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Ant Group and Alibaba deploy blockchain for IP trading and enforcement, but patent solutions are further off

Chinese businesses with vast interest in protecting content and brands are turning to distributed ledger technology, and the country’s innovative Internet Courts are very receptive

23 March 2021

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

Betting on video, ByteDance ramps up global patent filings

Given TikTok owner’s heavy investments in next-gen video standards, it may be building one of China’s most valuable IP portfolios

03 March 2021

Apple Car rumours stoke brand anxiety for Asian carmakers

Licensing not the only area of IP tensions caused by the convergence of the high-tech and auto sectors

18 February 2021

Wave of litigation against Netgear signals evolving NPE threat in China

Chinese entities file slew of suits with patents linked to Huawei and licensing firm iPEL

10 February 2021

The pace of IBM's patent disposals looks to be matching its increased rate of abandonments

Recent assignments to the likes of Instacart and ServiceNow show that while Big Blue might let many of its assets lapse, its portfolio remains a trove of value for other companies

09 February 2021

Investors fret patent threat to China’s homegrown Foxconn challenger

China’s tech ministry backs Luxshare Precision in latest sign of geopolitical patent tensions

27 January 2021

Hot tech sectors power Korean patent growth in 2020

KIPO says users turned crisis to opportunity, recording a big increase in IP creation

21 January 2021

VVC patents are setting the secondary market on fire

Why IP rights related to the latest video codec are this year’s must-have portfolio additions

19 January 2021

BlackBerry shares surge on Facebook patent settlement despite absence of detail

Canadian company enjoys a stock price spike after long-running dispute comes to an end, but information about the terms of the agreement is almost non-existent

18 January 2021

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