Vivo is firmly in the same smartphone sales tier as companies like Oppo and Xiaomi, but it has pursued a low-key IP strategy very different to that of its chief rivals
The prize of certainty, the big question over Huawei and America’s search for a 5G champion comes to a close
Recent assignments showcase different ways Huawei reaps value from patent deals: one sealing its settlement with Samsung, another arming America’s most prolific NPE
A surprise inspection at the Swedish giant’s Beijing office sets the stage for the first big IP probe by China’s new super-regulator
In a period of marked change at the board, early numbers suggest the Supreme Court’s landmark decision is leading to greater discretion among petitioners
As two of the world’s largest tech businesses aggressively grow their patent stockpiles a new entrant from China is the one to watch
The big stories from the IAM platform in February and March.
Asia’s lead in international patent applications indicates a shift in innovation activity from West to East - and although Chinese growth is slowing the country has made big strides at a corporate and academic level
"The business places more and more scrutiny on patent spend, and asks the patent team to quantify the value proposition and return on investment,” says David Dutcher
CNIPA has promised to reduce examination times, but users are more concerned about quality. Agency's deputy director waves off the suggestion that 90% of its issued patents are 'junk'
As back and forth in landmark patent fight continues USPTO Director Iancu admits clarification needed on controversial 2013 SEP policy statement
Filings against Daimler and BMW follow court actions against Toyota and VW - and it could only be a matter of time before others start to get more assertive
The German industrial and manufacturing company recently topped the charts as the number one filer at the EPO. A look at its portfolio shows a focus on innovation and high-value assets
After nine years of legal manoeuvring, the US chipmaker has won approval for its licensing practices in Japan. But in other parts of the region, antitrust doubts remain
The Taiwanese chipmaker made its first third party acquisition in five years, picking up a portfolio related to speech recognition and audio processing from the Dutch company