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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

22 April 2019

China’s quiet patent player

Vivo is firmly in the same smartphone sales tier as companies like Oppo and Xiaomi, but it has pursued a low-key IP strategy very different to that of its chief rivals

22 April 2019

Litigation involving high-performance camera maker underlines Fortress’s reach

SiOnyx, which is owned by the investment giant, and co-plaintiff Harvard accuses Japanese optical devices manufacturer of patent infringement

19 April 2019

Supplier Denso is a key cog in Toyota’s open patent plan

The auto company is the biggest shareholder in the parts giant, a growing IP power which is ramping up its ability to make electric vehicle parts

18 April 2019

Nobel Laureate’s licensing spat underscores the importance of patent support in universities

Lack of IP funds and staff at Kyoto University may have left immunotherapy pioneer Tasuku Honjo with a poor deal in agreement with Ono Pharmaceutical.

16 April 2019

How Europe and China handle blockchain patents

As this disruptive technology attracts increasing interest, key issuing authorities are developing different ways of handling applications that read on it

16 April 2019

Huawei leverages patent transactions for peace and profit

Recent assignments showcase different ways Huawei reaps value from patent deals: one sealing its settlement with Samsung, another arming America’s most prolific NPE

16 April 2019

IV looks to expand its licensing ecosystem with Desmarais tie-up

“We’ve used them as a litigation firm in the past, they know our portfolio really well and we wanted to take the opportunity to leverage that expertise more broadly to focus it on co-developing licensing programmes along with our own team,” says Invention Investment Fund head Mathen Ganesan

12 April 2019

Via Licensing signals China focus with new deals and big hires

In an interview with IAM, firm president Joe Siino (pictured, far right) also confirms expansion of operations in Hong Kong, with former Technicolor licensing head Deirdre Leane soon to join the team

12 April 2019

In the race for a fully autonomous vehicle, more evidence of Waymo’s formidable IP position

In run-up to possible $100 billion IPO, Uber prospectus raises possibility of paying for a licence to one-time litigation rival’s technology

10 April 2019

Uber’s IP head on his top priorities and the value he gets from IPBC Global

Senior exec at ride-sharing leader reveals how his role has changed, how he has handled the transition from in-house to private practice and back and how he thinks IP strategy is set to evolve.

09 April 2019

'Reverse patent trolls' plague big pharma in China

The high invalidation rate for life science patents in China has created a headache for drug companies and a money-making opportunity for enterprising individuals

09 April 2019

A new era in patent prosecution 

How to tailor your filing strategy in a post-AIA world with fast track and deferred examination

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

06 April 2019

The big biopharma patent developments in March

Everything you need to know about the major news stories in the life sciences sector that broke last month