Region: Singapore

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

22 January 2019

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 

05 November 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

27 September 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.

20 July 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.

07 June 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…

16 March 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…

13 March 2018

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…

05 October 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…

18 September 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…

11 July 2017

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