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27 January 2020

Toyota IP Solutions will help company realise more from its annual $9bn R&D spend, says senior counsel

In an exclusive interview, Fred Mau says launch of new licensing and tech transfer programme is part of a more proactive approach to technology and innovation outreach for the Japanese automaker

24 January 2020

Oblon rules roost once more as the US’s top patent prosecution outfit

We reveal which US law firms secured most grants for their clients in 2019 overall and by 10 industry categories, as well as the fastest growers

23 January 2020

Vivo joins ranks of top Chinese patentees

Homegrown smartphone firm increasingly targeted by licensors has upped its research output in recent years

16 January 2020

What IP owners need to know about the US-China trade deal

There are significant gains for branded pharma in the agreement. But in several other areas, China has made commitments it already meets

13 January 2020

Battery tech firm hit with unfair competition claim in China

Chinese company says patent and trade secrets litigation launched by North Carolina-based Celgard in a US court constitutes "slander of the company’s goodwill"

10 January 2020

South Korea rolls out policy initiatives around IP finance and tech independence

Patent office measures target long-held goal of greater IP activity from the SME sector and less reliance on conglomerates

10 January 2020

Everything you need to know about 2019 US district court patent litigation

Apple top defendant again; Eastern District of Texas loses further ground; and other key stats

08 January 2020

Increasing scrutiny for patent filing subsidies in China

Last year patent agencies came under scrutiny for gaming the system, and corporate IP managers say they expect tighter auditing in the year to come

07 January 2020

ITC cases were more China-focused than ever in 2019

But study by Chinese trade body shows that respondents who fight back do surprisingly well

02 January 2020

The most important Asia IP developments you missed over the holiday season

Impending US-China deal, a big Supreme Court ruling in India and a new licensing programme from Toyota are among the regional highlights

20 December 2019

Shanghai prosecutors decry “lenient” four-year sentence for patent troll

Verdict focused on forgery rather than timing of assertions with IPOs, but prosecutors wish the court had gone further to punish Li Xingwen

19 December 2019

Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt revealed as number one filer for the IAM/ktMINE US Patent Elite

Arlington-based firm acts for more of the companies that own the biggest US portfolios than any other, with Foley & Lardner and Harness Dickey & Pierce rounding out the top three

13 December 2019

LOT’s expanding membership in China indicates rising NPE worry

In addition to the big names, defensive network is attracting China-focused companies that have never faced assertion in US courts 

09 December 2019

Healthcare and pharma sector sees most patent deals activity in Q3 in the US 

Latest data shows Global Foundries, IV and Seiko among top sellers; NPEs the top buyers, with Samsung, Pinterest and BBK Electronics also among the leaders

09 December 2019

Examination agreement between Japan and India steers clear of life sciences

The two countries inaugurated a Patent Prosecution Highway scheme last week, but it will be one-way traffic when it comes to pharma rights