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24 May 2019

Business, but not as usual

Our week-long series on the US-China trade dispute concludes, as deal-makers working on the ground say licence transactions and tech transfer are still happening, but big uncertainties remain

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

17 May 2019

Recent deals show busy litigant Samsung is picking its battles

Settlement with Immersion and newly-minted Huawei agreement both came on the heels of China litigation, while IPVALUE licence announced yesterday keeps the Korean giant out of court

17 May 2019

Huawei joins IEEE patent refuseniks four years since controversial policy change

Chinese tech company submits form to standards body which signals it is not prepared to license under 2015 terms for some ethernet technology

13 May 2019

Patent practice: recent developments in life sciences in China

Inventiveness has become an increasingly tough issue for patent practitioners in the chemical and biological fields in China. More and more weight is being given to the experimental data described in the original specification.

11 May 2019

Everything you ever wanted to know about global AI patent activity

WIPO has published an in-depth Technology Trends report focusing on IP in the artificial intelligence space. We provide the top 10 takeaways

10 May 2019

Bringing video game IP to China: big risks, big payoff

Nintendo has reached a deal with Tencent to bring its lucrative IP to China. It is well-positioned to succeed where other game companies have faltered

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 

06 May 2019

Patent quality, not quantity, is what really counts when it comes to standards essentiality

Misleading headlines about Chinese ownership of 5G SEPs have the potential to distort perceptions and damage business and policy decision-making

06 May 2019

How Oppo is turning handset shipments into SEP leverage

In a tough Chinese market, a deal with Oppo means a lot to licensors, a fact the vendor has used to gain hundreds of new patent assets

03 May 2019

Tencent’s big patent haul can help power its next phase

The Chinese company is touting its patent portfolio and making comparisons to licence partner Google as it shifts its focus from consumers to enterprises

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