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Singapore promises fast track for AI-related patent applications

The city-state’s patent office is touting six month turnaround – regardless of nationality – in a bid to spur local and overseas filings

Singapore promises fast track for AI-related patent applications
26 Mar 2019

Top state life sciences R&D deal-maker explains how to overcome patent barriers to partnerships

A*STAR’s head of IP and corporate services Suresh Sachi sets out his approach to partnering with biopharma innovators, the exclusivity-related stumbling blocks – and how to overcome them

21 Feb 2019

Startups from Southeast Asia have little to fear from IP but much to gain

At IPBC Southeast Asia, members of the region’s dynamic startup ecosystem heard that while IP may not yet be a critical threat to their business, it presents unique opportunities

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24 May 2019

Southeast Asia – navigating the innovation landscape

Southeast Asia is home to a thriving high-tech sector, but the patent systems in many of the region’s economies remain in their infancy. Read more

11 Feb 2019

RPX strikes deal to acquire remaining patent portfolio of Creative subsidiary

The settlement deal ends litigation by the Singapore company’s ZiiLabs unit against Nvidia, and will net shareholders around $17.5 million Read more

22 Jan 2019

Blockchain startup’s new tack reveals much about what IP managers need most

Operem is still working toward building a blockchain platform for patent trading, but its first product reflects demand for tools that enable open innovation efforts and trade secret protection Read more

5 Nov 2018

Korean patent fund fuels more US NPE suits with latest disposals

Intellectual Discovery has transferred auto and LED portfolios in recent weeks; both have spurred assertions in Delaware - increasingly the number one venue for US plaintiffs post-TC Heartland  Read more

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7 Jun 2018

Intellectual Ventures, Amex veterans to launch blockchain-powered IP trading platform

New start-up Operem hopes to launch IP exchange by year's end after closing series A funding round in April. CEO Tim Londergan says the project can lure financial investors into the IP world.  Read more

18 Sep 2017

DSS brings in Singapore money man to save its NYSE American listing; Asia offices planned

US-listed PIPCO Document Security Systems has hired a Singapore businessman to head its international and Asia-focused efforts, according to recent SEC filings. The move comes alongside a stock swap that will ensure the company is not de-listed by… Read more

24 Apr 2017

We need to change the way we talk about IP; it's value, not law, that's key - says Singapore agency chief

As part of their conference package, delegates at tomorrow’s IPBC China event here in Beijing will be receiving the third issue of our Chinese-language magazine, which just hit my desk last week. Alongside translations of some of our most popular… Read more

17 Feb 2017

Singapore may be about to roll out the red carpet for NPEs – and start one or two of its own

A new Singapore government report recommends “bringing in” or creating patent monetisation entities, as well as other kinds of other intermediary, to boost the country’s IP commercialisation capabilities. Published earlier this week, the report… Read more

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5 Jul 2016

Patent reform in the US may drive us to use trade secrets more, says IP chief of top Asian R&D centre

The patent system in Europe is facing an uncertain future in the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. But there is still plenty of evidence to suggest that the IP market’s centre of gravity is shifting further from the United… Read more

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27 Sep 2018

Patents in Asia 2018/2019: Singapore

Top legal experts in Singapore provide an exclusive insight into the country’s patent prosecution and litigation strategy for 2018 Read more

20 Jul 2018

China and South Korea will displace the West as the world’s innovation leaders by 2029

New report claims status of US, EU and UK as leading innovators under threat as they struggle to maximise return on R&D investment.  Read more

13 Mar 2018

If Trump really wants to protect Qualcomm’s long-term prospects perhaps he should get on the phone to Apple

President Trump’s decision yesterday to effectively block Broadcom’s $117 billion proposed takeover of Qualcomm on national security grounds confirmed what had become increasingly apparent in recent days – that the US authorities had taken a dim… Read more

24 Apr 2017

We need to change the way we talk about IP; it's value, not law, that's key - says Singapore agency chief

As part of their conference package, delegates at tomorrow’s IPBC China event here in Beijing will be receiving the third issue of our Chinese-language magazine, which just hit my desk last week. Alongside translations of some of our most popular… Read more

