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Genentech dispute highlights growing importance of trade secrets for life sciences companies

Legal and commercial developments suggest that disputes over increasingly valuable biopharma know-how, proprietary information and data will increase in years to come.

Genentech dispute highlights growing importance of trade secrets for life sciences companies
With ITC-imposed exclusion order set to come into effect, AMD’s dispute with MediaTek ratchets up a level
23 Oct 2018

With ITC-imposed exclusion order set to come into effect, AMD’s dispute with MediaTek ratchets up a level

Success at the PTAB gives Taiwanese chipmaker some hope as dispute reflects complex monetisation landscape in semiconductor sector

5 Jul 2018

Samsung on top for 3D integrated circuit patents, as growth shifts east

The US leads by number of applications for three-dimensional integrated circuit (3D IC) patents but it is set to be overtaken by Asia if current growth trends continue, an exclusive analysis for IAM has revealed.  Meanwhile, Samsung dominates in…

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22 Jun 2018

YP Jou and Spangenberg unite in new strategic alliance aiming to shake-up IP services

Two leaders in the IP monetisation world, YP Jou, the man responsible for monetising large parts of the Hon Hai-Foxconn patent portfolio, and Erich Spangenberg, best known as the founder of IPNav, have announced a strategic alliance between two of…

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24 Oct 2016

Foxconn to partner with Softbank’s ARM in IoT chip making play

The latest step in Foxconn Technology Group’s gradual evolution is reportedly to be a chip-design business focused on the Internet of Things (IoT). Nikkei Asian Review, citing sources familiar with the matter, reported last week that the Taiwanese… Read more

14 Oct 2016

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…

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7 Oct 2016

China leads the way in using big data to manage IP strategy, says man in charge of Foxconn’s patent portfolio

There’s plenty of talk nowadays about the game-changing prospects presented by ‘big data’, writes YP Jou, CEO of Taipei-based IP consultancy Wispro and the man responsible for managing and monetising Hon Hai-Foxconn Group’s patent portfolio through…

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Litigation

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26 Sep 2016

Alarm in Asia as ITC 337 investigations on course for biggest year since smartphone wars peak

Taipei-based Advantech recently became the latest Taiwanese company to find itself facing a Section 337 investigation by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). The complaint, filed by Rockwell Automation, accuses a German software… Read more

31 May 2016

Huawei and TSMC recognised for portfolio quality; Asian companies still bank on US assets despite slowdown

Much has been said of late about the gradual demise of American dominance of the global patent system. A combination of legislative reform, perceived anti-patentee jurisprudence, and an IP-sceptic environment more generally mean that businesses and…

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12 Apr 2016

Taiwan’s corporate heavy hitters weigh their monetisation options

In her keynote address at IPBC Taiwan this morning, Mei-hua Wang, the director general of the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office, drew attention to the issue of Taiwan’s IP royalty deficit and other patent challenges faced by the island's… Read more

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23 May 2016

Taiwan may have to rely on private investment rather than public initiatives to secure its IP future

Taiwan’s Fu Hwa Securities Investment Trust is launching a new NT$20 billion ($613 million) fund to invest in ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) technologies. While the new fund – which is scheduled to commence operations late next month – does not appear…

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12 Apr 2016

Taiwan’s corporate heavy hitters weigh their monetisation options

In her keynote address at IPBC Taiwan this morning, Mei-hua Wang, the director general of the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office, drew attention to the issue of Taiwan’s IP royalty deficit and other patent challenges faced by the island's… Read more

Patents Law

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26 Sep 2016

Alarm in Asia as ITC 337 investigations on course for biggest year since smartphone wars peak

Taipei-based Advantech recently became the latest Taiwanese company to find itself facing a Section 337 investigation by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). The complaint, filed by Rockwell Automation, accuses a German software… Read more

15 Sep 2016

Sharp IP team to be spun out into new entity, following model of new parent Foxconn

Just over a month since display maker Sharp came under the formal control of Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn), big changes to its IP operations are already in the offing. Nikkei Asian Review reported on Tuesday that the Japanese company’s IP… Read more

5 Sep 2016

Sharp sell-off begins as Foxconn turnaround plan takes effect on the Japanese company’s IP portfolio

In the wake of Foxconn’s historic $3.5 billion purchase of a majority stake in Sharp, streamlining and rationalisation of the Japanese company’s extensive IP portfolio are high on the agenda for its new Taiwanese owners.  

According to research…

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31 May 2016

Huawei and TSMC recognised for portfolio quality; Asian companies still bank on US assets despite slowdown

Much has been said of late about the gradual demise of American dominance of the global patent system. A combination of legislative reform, perceived anti-patentee jurisprudence, and an IP-sceptic environment more generally mean that businesses and…

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Strategy

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26 Sep 2016

Alarm in Asia as ITC 337 investigations on course for biggest year since smartphone wars peak

Taipei-based Advantech recently became the latest Taiwanese company to find itself facing a Section 337 investigation by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). The complaint, filed by Rockwell Automation, accuses a German software… Read more

15 Sep 2016

Sharp IP team to be spun out into new entity, following model of new parent Foxconn

Just over a month since display maker Sharp came under the formal control of Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn), big changes to its IP operations are already in the offing. Nikkei Asian Review reported on Tuesday that the Japanese company’s IP… Read more

5 Sep 2016

Sharp sell-off begins as Foxconn turnaround plan takes effect on the Japanese company’s IP portfolio

In the wake of Foxconn’s historic $3.5 billion purchase of a majority stake in Sharp, streamlining and rationalisation of the Japanese company’s extensive IP portfolio are high on the agenda for its new Taiwanese owners.  

According to research…

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31 May 2016

Huawei and TSMC recognised for portfolio quality; Asian companies still bank on US assets despite slowdown

Much has been said of late about the gradual demise of American dominance of the global patent system. A combination of legislative reform, perceived anti-patentee jurisprudence, and an IP-sceptic environment more generally mean that businesses and…

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