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
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
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
The newest members of IAM's IP Asia Elite give us the inside scoop on what makes a great IP function tick
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
Patent office officials in Beijing reveal the country's top patent recipients, amount of cross-border royalty flows and ambiguous data on foreign firms' patenting activity
China will ring in the New Year with brand new PI guidance that takes effect January 1. The rules were published just days before a Fuzhou court’s high-profile injunctions against Apple
Job market figures in China show huge demand for IP professionals, but educators and tech companies say good help is hard to find
Faraday Future says its biggest backer, a Chinese property developer, is deliberately driving it into bankruptcy in order to acquire collateralised intellectual property in a ‘fire sale’.
At IPBC Australasia in Melbourne, in-house leaders discuss patent reform, doing more with less, and using IP to attract investment.
Speculation in China suggests that the mobile giant may spin-out one of its biggest-selling domestic sub-brands as an independent company
A state media article blasts ‘fast food-style innovation’ as abandonments data paints a bleak picture.
In opening speech at IPBC Japan, Naoko Munakata suggests that rethinking rules around evidence collection and damages awards may make the system more "user-friendly" to start-ups and bigger companies
Companies across the auto supply chain seek to stop infringement and prevent trade secret loss as China’s central government seeks to boost local players.
Armed with an industry-leading patent portfolio, DJI faces competitor litigation while dealing with increasing attention from NPEs.