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25 June 2015

Indian companies remain worryingly indifferent about filing patents at home

India’s Office of the Controller General of Patents, Trademarks, Designs and Geographical Indications has released its most recent annual report for 2013-2014. The statistics look promising in terms of improved service levels at the office; but when…

13 February 2015

LG has as much to gain from its open innovation drive as Korea’s SMEs

LG Group – one of South Korea’s largest chaebol (conglomerates) and parent of companies including LG Electronics, LG Chem and LG Display, among others – announced last week that it would ‘open up’ part of its patent portfolio for use by third…

23 March 2015

Patents give Kodak a second chance – and what could be more American than that?

How will we come to view Kodak? The iconic US company emerged from bankruptcy in 2013 after it had missed the digital photography revolution and crumbled into technological irrelevance. On Sunday it was the subject of a New York Times article which…

23 April 2015

Buying time, quality over quantity, the gathering litigation storm and more from IPBC China 2015

There were over 250 attendees at a packed-to-the-rafters IPBC China, which took place this week at the Shangri-La Hotel in Haidian, Beijing. Delegates, mostly local IP professionals working inside major Chinese businesses, participated in a series…

27 April 2018

South Korea and China set the global standard for gender equality in patent filing

IAM hosted IPBC Korea in Seoul yesterday, and the event coincided with World Intellectual Property Day, the theme of which this year was “Powering change: women in innovation and creativity”. As it turns out that was a very appropriate (if…

26 June 2018

The USPTO passed up a “golden opportunity” with its Raytheon 10 millionth patent award, expert claims

The USPTO missed out on a significant chance to have a major impact with its choice for the 10 millionth patent, according to Matt Troyer, director of patent analytics at IP services provider Anaqua. “The news definitely made some noise,” he told…

21 September 2018

New firm backed by TCL is latest corporate foray into IP consulting services

Chinese electronics major’s general counsel will chair the new independent service provider. China is still showing strong demand for high-level IP strategy advice.

13 November 2018

IP trade war puts spotlight on university collaborations  

Johns Hopkins and the University of Wisconsin both had research collaborations come under the microscope for IP reasons last week.

26 October 2018

Cannabis food and drink patent war on the horizon as sector set to boom

Data analysis reveals sparsely populated IP landscape and, with many big companies yet to enter the fray, “once-in-a-generation” opportunities for innovators

17 December 2018

Korea adopts treble damages in bid to curb “technology extortion”  

National Assembly approves Patent Law amendments to impose punitive damages and lower the burden of proof for rights holders

04 February 2019

New names added to <em>IAM</em>'s list of Asia-Pac's market-leading IP operations

The Asia IP Elite identifies companies and institutions in the region that have world class IP functions. Here we introduce the 18  latest additions and explain why they have made the cut

07 February 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  

22 February 2019

Japanese industry, government divided on patent reforms

Japan Inc is not on board with the JPO’s plans to boost damages and bring in new discovery procedures

14 February 2019

The five key takeaways from the USPTO’s report on women and patents

Although female patentees are becoming more common – particularly in areas such as pharma and biotech – the rate of growth is slowing, suggesting that a lot more work needs to be done before equality between the sexes is achieved

06 February 2019

Help to find the IP Hall of Fame inductees for 2019

The annual search for outstanding individuals to induct into the IP Hall of Fame starts today and we want your help.