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19 September 2019

Malaysia more patentee-friendly after rare Federal Court U-turn

In its third ever IP case, the country’s top court overturned its previous ruling that dependent claims automatically fall if their independent claims are found invalid

18 September 2019

Plaintiff state entities cannot claim sovereign immunity, says CAFC in precedential decision

Ruling is the latest setback for patentees in this controversial area and comes as the University of Minnesota seeks a Supreme Court review of its IPR immunity-related dispute with LSI

13 September 2019

CEOs may be called in to solve LG-SK dispute

IP war between South Korean battery makers continues to escalate, but top execs could meet amidst calls for national unity

10 September 2019

Chinese investors dig into IP portfolios

Research reports in China increasingly highlight companies whose claims to innovation may not jibe with their patent portfolios

09 September 2019

Latest patent deal numbers reveal that, for the first time in a decade, software has lost its lead

Healthcare and pharma takes top spot by number of transactions, with Industrial following in second place; while IBM was the biggest seller in Q2

05 September 2019

China delays foreign patent applications while India gives them priority, study suggests

Recent paper builds on previous work claiming CNIPA ‘bias’ against foreign applicants in sensitive tech areas

02 September 2019

Sinda may test the market for Chinese IP firm takeovers

A report says the patent filing powerhouse is attracting private equity interest at a possible valuation of around $300 million

29 August 2019

Boeing and Samsung possess the strongest drone-related patent holdings, <em>IAM</em> research reveals

As in so many other areas, however, the growth in portfolios owned by Chinese entities is a major theme, with some beginning to compete in terms of quality

27 August 2019

Armed and dangerous - how patents help Unicorns to fight back

Tech-rich start-ups that do not develop portfolios are vulnerable to attack - as recent Houlihan Lokey analysis of pre-IPO software businesses' IP positions revealed 

23 August 2019

Canon’s portfolio might be shrinking but it’s still world class    

Analysis shows that the Japanese company has cut down its filing activity and ramped up its abandonment rate, while there has been a recent litigation spike, too

22 August 2019

Too often Unicorns lack meaningful IP protection and that makes them vulnerable to attack

A billion dollar valuation is all well and good, but many stellar start-ups risk being burned by having to pay-out big money to fend off patent infringement suits

22 August 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

19 August 2019

For high-cost, high-value patents, fixed-fee procurement could be the answer

A subscription model to cover the application process may well be the best way to make increased expenditure on securing portfolio-enhancing rights more palatable

19 August 2019

Court rules against patent owner in “troll” defamation suit, pointing to problems over definition

Opinion from Supreme Court of New Hampshire means victory for financial bodies who were accused of “defamatory smear campaign” in attempt to destroy licensor 

17 August 2019

China’s focus on rare earth materials patents may spell trouble for the US

The country’s filings in this vital area have skyrocketed over the past decade, but analysis shows that they lack quality and international cover