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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

10 December 2018

Seiko Epson makes more big disposals

Former collaboration partner E Ink picks up nearly 800 patents; assignments reveal almost as many rights sold to OLED startup last year

07 December 2018

“No barriers, no fees”: China Mobile announces 5G royalty policy

World’s largest mobile operator pledges not to collect licence fees on 5G contributions which reports say have generated nearly 1,000 patent applications

06 December 2018

China to blacklist "serious" patent infringers

Days after announced trade truce, China’s government explains ‘social credit score’ consequences for IP infringers first floated three years ago. Penalties range from borrowing restrictions to air travel bans.

05 December 2018

Prior rights and registered intellectual property

This article explores whether exclusive rights in a trademark can be obtained in the course of trade without registration and the scope of these rights across Russia. It also examines the benefits of trademark registration and describes some practical steps that both a prior user and a subsequent registrant can take to preserve its rights in a trademark.

05 December 2018

Taiwan Supreme Court issues decision on unfair enrichment in patent infringement case

In this case brought before the Taiwan Supreme Court, the rights holder failed to enforce its intellectual property after a substantial period of time, giving the defendant reason to believe that it never would.

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

04 December 2018

New lawsuits against AT&T, Sprint and Verizon suggest ETRI is doubling down on US monetisation strategy

After setback in Huawei suit, latest court cases show the state-funded Korean research institute is behind massive licensing programme

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

30 November 2018

How a Chinese court would have answered the three questions in the Unwired Planet appeal

Previous FRAND-related rulings indicate judges in China could set a global rate, would adopt the hard-edged non-discrimination obligation and would consider the parties' negotiation behaviours when reaching their decisions 

30 November 2018

Time is running out to nominate the world’s leading IP strategists

There is not much time left to make nominations for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300, our exclusive guide on the world's best IP strategists.

29 November 2018

Apple Lumileds hit with $72m patent infringement complaint in China

Stinging from a $66m loss in a California trade secrets case, Chinese LED maker hits back on its home turf, also dragging the smartphone giant into an IP theft dispute that could get political

28 November 2018

What constitutes evidence of use?

The concept of use arises frequently in trademark law, but there can be regional differences in how this is applied in practice. This article focuses on trademark use and the various stages of a trademark's registration in Russia.

28 November 2018

Smart devices in IoT need a smarter patenting strategy

This article provides a comprehensive report on the challenges faced in patenting technology in the Internet of Things domain.

28 November 2018

Case alert – Hugo Boss Trademark Management GmbH v Britain Boss International Co Ltd

Can a trademark owner submit a claim in Hong Kong against the owner of a website selling infringing goods in China? This issue was brought before the Hong Kong Court of Appeal.