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What rights holders need to know about China’s high-level IP policy blueprint

Gowling WLG’s Jian Xu breaks down China’s plans to build a “powerful IP nation” and what this strong top-down signal means for policy and practice.

13 April 2022

USPTO warns users on paying Russia for patent services using sanctioned banks

But the agency's official website still provides detailed instructions on how to route PCT search payments to VTB Bank and the Central Bank of Russia

11 April 2022

Study shows which countries and companies are amassing metaverse-related patents

Research on metaverse patents shows leadership in the US and China and significant assets assigned to IBM, Microsoft and other major IP-owning companies

08 April 2022

Another dispute over battery tech patents emerges in China

Japan’s Maxell has been hit with court actions and patent invalidations in China by lithium ion battery supplier ATL

08 April 2022

BlackBerry patent sale clears regulatory review, but buyer still has financing details to iron out

Catapult IP Innovations is using a $450 million loan to purchase the 38,000 patents, but 90% of the debt commitment is conditional upon its success in raising $90 million in equity financing by April’s end

01 April 2022

LOT Network launches patent sale marketplace, grows to 2,000 members

The defensive non-profit has introduced a marketplace free of broker fees where sellers know that NPEs will not be shopping

31 March 2022

Huawei emphasises patent performance in face of “intense pressure”

Announcing its 2021 financials, the company says that despite falling revenues profits are up and it is investing more than ever in R&D and IP

31 March 2022

Patent-intensive industries drive higher-skilled, better-paying jobs, USPTO report finds

In a snapshot of IP’s role in the pre-pandemic economy, USPTO also points out that patent-heavy sectors have kept pace with overall growth despite oft-critiqued law and policy changes

25 March 2022

Exclusive data on Chinese patent citations shows companies shaping SEP development

Huawei and ZTE are the most likely to be cited as prior art by Chinese patent examiners looking at standards-related applications

25 March 2022

New details on MediaTek-NXP dispute show changing mentality of Taiwan IP owners

Campaign originated with re-negotiation of an existing patent licensing deal and spans US, Germany and China

25 March 2022

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