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23 May 2019

China reacts to ‘lose-lose’ trade war escalation

IP owners in China see plenty of uncertainty ahead in no-win scenario of escalating technology tensions

22 May 2019

Next up on Trump's trade war radar: drones and cameras

US authorities are considering Huawei-style export bans targeting Chinese firms including DJI and Hikvision, according to reports. Both have past IP ties with big American tech firms

21 May 2019

Huawei in crisis: what it means for the IP market

Harsh US sanctions are on hold for 90 days, but uncertainty now clouds the whole supply chain. For the company's and China's goal of greater tech self-sufficiency, there is no turning back 

20 May 2019

Trade war has not stopped US-China chip patent deals

Analysis of US patent assignment data shows cross-border transactions are still happening in semiconductors and other high-tech sectors. Proposed legislation could lead to greater scrutiny

07 May 2019

Faraday Future seeks lifeline from $1.25 billion IP valuation

Cash-strapped electric vehicle start-up hopes to attract much-needed funding after Houlihan Lokey estimate of the value of its portfolio, which includes tech, patents and trademarks 

02 May 2019

Fresh off an important licence in China, LG Chem breaks truce with chaebol rival 

Five years into a decade-long non-aggression pact, LG Chem says SK Innovation has been poaching its engineers to steal trade secrets

30 April 2019

Subsidy cuts will spark tech and patent competition in China's crowded EV market

Beijing is slashing handouts for electric vehicle purchases, setting up a reckoning for domestic competitors in a crowded market. Technology will be crucial to survival, and IP strategy will be more important than ever

25 April 2019

China fast-tracks changes to trade secret law ahead of further talks with Trump administration

Although the move should be seen as a goodwill gesture, the amendments are unlikely to move the needle much in a jurisdiction where enforcement is hampered by the difficulty of collecting evidence

28 March 2019

Why Randall Rader believes the Chinese CAFC is a gamechanger

The new IP tribunal shows that China is accepting its responsibilities as a world leader in IP policy, says the former US Federal Circuit chief judge.    

26 March 2019

Top state life sciences R&D deal-maker explains how to overcome patent barriers to partnerships

A*STAR’s head of IP and corporate services Suresh Sachi sets out his approach to partnering with biopharma innovators, the exclusivity-related stumbling blocks – and how to overcome them

20 March 2019

Patent abuse in China – could solutions be worse than the problem?

US-China rows over trade secrets have made headlines the world over and highlighted Big Tech’s frustration with aspects of the Chinese IP regime. It is unclear whether any suggested solutions will assuage concerns

19 March 2019

China budges on much-maligned tech transfer regulations

With a stroke of a pen yesterday, the State Council did away with some of the country’s most onerous tech transfer rules. Now it’s up to IP owners to negotiate smart deals with their newfound leeway

18 March 2019

Japan could join Korea in hosting English-language patent litigation

The government is quickly moving on to its next proposal for patent litigation reform, weeks after successfully pushing amendments on damages and evidence collection onto the legislative agenda

26 February 2019

Two years of trade war spotlight have done little to change views of IP environment in China

But American Chamber of Commerce in China survey does reveal that IP concerns are affecting US firms' business plans, and ‘cautious pessimism’ is the new normal

22 February 2019

Japanese industry, government divided on patent reforms

Japan Inc is not on board with the JPO’s plans to boost damages and bring in new discovery procedures