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27 Sep 2018

Patents in Asia 2018/2019: Singapore

Top legal experts in Singapore provide an exclusive insight into the country’s patent prosecution and litigation strategy for 2018 Read more

16 Mar 2018

Southeast Asian markets hold opportunities for tech transfer and licensing, but don't count on quick wins

A quick glance at the list of attendees for today’s IPBC Southeast Asia event in Singapore confirms that major multinational technology companies are keenly interested in how this fast-growing part of the world is developing. In part, that is… Read more

13 Mar 2018

If Trump really wants to protect Qualcomm’s long-term prospects perhaps he should get on the phone to Apple

President Trump’s decision yesterday to effectively block Broadcom’s $117 billion proposed takeover of Qualcomm on national security grounds confirmed what had become increasingly apparent in recent days – that the US authorities had taken a dim… Read more

5 Oct 2017

Fresh suit shows RPX settlement deal hasn’t taken Creative out of the assertion game entirely

Back in July, RPX announced a deal with ZiiLabs – a subsidiary of Singapore’s Creative Technology – which halted US patent infringement litigation against seven defendants, at least some of whom are members of the aggregation service. As part of the… Read more

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20 Jul 2018

China and South Korea will displace the West as the world’s innovation leaders by 2029

New report claims status of US, EU and UK as leading innovators under threat as they struggle to maximise return on R&D investment.  Read more

7 Jun 2018

Intellectual Ventures, Amex veterans to launch blockchain-powered IP trading platform

New start-up Operem hopes to launch IP exchange by year's end after closing series A funding round in April. CEO Tim Londergan says the project can lure financial investors into the IP world.  Read more

13 Mar 2018

If Trump really wants to protect Qualcomm’s long-term prospects perhaps he should get on the phone to Apple

President Trump’s decision yesterday to effectively block Broadcom’s $117 billion proposed takeover of Qualcomm on national security grounds confirmed what had become increasingly apparent in recent days – that the US authorities had taken a dim… Read more

2 Feb 2017

Global head of legal and Apple scourge departs Creative after helping build a major Asian patent player

Change is in the air at digital entertainment company Creative Technology, one of the businesses that put Singapore on the map in terms of patents. Anan Sivananthan has stepped down as associate vice president and head of legal after spending 17… Read more

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18 Sep 2017

DSS brings in Singapore money man to save its NYSE American listing; Asia offices planned

US-listed PIPCO Document Security Systems has hired a Singapore businessman to head its international and Asia-focused efforts, according to recent SEC filings. The move comes alongside a stock swap that will ensure the company is not de-listed by… Read more

17 Feb 2017

Singapore may be about to roll out the red carpet for NPEs – and start one or two of its own

A new Singapore government report recommends “bringing in” or creating patent monetisation entities, as well as other kinds of other intermediary, to boost the country’s IP commercialisation capabilities. Published earlier this week, the report… Read more

14 Oct 2016

Transpacific spins out services business; new firm will target strategic portfolio growth for Asian companies

After speculation surrounding its long-term future, Singapore-based patent firm Transpacific IP has divested its prosecution-focused Taiwan operation. The new outfit – FAITH Intellectual Assets – will be headed-up by Joseph Chang, who was previously… Read more

19 Jul 2016

Transpacific denied Enfish lifeline as Taiwanese companies’ NPE experiment hangs in the balance

Back in May 2014, IAM reported on a lawsuit that had been filed the previous month in the Central District of California by a company named Kinglite Holdings. The suit accused Taiwanese IT and electronics company Micro-Star International (MSI) of… Read more

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27 Sep 2018

Patents in Asia 2018/2019: Singapore

Top legal experts in Singapore provide an exclusive insight into the country’s patent prosecution and litigation strategy for 2018 Read more

16 Mar 2018

Southeast Asian markets hold opportunities for tech transfer and licensing, but don't count on quick wins

A quick glance at the list of attendees for today’s IPBC Southeast Asia event in Singapore confirms that major multinational technology companies are keenly interested in how this fast-growing part of the world is developing. In part, that is… Read more

