 September 2021

Fed Circuit ruling paves way for speedier patent case against OnePlus, and potentially other Chinese companies

Despite “concerns”, CAFC did not overturn Judge Alan Albright’s decision to let a patent plaintiff serve Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus outside the Hague Convention process

16 September 2021

NTT Docomo seals global wireless SEP licence with Oppo

Japanese telecom provider inks a litigation-free deal with another major Chinese smartphone player

14 September 2021

IP spin-offs continue as Toshiba mulls reorganisation

Recent assignments to NPEs and operating companies show that company’s patent portfolio remains a key asset as the conglomerate considers its strategic options

13 September 2021

With little overseas patent footprint, a Chinese battery champion faces its first litigation

A Zhuhai company that has grown to be the world’s second largest supplier of laptop and tablet batteries faces new US patent claims as it prepares to go public

10 September 2021

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Featured in Special Report 2021 Q3: IP leadership - what it is and why it matters

09 September 2021

China surge in business method patents continues, while Japan and South Korea also see growth

Asia charts its own course as post-Alice slide continues in the United States and filing levels remain low in Europe

07 September 2021

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