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06 December 2019

Fish & Richardson tops list of firms that the US patent elite use for litigation

More than half the companies that make up the IAM/ktMINE listing of the entities with the biggest US portfolios have instructed Fish lawyers to represent them in district court disputes over the course of the last decade

28 November 2019

Troubled Chinese tech firm seeks to re-assure creditors with patent transfer

One week after missing bond payments, display company says its top shareholder will assign it core patent rights

19 November 2019

Shorter EPO opposition process requires new approaches from life sciences patentees

Strategies employed not only by rights owners but also by those opposing their grants will need to be recalibrated to reflect the new realities

13 November 2019

EPO agreement to boost Chinese companies' Europe push

Foreign companies with R&D in China may also benefit from deal opening up PCT search options

06 November 2019

Chinese patents surviving validity challenges in greater numbers

Invention patents had a coin flip chance of full invalidation by CNIPA over the past decade, but the past three years show a higher survival rate

05 November 2019

Monsanto prevails in key $7.7 billion Brazilian licensing lawsuit

In a big win for patent owners, the first-of-its-kind ruling upholds biotech innovators’ rights to collect royalties on saved GM seeds

04 November 2019

Hundreds of patents change hands after Chinese energy group takes Nissan battery business independent

The automaker sold the business to wind power specialist Envision Group in April, transferring as many as 2,000 patents

01 November 2019

Japanese industrials learn that validity is king in China

Top firms in chemicals, materials and other industrial fields from Japan have not been shy about suing Chinese competitors, but China’s patent office has been a big obstacle to enforcement

24 October 2019

Exclusive: Inside the IP protection strategy of an innovative generic

Centrient’s head of IP lifts the lid on why the company has been putting more focus on IP enforcement in India and explains the attractions of trade secrets

24 October 2019

Latest statistics show foreign firms win in high numbers at Beijing IP Court

Numbers also show that damages are rising. But litigation statistics only tell part of the story on plaintiff success.

16 October 2019

WIPO report: US patent filings dip for first time since 2009

The number of grants also drops while UK sees worrying fall in applications; but study has good news for EPO President Campinos

19 September 2019

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

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

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

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