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Japan ruling party to back secrecy legislation for sensitive patents

A change to the country’s patent system could be included in new prime minister Fumio Kishida's signature economic security agenda

18 October 2021

What we’ve learned from an eventful fortnight in auto IP

Saturday Opinion: Litigation is heating up, big antitrust questions remain unanswered and there’s more to the rising conflict than just wireless SEPs

16 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

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

Ranking as Asia’s most innovative economy highlights South Korea’s need for IP value creation

World-beating R&D and patent rates propel country to top of Asia for the first time in annual WIPO study, but Global Innovation Index also shows areas where IP professionals can help it improve further

27 September 2021

IP spin-offs continue as Toshiba mulls reorganisation

Recent assignments to NPEs and operating companies show that company’s patent portfolio remains a key asset as the conglomerate considers its strategic options

13 September 2021

With little overseas patent footprint, a Chinese battery champion faces its first litigation

A Zhuhai company that has grown to be the world’s second largest supplier of laptop and tablet batteries faces new US patent claims as it prepares to go public

10 September 2021

Leadership profile: Ray Millien

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q3: IP leadership - what it is and why it matters

09 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

IAM parent company acquires market-leading US patent litigation data and analytics firm

Austin-based Docket Navigator - which also covers trademarks, antitrust and other legal practice areas - becomes a Law Business Research company

25 August 2021

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