Taiwan

Revealed: the billions to be spent on patent renewals in 2021 and beyond

Samsung on the hook for over $135 million this year alone, with China's national IP office and the USPTO set to pull in $100 billion over lifetime of all their active grants

Revealed: the billions to be spent on patent renewals in 2021 and beyond
Supply chain uncertainties loom for IP portfolio managers
22 May 2020

Supply chain uncertainties loom for IP portfolio managers

Shifting supply chains may mean high-tech manufacturing moves in several directions, but China will continue to be a critical part of IP strategies

Taiwan company’s monetisation push continues with memory patent deal
18 May 2020

Taiwan company’s monetisation push continues with memory patent deal

Kingpak Technologies seeds a new NPE campaign targeting the three major producers of DRAM chips

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20 May 2020

Taiwan Supreme Court remands IP Court criminal trademark infringement judgment for the first time

February 2020 marked the first time that the Taiwan Supreme Court has remanded an IP Court decision in a trademark case. Trademark practitioners are now waiting to see how this will shape the practice of trademark enforcement and defence in Taiwan. Read more

11 May 2020

Chinese industry group asks for competition probe of Sharp

Group wants anti-monopoly watchdog to investigate the Hon Hai affiliate's licensing practices Read more

7 May 2020

The future of pharmaceutical patent litigation

On 20 August 2019 the newly amended patent linkage system was officially implemented in Taiwan, changing the practice of the biopharmaceutical industry – one of the biggest patent litigation growth areas in Taiwan. Read more

29 Apr 2020

Taiwan Supreme Court broadens principle of exhaustion for trademarks

Recent case law shows that if a company wishes to make parallel imports into Taiwan, the principle of exhaustion cannot be relied on. Read more

Designs

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31 Oct 2019

IAM honours Asia’s IP leaders

The winners of our annual Asia IP Elite awards for the teams, deal and individual of the year were revealed before a sold-out crowd at IPBC Asia 2019 Read more

12 Feb 2019

China’s domestic licensing market has plenty of room to grow

An annual survey conducted by CNIPA pegs the licensing rate of Chinese patents at 5.5%. That's not far off estimates of US patent utilisation Read more

7 Feb 2019

An insider look at the IP Asia Elite

The newest members of IAM's IP Asia Elite give us the inside scoop on what makes a great IP function tick Read more

Finance

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5 Nov 2019

TSMC chief speaks as market reacts to foundry war settlement

Exact terms remain confidential, but TSMC's CEO suggested to employees that the licence rights are not transferrable should Globalfoundries be acquired Read more

22 Aug 2019

Newly listed Chinese projector firm taking on big patent players from Taiwan and Japan

Appotronics touted its IP portfolio to raise money on China’s new tech board, but is also dealing with the patent risks that come with a high-profile listing Read more

28 Mar 2016

Taiwan remains a bystander as patent fund activity heats up in China, Korea and Japan

In recent months we have seen a steady churn of activity by Asia’s sovereign patent funds (SPFs). Some are certainly further along than others, but Japan, South Korea and China all have funds at various stages of development – aggregating patents,… Read more

23 Nov 2015

TSMC aiming for more than financial returns with its investment in US start-up Tela Innovations

Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC), the world’s leading microchip foundry company, will invest $65 million in California-based start-up Tela Innovations through its venture capital arm TSMC Partners.

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27 Mar 2020

NTT launches first patent litigation effort with new Wi-Fi suits

Japanese telco has been working with ex-Inventergy consultants to monetise US patents, lawsuits against Acer, TI and Mediatek reveal Read more

10 Mar 2020

Sharp vs Oppo patent dispute spreads to China and Germany

The two companies’ patent case has spread beyond Japan as Foxconn-owned firm emerges as increasingly assertive licensor Read more

31 Jan 2020

Sharp sues Oppo in Japanese court

Fresh off of LTE licence deal with Samsung, Foxconn unit takes on Chinese handset maker over Wi-Fi patent Read more

6 Jan 2020

Xiaomi, HP among eleventh-hour MPEG-LA HEVC licensees

Nineteen companies in all took the chance to secure rights to the portfolio before a contingent of South Korean and Japanese patent owners departed the pool last Thursday Read more

