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19 February 2019

With Oppo deal, Ericsson gets crucial SEP validation in China

Securing a FRAND licence with the world’s fifth largest handset maker could be a shot in the arm for the Swedish company, which has struggled to get royalties out of Chinese firms like Xiaomi and TCL

18 February 2019

Patent deals show how Indian startups can benefit from multinational research activity

An AI health-tech startup recently named one of the world's most promising had its roots in the re-organisation of Xerox's research centre in India

15 February 2019

Takeover wars intensify between listed IP firms in Australia

Aggressive move by the country’s largest public IP services group seems designed to thwart the merger of two smaller rivals. But further consolidation in the space still looks likely

14 February 2019

World’s most valuable startup buys patents again

The company behind Tik Tok bought out much of a struggling smartphone maker’s patent portfolio in January. USPTO assignments from last week show what assets Beijing-based ByteDance came away with

12 February 2019

China’s domestic licensing market has plenty of room to grow

An annual survey conducted by CNIPA pegs the licensing rate of Chinese patents at 5.5%. That's not far off estimates of US patent utilisation

11 February 2019

RPX strikes deal to acquire remaining patent portfolio of Creative subsidiary

The settlement deal ends litigation by the Singapore company’s ZiiLabs unit against Nvidia, and will net shareholders around $17.5 million

11 February 2019

Huawei owns the future and that’s why it’s here to stay

Deep pockets, a strong commitment to R&D and a world class 5G patent portfolio mean that whatever its current difficulties the Chinese telecoms business is set to be a major player for the long term

08 February 2019

Japan's Wacom bulks up patent portfolio

The high-end maker of tablets and styluses for artists and designers makes its latest patent acquisition amidst new US litigation and a push to reach more consumers with competitively priced offerings

07 February 2019

Pantech deals more patents, this time to Oppo

Sell-off continues as new ownership seeks to get out from under nearly $100 million in debt with just a few hundred granted US patents remaining in its arsenal

07 February 2019

An insider look at the IP Asia Elite

The newest members of IAM's IP Asia Elite give us the inside scoop on what makes a great IP function tick  

06 February 2019

What happens to a trademark after a legal entity is liquidated?

A legal entity may close by choice or circumstance. It is often the case that during liquidation procedures and following settlements with creditors, rights holders are no longer able to manage their trademarks. This article addresses the fate of those trademarks.

05 February 2019

Building a corporate IP function in Thailand is no easy task, but the benefits are immense

Chaya Chandavasu, senior vice president for science and innovation at PTT Global Chemical, explains how IP strategy has helped the subsidiary of Thailand's state-owned oil and gas giant better understand its technology space and attract joint venture partners

04 February 2019

Taiwan touts trade secret protection as patent filings remain level 

IP office director states that even TSMC, the island's top patentee, relies on trade secrets to protect 90% of innovations

04 February 2019

China drives growth in AI patent filings, but US still global leader for quality

Microsoft and Alphabet possess the strongest machine learning portfolios, but Chinese state-sponsored R&D and access to data has the potential to shift the power dynamics

04 February 2019

New names added to <em>IAM</em>'s list of Asia-Pac's market-leading IP operations

The Asia IP Elite identifies companies and institutions in the region that have world class IP functions. Here we introduce the 18  latest additions and explain why they have made the cut