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23 April 2019

US patent litigation is down, but not for Korean companies

South Korean government study also shows that NPEs continue to target foreign defendants in places like Marshall, Texas (pictured) post TC Heartland

22 April 2019

China’s quiet patent player

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

19 April 2019

Supplier Denso is a key cog in Toyota’s open patent plan

The auto company is the biggest shareholder in the parts giant, a growing IP power which is ramping up its ability to make electric vehicle parts

18 April 2019

Why Ericsson’s licensing practices are under investigation in China

Executives at some of the country's leading domestic mobile manufacturers open up about the reasons they believe an anti-trust investigation of the Swedish company is merited

18 April 2019

Nobel Laureate’s licensing spat underscores the importance of patent support in universities

Lack of IP funds and staff at Kyoto University may have left immunotherapy pioneer Tasuku Honjo with a poor deal in agreement with Ono Pharmaceutical.

17 April 2019

Territory principle applies to products never displayed in Taiwan

The Supreme Court has issued a decision in which it stated that trademark use constitutes products that were never displayed in Taiwan but were ordered from there. The method of sales in the case at hand, in which the vendor entrusted a third-party manufacturer in a third country to export products directly to the purchaser, is a very common arrangement in the modern market.

16 April 2019

Breaking – Apple and Qualcomm agree settlement

News of six year licence, chipset supply deal, and payment from iPhone maker send chip giant’s shares soaring

16 April 2019

How Europe and China handle blockchain patents

As this disruptive technology attracts increasing interest, key issuing authorities are developing different ways of handling applications that read on it

16 April 2019

Huawei leverages patent transactions for peace and profit

Recent assignments showcase different ways Huawei reaps value from patent deals: one sealing its settlement with Samsung, another arming America’s most prolific NPE

15 April 2019

China is investigating Ericsson’s patent licensing business, company confirms

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

12 April 2019

Via Licensing signals China focus with new deals and big hires

In an interview with IAM, firm president Joe Siino (pictured, far right) also confirms expansion of operations in Hong Kong, with former Technicolor licensing head Deirdre Leane soon to join the team

11 April 2019

A deep dive into the Toyota portfolio

After the Japanese auto giant’s announcement that it will make 24,000 patents available for licensing royalty-free, we look at its assets reading on vehicle-electrification technologies

11 April 2019

Funai’s biggest patent disposal yet looks like a monetisation play

The Japanese OEM completed a big patent acquisition from Lexmark in 2013 to boost its inkjet business, and a new deal suggests it wants to get more money out of those 1,500 assets