Law & Policy

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10 Mar 2020

Sharp vs Oppo patent dispute spreads to China and Germany

The two companies’ patent case has spread beyond Japan as Foxconn-owned firm emerges as increasingly assertive licensor Read more

7 Jan 2020

ITC cases were more China-focused than ever in 2019

But study by Chinese trade body shows that respondents who fight back do surprisingly well Read more

29 Nov 2019

China’s ByteDance launches first smartphone amidst US government scrutiny

Beijing-based company is expanding from software to hardware, but video app TikTok’s runaway stateside success has put a target on its back Read more

8 Nov 2019

Micron lawyers say Hong Kong is too risky for trade secret exchange

But a US federal judge ruled last month that UMC and Fujian Jinhua can review Micron’s evidence against them in the Special Administrative Region Read more

Litigation

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9 Apr 2020

Chinese panel maker confronts first US patent assertion as potential sale looms

Dominion Harbor sues a subsidiary of state-owned China Electronics Corporation with display portfolio acquired from Intellectual Ventures Read more

8 Apr 2020

TSMC goes from buyer to seller in latest NPE hybrid deal

Taiwanese mega-foundry transfers semiconductor patents to Longhorn IP after reaching a licence deal Read more

27 Mar 2020

NTT launches first patent litigation effort with new Wi-Fi suits

Japanese telco has been working with ex-Inventergy consultants to monetise US patents, lawsuits against Acer, TI and Mediatek reveal Read more

20 Mar 2020

Former ITRI patents asserted against Taiwanese companies in US courts

Asus and D-Link will have to contend with three US patents developed by Taiwan’s premier state-run R&D institute Read more

Market Developments

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9 Apr 2020

Chinese panel maker confronts first US patent assertion as potential sale looms

Dominion Harbor sues a subsidiary of state-owned China Electronics Corporation with display portfolio acquired from Intellectual Ventures Read more

10 Mar 2020

Sharp vs Oppo patent dispute spreads to China and Germany

The two companies’ patent case has spread beyond Japan as Foxconn-owned firm emerges as increasingly assertive licensor Read more

18 Feb 2020

Chinese chipmakers clash over fingerprint recognition tech

A dispute over biometrics continues to ensnare two companies backed by China’s big government chip fund Read more

13 Feb 2020

TSMC surge fuels increase in patenting by Taiwanese companies

Alibaba continues to outpace semiconductor players as the biggest patent filer from outside the island Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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9 Apr 2020

Chinese panel maker confronts first US patent assertion as potential sale looms

Dominion Harbor sues a subsidiary of state-owned China Electronics Corporation with display portfolio acquired from Intellectual Ventures Read more

8 Apr 2020

TSMC goes from buyer to seller in latest NPE hybrid deal

Taiwanese mega-foundry transfers semiconductor patents to Longhorn IP after reaching a licence deal Read more

27 Mar 2020

NTT launches first patent litigation effort with new Wi-Fi suits

Japanese telco has been working with ex-Inventergy consultants to monetise US patents, lawsuits against Acer, TI and Mediatek reveal Read more

20 Mar 2020

Former ITRI patents asserted against Taiwanese companies in US courts

Asus and D-Link will have to contend with three US patents developed by Taiwan’s premier state-run R&D institute Read more

Patent Pools

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19 Mar 2020

Tesla is the next automaker in Sharp’s patent sights

Hon Hai subsidiary brings the auto IP wars to Asia with Tokyo suit; Elon Musk company now faces two assertions by Avanci members Read more

31 Jan 2020

Sharp sues Oppo in Japanese court

Fresh off of LTE licence deal with Samsung, Foxconn unit takes on Chinese handset maker over Wi-Fi patent Read more

6 Jan 2020

Xiaomi, HP among eleventh-hour MPEG-LA HEVC licensees

Nineteen companies in all took the chance to secure rights to the portfolio before a contingent of South Korean and Japanese patent owners departed the pool last Thursday Read more

29 Nov 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club Read more

Patents Law

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9 Apr 2020

Chinese panel maker confronts first US patent assertion as potential sale looms

Dominion Harbor sues a subsidiary of state-owned China Electronics Corporation with display portfolio acquired from Intellectual Ventures Read more

