Moon Jae-in (centre) made the comments amid an international dispute with Japan. He also said IP can help prevent conglomerates from seizing technology from smaller firms
The new commissioner of the JPO and top cabinet advisor on IP will both address IPBC Asia in Tokyo in some of their first appearances in front of a global audience
Akira Matsunaga (pictured) will take the reins from Naoko Munakata. The JPO’s first woman commissioner served for two years, advocating reforms and sometimes drawing push-back
Osaka-based firm seeks to fend off Toughbook rival with design rights, a field of IP that Japanese policymakers are seeking to boost with legislative IP reforms currently under consideration
Netac’s own killer patent is set to expire later this year. But according to demand letters circulating Chinese media, the memory maker's IP team is now partnering with a patent pool formed by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk
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
The government is quickly moving on to its next proposal for patent litigation reform, weeks after successfully pushing amendments on damages and evidence collection onto the legislative agenda
At IPBC Southeast Asia, members of the region’s dynamic startup ecosystem heard that while IP may not yet be a critical threat to their business, it presents unique opportunities
The newest members of IAM's IP Asia Elite give us the inside scoop on what makes a great IP function tick
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.
Legislation proposed by the JPO may also extend greater design protection to graphical user interfaces in bid to help system keep pace with new technology.