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11 December 2018

The patents that earned Qualcomm an iPhone injunction in China

IAM uncovers the patents-in-suit, runs down the two sides’ validity wins and losses so far, and provides much more analysis of yesterday's shock preliminary injunction in the Intermediate People's Court of Fuzhou

04 December 2018

IPBC Asia Day Two report

This year's event in Shanghai has now come to an end. It's been a great couple of days, including the IP Asia Elite Gala Dinner and Awards held last night

03 December 2018

IPBC Asia 2018 Day One Report

How Chinese courts will rule the patent world; Qualcomm's 5G licensing spree; don't jail trolls, says former supreme court judge; patent sales are on the up; plus a whole lot more from a wet, but spectacular, Shanghai Pudong

02 December 2018

Weekly review - 26th November to 2nd December

Your essential Sunday reading: a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform in the past week - as well as links to each one

21 November 2018

China’s top owners continue their overseas march

A detailed report looking at China’s 100 most innovative entities shows that 39 of them now have portfolios in which at least 10% of assets are held abroad. In 2016, that figure stood at 20.

02 November 2018

Chinese chipmaker and Taiwan partner hit with criminal indictments for IP theft

Days after Trump administration slaps Fujian Jinhua with harsh sanctions, the DOJ announces criminal espionage case carrying penalties of up to $20 billion.

28 October 2018

Silicon Valley storm

After years of dictating the patent narrative in the US - and reaping the rewards - BigTech now finds itself on the back foot as it loses friends in the executive and Congress. Will the courts be next? 

18 October 2018

Chinese plaintiffs must prepare for trade war rhetoric in IP suits

Huawei sued a former employee for trade secrets theft in the Eastern District of Texas. The counter complaint is tailor-made for a Trump country jury.

08 October 2018

New NPE suits will set up big validity battles in China

iPEL and another newly announced licensing entity are banking on pro-plaintiff China. How they fare will tell us more about whether the opportunity for foreign NPEs is a mirage.

08 October 2018

Despite ITC defeat all is not lost for Qualcomm in its battle with Apple

Despite no exclusion order, judge's finding of validity and infringement could be a boon to the chip maker as its global patent dispute with the iPhone giant drags on

03 October 2018

IV to sell major patent fund in latest disposal by giant NPE

Micron is understood to be the buyer of a portfolio comprising thousands of assets; the value of the deal is not known

30 August 2018

SK Hynix bolsters patent holdings, buying two portfolios

Korean chipmaker turns to HP Enterprise and Integrated Device Technology as its US patent risks escalate

27 August 2018

Huawei transferred hundreds of patents to Qualcomm in months after NDRC settlement

Chinese media question 2015 transaction as the two companies work to resolve an ongoing dispute involving withheld royalty payments.

22 July 2018

Five years after its founding, IP Bridge reflects Japan’s changing approach to patents

Sovereign fund remains trailblazer in market that continues to open up to IP monetisation

26 June 2018

Car giants and China’s IP leaders among notable gainers in latest IPO US patent ranking

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) released its annual ranking yesterday of the 300 companies that received the most US patents in 2017. There was no change at number one as IBM held onto its customary position at the top of the pile…