Region: South Korea

Unitary Patents increasingly popular with Asian innovators

But European firms still dominate as the number of UPs requested passes the 8,000-mark

04 September 2023

South Korea: Recent Legislative Reforms and Judicial Efforts Expected to Improve Patent Enforcement Environment

Featured in Asia-Pacific Patent Litigation Review 2024

The Korean government is committed to making the country global hub for litigation, with an increased focus on the courts and two critical legislative reforms on discovery and increased damages.

25 August 2023

South Korean DABUS ruling stirs AI-related patent law reforms debate

A KIPO consultation on possible changes is due to launch this month following the judgment which echoes a similar ruling from Taiwan

11 July 2023

Top South Korea filers 2022

Featured in Prosecution data

The tech company’s applications dropped by nearly 50% in 2022 but it remains ahead of its domestic competitors

23 June 2023

Hyundai’s patent strategy looks to shift gears to green tech

IP Head Seung Hyun Youn talks to IAM about the Korean carmaker’s pivot from engines and transmission to technologies of the future

21 June 2023

Countdown to IPBC Korea 2023

Just one month until IP leaders will gather in  Seoul for an agenda tackling policy developments, market trends, and commercial pressures

20 March 2023

Asia-Pacific increases domination of top 100 global innovators, while European companies drop off

IAM caught up with Clarivate’s Ed White about shifts in the worldwide innovation landscape

24 February 2023

Hyundai and Kia take Avanci licences ahead of September price hike

The two companies, along with Genesis, are the first big Asian auto brands to sign up to the platform’s 2G-4G offering and do so a week before the cost increases from $15 to $20 per vehicle

25 August 2022

LG and Apple closed $600 million licensing deal in Q1, say reports

The agreement has not been announced but is said to have involved a one-off payment to the Korean company, which holds a strong portfolio of 4G and 5G SEPs

24 August 2022

Qualcomm secures Samsung licence renewal in deal that includes 6G

CEO Christiano Amon hails “a significant milestone event” that validates the power of the company’s portfolio and innovation

28 July 2022

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