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18 September 2015

Apple wins latest fight with Samsung, but injunction decision opens up clear divide at the CAFC

The long and, at times, tortuous patent war between Apple and Samsung took another turn yesterday with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacating a district court decision’s to not grant Apple an injunction against its South Korean rival…

10 July 2015

Chinese customs seizures for patent infringement surge, new statistics show

China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) released a report of its IP-related activity during the year 2014, which our sister publication World Trademark Review recently broke down from a trademark perspective. There was one interesting…

10 February 2015

Foreign SMEs may fare better than the big boys enforcing their patents in China

It is no secret that some Western rights holders feel that China’s legal and regulatory systems are stacked against them. Such sentiments will be especially acute with yesterday’s announcement that Qualcomm has been fined $975 million and forced to…

20 January 2015

No smartphone patent war in China yet, but don’t be surprised if one does erupt

Chinese electronics company Oppo caused a small stir at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month with its accusation that Polaroid’s ‘Selfie’ smartphone copied its own rotating camera design. It is tempting to see this as…

19 January 2015

China’s future lies in its intellectual capital, not mass patent filings, says Randall Rader

Released last month, the World IP Organisation’s 2014 World IP Indicators report shows that China’s State IP Office (SIPO) received 825,136 patent applications in 2013, making it the world’s largest patent office in terms of filings for the third…