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
Deep pockets, a strong commitment to R&D and a world class 5G patent portfolio mean that whatever its current difficulties the Chinese telecoms business is set to be a major player for the long term
Operem is still working toward building a blockchain platform for patent trading, but its first product reflects demand for tools that enable open innovation efforts and trade secret protection
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
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
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
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’.
O-Film, which supplies camera modules to top smartphone brands, acquires a sizable IP portfolio as part of the deal. It will also take over the Japanese firm's Tianjin-based joint venture business focused on auto.
At IPBC Australasia in Melbourne, in-house leaders discuss patent reform, doing more with less, and using IP to attract investment.
Stake in mining giant would shore up China’s position in the battery tech supply chain. But top shareholder tells Chile’s highest court that the investment could result in loss of trade secrets.
The head of the IP group at the Chinese telecoms giant is the first Asia-based leader to top our annual Market Makers list of the most influential patent value creators on the planet
The electronics company's largest ever divestment nets Ireland-based chip IP licensor a second major Japanese portfolio.
The arrest of two individuals following a spree of patent assertions against pre-IPO Chinese tech companies is generating plenty of discussion among IP practitioners. It could lead to a national conversation on the role of NPEs.
Two people have been charged in what could be China’s first criminal prosecution of alleged patent trolls. On 21st July, prosecutors in Shanghai announced a criminal case against a married couple who had obtained patent settlements with a series of…
Sovereign fund remains trailblazer in market that continues to open up to IP monetisation