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19 November 2019

Second listing sees Alibaba on firmer IP footing

The e-commerce giant prices its Hong Kong offering this week. Five years after its NYSE debut, it has a more formidable patent portfolio and new IP-based alliances

19 November 2019

IBM, Microsoft, the Linux Foundation and OIN join forces to counter open source threat

Quartet announce that they are set to be founder members of Unified Patents’ new zone to tackle potential of NPE action against heart of software community

18 November 2019

A seismic cert – what to watch out for following the Supreme Court’s decision to hear <em>Google v Oracle</em>

Another Federal Circuit reversal, the search for a middle ground, one-time IP rivals united and more as SCOTUS gets ready for a copyright blockbuster

30 October 2019

Perfecting your ITC strategy

Getting up to speed on recent developments at the Commission and tips on how to keep control of costs in 337 investigations

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.

14 October 2019

India's patent office appeal board paralysed again

Delhi court refuses to extend chairman’s tenure, leaving the body with just one expert on staff and a growing backlog

14 October 2019

A shift in focus at Microsoft sees part of its IP team head for the exit

Licensing specialists are understood to have been most affected in a round of departures which come a year after the company joined LOT Network and OIN

03 October 2019

Impact of <em>Oracle v Google</em> on software industry may not be as great as many fear, says senior Microsoft exec

Speaking at IAM's Software IP event, associate general counsel Isabella Fu was reacting to US solicitor general's recommendation that the Supreme Court doesn't take the controversial case

10 September 2019

IP boutique seeks to show that new thinking on diversity is not just for Big Law

“We’re in a field of innovation but firms don’t do anything,” claims Harrity & Harrity managing partner John Harrity  on launch of incubator project

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

09 August 2019

Chinese radio firm recently hit by ITC ruling is latest Trump target

Shenzhen-based Hytera, which makes two-way radios, joins Huawei on proposed list of banned government suppliers. It is already dealing with an ITC import ban won by rival Motorola Solutions

09 August 2019

New survey – IP litigation is increasingly global and, after a few down years, spending is going through the roof again

Study from Morrison & Foerster finds average large company outlay on lawsuits is now four times what it was in 2015 and total costs incurred top $3.3 billion

06 August 2019

Canadian IP initiative aims to kick-start a revolution

Although it is home to many big ticket patent players, Canada has lagged in encouraging SMEs to maximise the value of the rights they own; new programme designed to reverse that trend

05 August 2019

China seeks to boost IP lending

Companies staked patents and trademarks to borrow $8.5 billion in the first half of 2019. CNIPA and China’s banking regulator want that figure to increase as SMEs face a credit squeeze

02 August 2019

An IP revolution Down Under

Incorporations, public listings, acquisitions and mergers have transformed the once staid world of patent law practice in Australia and New Zealand