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Ant Group retains blockchain patent crown, with IBM and Ping An hot on its heels

Exclusive data underscores Chinese companies’ dominance in blockchain patent filings, with financial group Ping An surging last year to join big internet firms at the top of the table

12 March 2021

Open Invention Network adds major banks to membership with Barclays and TD Bank sign-ups

Risk from rivals, threats from patent assertion entities and the widespread adoption of open source software is increasing financial institutions’ interest in defensive networks, says OIN CEO

15 February 2021

All the China IP stories you missed over the holidays

Wuhan injunction drama was far from the only big IP news to come out of China over the festive period

04 January 2021

It’s time for investors to re-assess intangibles

A recent report suggests Wall Street is beginning to realise that the rise of intangible assets has thrown a spanner into time-tested valuation models

12 December 2020

China’s gene sequencing equipment champion seeks public listing amidst sprawling global patent battle

BGI and its sequencer-manufacturing subsidiary MGI Tech made over 70% of their revenue abroad last year, but face over 20 patent assertions in overseas markets

10 December 2020

China’s bitcoin unicorn leveraging patents to stay on top of its market

Bitmain is  a world leader and looks to be using its IP portfolio to stay that way

08 December 2020

Cryptocurrency patent alliance has Jack Dorsey's full backing, says Square's IP head

In an exclusive interviewKirupa Pushparaj talks about how COPA will work and its plans to get ahead of the assertion curve

07 December 2020

Top EPO opposition firms by technical areas of specialisation revealed

Detailed analysis of representatives shows that while some tend to specialise in certain technologies, others act across a wider range of IPC sections

03 December 2020

Big Tech is on notice in China, too

New rules for the internet sector call out long-standing business practices and look at data, technology and IP ownership

10 November 2020

Strategic IP management can preserve Taiwan’s tech leadership, minister says

Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-Hua tells IPBC Taiwan attendees that a robust IP environment can encourage re-shoring and greater investment in local R&D efforts

09 October 2020

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