Region: South Korea

Ex-Samsung IP head’s involvement in NPE suit raises eyebrows

Court filings show Seungho Ahn, who led the Korean tech giant’s IP function until 2019, is closely involved in a patent assertion against his former employer

21 January 2022

Alibaba, Panasonic among first to join Access Advance VVC patent pool

Twenty-eight patent owners announced as charter participants in licensing platform launched last July

12 January 2022

Panasonic closes patent transactions with major LED and OLED players

Lighting firm Signify and panel-maker Samsung Display each acquired portfolios from one of Japan’s leading IP dealmakers last month

10 January 2022

The biggest Asia-Pacific IP stories of 2021

Beyond China, there was a lot going on in a market that is home to some of the world’s most important patent-producing businesses

21 December 2021

Revealed: first Chinese target of ZTE's new SEP licensing push

Court documents show that ZTE has filed a patent suit against Tinno Mobile, the Shenzhen-based company that owns French smartphone brand Wiko

08 December 2021

Hyundai – auto’s quiet patent superpower

The automaker and its affiliates are growing their portfolios in technologies that will be critical for developing the car of the future

06 December 2021

EPO voted best for patent quality once more

Europe leads the way among the IP5, say IAM readers in our annual benchmarking survey, but service standards have slipped

29 November 2021

One-on-one with KIPO commissioner Kim Yong Rae

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: IP5 insights

29 November 2021

Benchmarking the IP5

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: IP5 insights

29 November 2021

Hyundai Motor bolsters portfolio in patent assignment deal with AT&T

Korean automaker acquires dozens of assets in areas including drone technology and speech processing

24 November 2021

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