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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

13 November 2019

LOT passes a major milestone in members with Visa, Disney and Caterpillar signing up

CEO: the PAE problem is only going to increase as patent strength revives under Iancu; get ready for more expansion and the era of “LOT-plus”, with SEPs a focus

08 November 2019

Blackberry portfolio licensor inks RPX agreement and insists there’s still plenty more deals to do

Defensive aggregator closes transaction with Fundamental Innovation Systems International giving members coverage on USB charging patents; Apple also settles infringement case

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

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

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.

18 October 2019

Huawei’s latest IP headache comes from its solar business

An Israeli firm has sued the Chinese company over inverter tech in Shenzhen and Jinan, building on German campaign

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

07 October 2019

US, Japan suits point to new IP Bridge licensing campaigns

The patent fund got leadership earlier this year, but willingness to litigate in its own name and work with assertion entities appears unchanged   

07 October 2019

Judge Moore's “validity goulash” comments cause Congressman to wade into eligibility debate

Representative Doug Collins claims CAFC propeller shaft patent decision underlines need for legislative action on 101

25 September 2019

South Korean president uses 2 millionth patent grant to call for tech independence

Moon Jae-in (centre) made the comments amid an international dispute with Japan. He also said IP can help prevent conglomerates from seizing technology from smaller firms

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

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