8 Apr 2020

TSMC goes from buyer to seller in latest NPE hybrid deal

Taiwanese mega-foundry transfers semiconductor patents to Longhorn IP after reaching a licence deal Read more

27 Mar 2020

NTT launches first patent litigation effort with new Wi-Fi suits

Japanese telco has been working with ex-Inventergy consultants to monetise US patents, lawsuits against Acer, TI and Mediatek reveal Read more

20 Mar 2020

Former ITRI patents asserted against Taiwanese companies in US courts

Asus and D-Link will have to contend with three US patents developed by Taiwan’s premier state-run R&D institute Read more

Strategy

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9 Apr 2020

Chinese panel maker confronts first US patent assertion as potential sale looms

Dominion Harbor sues a subsidiary of state-owned China Electronics Corporation with display portfolio acquired from Intellectual Ventures Read more

27 Mar 2020

NTT launches first patent litigation effort with new Wi-Fi suits

Japanese telco has been working with ex-Inventergy consultants to monetise US patents, lawsuits against Acer, TI and Mediatek reveal Read more

20 Mar 2020

Former ITRI patents asserted against Taiwanese companies in US courts

Asus and D-Link will have to contend with three US patents developed by Taiwan’s premier state-run R&D institute Read more

10 Mar 2020

Sharp vs Oppo patent dispute spreads to China and Germany

The two companies’ patent case has spread beyond Japan as Foxconn-owned firm emerges as increasingly assertive licensor Read more

Technology Licensing

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8 Apr 2020

TSMC goes from buyer to seller in latest NPE hybrid deal

Taiwanese mega-foundry transfers semiconductor patents to Longhorn IP after reaching a licence deal Read more

27 Mar 2020

NTT launches first patent litigation effort with new Wi-Fi suits

Japanese telco has been working with ex-Inventergy consultants to monetise US patents, lawsuits against Acer, TI and Mediatek reveal Read more

20 Mar 2020

Former ITRI patents asserted against Taiwanese companies in US courts

Asus and D-Link will have to contend with three US patents developed by Taiwan’s premier state-run R&D institute Read more

10 Mar 2020

Sharp vs Oppo patent dispute spreads to China and Germany

The two companies’ patent case has spread beyond Japan as Foxconn-owned firm emerges as increasingly assertive licensor Read more

Trade Secrets

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7 Jan 2020

ITC cases were more China-focused than ever in 2019

But study by Chinese trade body shows that respondents who fight back do surprisingly well Read more

2 Dec 2019

Panasonic sells semiconductor unit in $250m deal

Acquirer out of Taiwan says transaction will broaden its IP portfolio and add significant R&D resources, but it is not clear just how many patents will change hands Read more

8 Nov 2019

Micron lawyers say Hong Kong is too risky for trade secret exchange

But a US federal judge ruled last month that UMC and Fujian Jinhua can review Micron’s evidence against them in the Special Administrative Region Read more

1 Oct 2019

Largan follows up record trade secrets win with patent campaign

Taiwanese maker of smartphone lenses is now wielding patents against not just a rival supplier but its end customer HP Read more

Valuation

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2 Dec 2019

Panasonic sells semiconductor unit in $250m deal

Acquirer out of Taiwan says transaction will broaden its IP portfolio and add significant R&D resources, but it is not clear just how many patents will change hands Read more

5 Nov 2019

TSMC chief speaks as market reacts to foundry war settlement

Exact terms remain confidential, but TSMC's CEO suggested to employees that the licence rights are not transferrable should Globalfoundries be acquired Read more

25 Oct 2019

GlobalFoundries’ patent attack on TSMC may have come too late

In-depth analysis shows that the Taiwanese semiconductor business has not only bulked up its portfolio over the last decade, but also considerably improved its quality Read more

21 Sep 2017

Google to pay $1.1 billion for HTC smartphone R&D team and IP licence rights

A long-rumoured Google-HTC deal finally took shape this morning, as the two companies announced a $1.1 billion “cooperation agreement”. Predictions had ranged from an outright acquisition of HTC by Google to a strategic investment, but the actual… Read more

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Lin Yik Tee
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tee Intellectual Property