Trade Secrets

Genentech dispute highlights growing importance of trade secrets for life sciences companies

Legal and commercial developments suggest that disputes over increasingly valuable biopharma know-how, proprietary information and data will increase in years to come.

Genentech dispute highlights growing importance of trade secrets for life sciences companies
13 Sep 2019

CEOs may be called in to solve LG-SK dispute

IP war between South Korean battery makers continues to escalate, but top execs could meet amidst calls for national unity

12 Sep 2019

Huawei CEO: our 5G IP can be had for an upfront fee

Ren Zhengfei welcomes telecom equipment competition with a grandiose offer, but some key details are still open to question

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11 Sep 2019

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 Read more

10 Sep 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 Read more

10 Sep 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 Read more

7 Sep 2019

For the US Defense Department, China is not the IP problem – data is

Despite the claims being made by politicians, a re-engineered IP strategy at the Pentagon has little to do with theft and everything to do with trade secrets Read more

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28 Aug 2019

Asia's top IP owners revealed

Big filers, tough litigators and savvy dealmakers identified across eight industries in the run-up to IPBC Asia in Tokyo this October Read more

21 Aug 2019

US removes 5G work exemption from Huawei ban

The Commerce Department extended Huawei’s temporary licence yesterday, but it dropped a provision that allowed technology sharing as part of 5G standards development Read more

10 Aug 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 Read more

21 Jun 2019

SK Innovation fights US trade secrets suit with Korean defamation case

Battery maker will argue that LG Chem’s US trade secret litigation is against the national interest Read more

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6 Sep 2019

New analysis points to long-term decline in US patent prosecution

The continuing shift from quantity to quality, and perhaps more reliance on trade secrets, have led to patentees cutting back on filing applications Read more

30 Aug 2019

Toyota inks autonomous driving partnership with Chinese Unicorn Pony.ai

Collaborations between China's leading auto players and major international businesses are becoming more frequent - and with these come significant IP challenges, particularly around patents and trade secrets Read more

26 Aug 2019

IPO documents detail a Chinese AI leader's IP portfolio

Megvii's patent portfolio is heavily China-focused, but analysis suggests it could contain a gem Read more

20 Aug 2019

US extends Huawei temporary licence at last minute

The Chinese company and its many business and technology partners still face great uncertainty Read more

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