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IP rights are an important part of the push for more renewables

Saturday Opinion: IP protection is a significant driver of clean energy production, but it’s not the only key factor

06 November 2021

Patent data reveals strong growth in key climate change mitigation technologies despite slow COP progress

Finding political consensus about how to slow down global warming is proving hard to achieve, but the pace of green tech innovation is accelerating

05 November 2021

Oppo, Huawei were most prolific patent challengers in China last year

Exclusive invalidation statistics from IncoPat show the busiest companies on the offensive and the defensive at the CNIPA

25 October 2021

What to know about Baosteel: the Chinese giant behind Japan’s biggest patent dispute

The state-owned firm has moved up the value chain despite its limited overseas patent holdings, but it is no stranger to high-stakes IP legal fights abroad

22 October 2021

Nippon Steel seeks injunction against Toyota and $350 million in shock Tokyo patent lawsuits

Steelmaker files litigation against an important customer over parts sourced from Baosteel, a rival supplier from China

15 October 2021

Why the auto sector is heading for an IP reckoning

The Long Read: Patent figures show the industry has engaged in wholesale borrowing of technology in the connected car era, writes Arvin Patel. Now the bill has become due

13 October 2021

Revolutionise your patent process to maximise innovator value, urges GE Research IP chief

Buck de Wolf explains how he overcame his own and others’ scepticism to secure a change of approach that has paid considerable dividends

05 October 2021

IP concerns appear low on Biden administration’s China agenda

Remarks by US Trade Representative Katherine Tai outlining new US approach to China almost entirely neglect IP issues that were the centrepiece of Trump 301 investigation

05 October 2021

Top electric vehicle battery maker claims Chinese patent litigation victory against upstart

China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited earns multi-million dollar damage award based on a Chinese utility model patent

01 September 2021

As solar patent war rolls on, Chinese panel leader says it has seen off biggest threats

JinKo Solar explains how a Sino-Korean patent battle has played out so far, revealing big differences in US and German results

27 August 2021

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