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LG Electronics smartphone exit would present big patent portfolio questions

Korean company may sell or close lossmaking division, but its huge trove of 5G and wireless IP supports many other parts of its business

02 February 2021

“It’s really embarrassing” - LG and SK feel the political heat ahead of US trade secrets decision

South Korean PM’s comments show that IP enforcement does not happen in a vacuum

01 February 2021

Everything you need to know about Wuhan, China’s latest patent litigation hotspot

City once dubbed “China’s Detroit” now bills itself as “Optics Valley” – and it is emerging as China’s anti-suit capital

29 January 2021

A big buyer two years ago, Chinese company on entity list moves portfolio off its books

O-Film, a smartphone supplier that has counted Apple among its clients, spins 900+ assets to a related party as its business comes under pressure

26 January 2021

Chinese lidar manufacturer paid $20 million upfront plus ongoing royalties to settle Velodyne dispute

Hesai Photonics Technology reveals monetary details of settlement, which also involves ongoing royalty payments through 2030

22 January 2021

Japanese industrial giant goes on patent offensive with US lawsuit

Motor maker Nidec takes action to defend its huge market share in hard drive components

20 January 2021

Half of Japanese companies plan to curb patent filings, JPO says

Patent applications yet to follow trademarks and designs in return to pre-covid levels

18 January 2021

Why F1 teams need to do more with IP

Many are looking for opportunities to expand their technology into other areas of the auto sector, but to do so effectively a greater focus on patents is essential

13 January 2021

Huawei bolsters portfolio in deals with Blackberry, Denso

Deals show Chinese company is back in the midst of the secondary market for patents, finding willing partners among major IP owners

12 January 2021

Japan’s leading corporate IP departments revealed

The country's Asia IP Elite made some big strategic shifts in 2020 as they weathered an unprecedented year

18 December 2020

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