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Five things to watch for from Japan’s new IP policy leadership

The new commissioner of the JPO and top cabinet advisor on IP will both address IPBC Asia in Tokyo in some of their first appearances in front of a global audience

11 September 2019

IP boutique seeks to show that new thinking on diversity is not just for Big Law

“We’re in a field of innovation but firms don’t do anything,” claims Harrity & Harrity managing partner John Harrity  on launch of incubator project

10 September 2019

Chinese investors dig into IP portfolios

Research reports in China increasingly highlight companies whose claims to innovation may not jibe with their patent portfolios

10 September 2019

Sinda may test the market for Chinese IP firm takeovers

A report says the patent filing powerhouse is attracting private equity interest at a possible valuation of around $300 million

02 September 2019

China’s patent attorney profession set to grow as focus shifts to quality

The numbers sitting the annual qualification exam have been rising, but previous threshold requirements, such as foreign language proficiency and work experience, have been lowered

13 August 2019

A No Deal Brexit now looks unavoidable, so plan accordingly

Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister has totally changed the trajectory of the UK's departure from the EU and IP owners' strategies should reflect that

10 August 2019

New survey – IP litigation is increasingly global and, after a few down years, spending is going through the roof again

Study from Morrison & Foerster finds average large company outlay on lawsuits is now four times what it was in 2015 and total costs incurred top $3.3 billion

09 August 2019

Canadian IP initiative aims to kick-start a revolution

Although it is home to many big ticket patent players, Canada has lagged in encouraging SMEs to maximise the value of the rights they own; new programme designed to reverse that trend

06 August 2019

China seeks to boost IP lending

Companies staked patents and trademarks to borrow $8.5 billion in the first half of 2019. CNIPA and China’s banking regulator want that figure to increase as SMEs face a credit squeeze

05 August 2019

An IP revolution Down Under

Incorporations, public listings, acquisitions and mergers have transformed the once staid world of patent law practice in Australia and New Zealand

02 August 2019

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