Region: Singapore

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…

24 April 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…

06 April 2017

Post-merger Broadcom issues patent suit broadside targeting LG, Mediatek and Funai

Broadcom launched a number of patent infringement lawsuits against Asian and US companies this week, in what looks to be the Singapore-based chipmaker’s first concerted assertion campaign since its reconfiguration through merger last year. The…

10 March 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…

06 March 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…

17 February 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…

09 February 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…

02 February 2017

The signs suggest that IP monetisation activity is on the rise in Southeast Asia, says A*STAR tech transfer chief

Talk about IP value creation opportunities in Asia, and inevitably for most of us the first thing that springs to mind is China. More often than not, the 10 countries and 625 million people lying to the south of the Middle Kingdom that make up the…

06 January 2017

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…

14 October 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…

19 July 2016

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