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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.

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

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 

22 November 2018

Chinese NPE with a Taiwanese owner is going after MediaTek in China

Shanghai Xuanpu appears to have risen from ashes of a state-backed semiconductor venture. Recent validity decisions mean its activities should be monitored by anyone implementing the TD-SCDMA standard in China  

20 November 2018

Is the tide turning against pharmaceutical patentees in Australia?

A pair of recent decisions from the Federal Court of Australia suggest that it may be about to become more difficult for drug patent owners to prevail in requests for interlocutory injunctions.

13 November 2018

IP trade war puts spotlight on university collaborations

Johns Hopkins and the University of Wisconsin both had research collaborations come under the microscope for IP reasons last week.

09 November 2018

Three perspectives on recent IP trade war developments

Last week the DOJ charged Jinhua and UMC with stealing Micron trade secrets. China sees an effort to cut off its tech progress, US sees a pattern of disrespect for IP and Taiwan is caught in the crossfire.

01 November 2018

BOE faces first big US patent test as Dominion Harbor comes knocking with former IV patents

Beijing-based panel maker that’s one of China’s fastest-growing patent filers is latest target of the deepening partnership between IV and the Texas-based NPE

30 October 2018

US firms banned from dealing with Chinese chipmaker accused of IP theft

Department of Commerce hits Fujian Jinhua with potentially crippling export ban amid its patent and trade secret battle with Micron. Unlike similar penalty against ZTE, this measure is clearly linked to IP theft accusations.

26 October 2018

Australian firms must play smart to keep up global IP environment

At IPBC Australasia in Melbourne, in-house leaders discuss patent reform, doing more with less,  and using IP to attract investment.

24 October 2018

China introduces legislation to create a national IP appeals court

When the measure becomes law, a new Intellectual Property Tribunal within the Supreme People’s Court in Beijing will hear appeals from civil and administrative patent cases from across the country.

22 October 2018

Trade secret worries stall $4.1bn Chinese acquisition in Chile

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.

16 October 2018

JPO will turn its attention to litigation reform

With big ADR push behind it, office asks firms to weigh in on whether courts provide sufficient IP protection. Commissioner Naoko Munakata previewed the initiative in recent remarks at IPBC Japan.

11 October 2018

Is China closing in on peak patent?

On the face of it, the rise in annual filings by Chinese entities was the lowest since 1995 last year; but that may not be the full story. CNIPA points to a change in counting methodology, which only raises more questions.