13 Mar 2018

If Trump really wants to protect Qualcomm’s long-term prospects perhaps he should get on the phone to Apple

President Trump’s decision yesterday to effectively block Broadcom’s $117 billion proposed takeover of Qualcomm on national security grounds confirmed what had become increasingly apparent in recent days – that the US authorities had taken a dim… Read more

5 Oct 2017

Fresh suit shows RPX settlement deal hasn’t taken Creative out of the assertion game entirely

Back in July, RPX announced a deal with ZiiLabs – a subsidiary of Singapore’s Creative Technology – which halted US patent infringement litigation against seven defendants, at least some of whom are members of the aggregation service. As part of the… Read more

Technology licensing

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7 Jun 2018

Intellectual Ventures, Amex veterans to launch blockchain-powered IP trading platform

New start-up Operem hopes to launch IP exchange by year's end after closing series A funding round in April. CEO Tim Londergan says the project can lure financial investors into the IP world.  Read more

16 Mar 2018

Southeast Asian markets hold opportunities for tech transfer and licensing, but don't count on quick wins

A quick glance at the list of attendees for today’s IPBC Southeast Asia event in Singapore confirms that major multinational technology companies are keenly interested in how this fast-growing part of the world is developing. In part, that is… Read more

Trademarks

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6 Apr 2017

Billion dollar startup founded by Singapore lawyer targets audio and smartphone IP

The IP Office of Singapore announced its new board of directors last week, revealing that the sole tech company executive in the group has been re-appointed. If you are not familiar with Min-Liang Tan or his company Razer, you are likely not plugged… Read more

6 Mar 2017

Monetisation may be some way off, but SE Asian companies have many reasons to get serious about IP

Just a couple of weeks back, IAM reported on a Singapore government proposal which suggested that the city-state may consider attracting or creating its own IP commercialisation entities. During last Friday’s IPBC Southeast Asia – our first… Read more

9 Feb 2017

US corporates see mixed IP progress across Southeast Asian markets; TPP may make things worse

IP Bridge CEO Shigeharu Yoshii told this blog in a recent interview that the improving IP infrastructure in the ASEAN countries has given his firm the confidence to pursue numerous IP-centric business opportunities in the region. In fact, the… Read more

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7 Jun 2018

Intellectual Ventures, Amex veterans to launch blockchain-powered IP trading platform

New start-up Operem hopes to launch IP exchange by year's end after closing series A funding round in April. CEO Tim Londergan says the project can lure financial investors into the IP world.  Read more

5 Jul 2016

Patent reform in the US may drive us to use trade secrets more, says IP chief of top Asian R&D centre

The patent system in Europe is facing an uncertain future in the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. But there is still plenty of evidence to suggest that the IP market’s centre of gravity is shifting further from the United… Read more

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7 Jun 2018

Intellectual Ventures, Amex veterans to launch blockchain-powered IP trading platform

New start-up Operem hopes to launch IP exchange by year's end after closing series A funding round in April. CEO Tim Londergan says the project can lure financial investors into the IP world.  Read more

11 Jul 2017

RPX settlement deal ends latest Creative assertion campaign while $100 million ‘Zen patent’ awaits Alice fate

UPDATE - This article was updated on 12th June with further details about the ITC case involving the Zen patent RPX Corporation yesterday announced a deal with Singapore’s ZiiLabs that will see the Creative Technology subsidiary assign certain… Read more

24 Apr 2017

We need to change the way we talk about IP; it's value, not law, that's key - says Singapore agency chief

As part of their conference package, delegates at tomorrow’s IPBC China event here in Beijing will be receiving the third issue of our Chinese-language magazine, which just hit my desk last week. Alongside translations of some of our most popular… Read more

6 Mar 2017

Monetisation may be some way off, but SE Asian companies have many reasons to get serious about IP

Just a couple of weeks back, IAM reported on a Singapore government proposal which suggested that the city-state may consider attracting or creating its own IP commercialisation entities. During last Friday’s IPBC Southeast Asia – our first… Read more

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