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15 October 2019

Manufacturing trends could shift patent focus from China

Samsung, Sony and Google are among the companies who are shifting smartphone production from China to Southeast Asia

25 September 2019

South Korean president uses 2 millionth patent grant to call for tech independence

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

13 September 2019

CEOs may be called in to solve LG-SK dispute

IP war between South Korean battery makers continues to escalate, but top execs could meet amidst calls for national unity

06 September 2019

Sharp announces SEP licensing arrival with Samsung deal

Japanese firms scores agreement with world’s top mobile maker in first announced SEP licence under Hon Hai ownership

28 August 2019

Asia's top IP owners revealed

Big filers, tough litigators and savvy dealmakers identified across eight industries in the run-up to IPBC Asia in Tokyo this October

30 July 2019

Asian companies will drive growth in semiconductor IP

Patent filings in the industry have dropped off globally, but the market is expected to rev up soon with companies like Samsung and BOE leading the way

29 July 2019

South Korean court asked to sell off IP portfolio seized from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Lawyers have requested that patents and trademarks seized from the Japanese company in March be put on the market after it failed to comply with an order to pay compensation to Korean citizens subjected to forced labour during WW2

21 June 2019

SK Innovation fights US trade secrets suit with Korean defamation case

Battery maker will argue that LG Chem’s US trade secret litigation is against the national interest

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

16 May 2019

Tech push in oil and gas sector could fuel more patent activity

Saudi Aramco claims victory in PTAB showdown as Korean refiner faces second IP setback in as many weeks

23 April 2019

US patent litigation is down, but not for Korean companies

South Korean government study also shows that NPEs continue to target foreign defendants in places like Marshall, Texas (pictured) post TC Heartland

08 April 2019

Reforms seek to boost South Korea's patent market

Firms welcomed tougher measures against infringers at IPBC Korea 2019 last week, but there are concerns about a recent initiative to attract more foreign litigants through the use of English-language hearings

25 March 2019

Qualcomm wins JFTC reversal, but faces other questions on Asian competition front

After nine years of legal manoeuvring, the US chipmaker has won approval for its licensing practices in Japan. But in other parts of the region, antitrust doubts remain

22 March 2019

Samsung owns the world's biggest portfolio of US patents - by far

The IAM/ktMINE US Patent 100 countdown today reaches the top 20 entities and reveals that the Korean conglomerate holds over 25,000 more active USPTO-granted assets than second-placed IBM

18 March 2019

Japan could join Korea in hosting English-language patent litigation

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