Proposed limits on royalty payments would be even stricter than those scrapped in 2009 liberalisation of FDI policies. Impact would be felt by global brand and technology giants with listed subsidiaries in India.
A trailblazer at the forefront of Asia's IP revolution speaks about how she overcame adversity to reach the very top of her profession in an exclusive interview to mark her induction into the IP Hall of Fame
New start-up Operem hopes to launch IP exchange by year's end after closing series A funding round in April. CEO Tim Londergan says the project can lure financial investors into the IP world.
It would appear that the recipient of the largest ever IP-backed loan has come full circle to cautionary tale.
Tranlin Paper, based in China’s Shandong Province, borrowed well over a billion dollars from the China Development bank in 2014 on the… Read more
Ask any European IP professional about the Brexit issues which take up most of their time and they are likely to tell you about things such as the UPC and the unitary patent, the enforcement directive and decoupling the UK from the Community…
There are a host of challenges when it comes to trying to assert US patents against a Chinese legal entity. A recent court filing by Dutch telecom KPN, which is suing Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus in the District of Delaware, underlines what looks to be a… Read more
A pioneer in Asia, a renowned US judge and the head of IP at one of the world’s most innovative companies are this year’s inductees into the IP Hall of Fame. Ella Cheong, Richard Linn and Kevin Rhodes were selected to join the pantheon by the IP… Read more
If you were to name Europe’s patent litigation hotspots, places like Dusseldorf, Munich, Mannheim, London and The Hague would spring quickly to mind; perhaps followed by the likes of Paris and Milan. One thing is for sure, though: no Spanish city… Read more
This morning, Xiaomi confirmed that it will seek a public listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong later this year, in what could be the largest tech IPO since Alibaba’s 2014 debut in New York. It is a moment for which the company, including…
In the IAM/ktMINE US Patent 100, published in issue 89 of IAM, we revealed that Samsung owns by far the largest US patent portfolio. Now, new research conducted for IAM shows that the Korean conglomerate not only has the largest portfolio in the…
Very quietly, something of a revolution has taken place at Philips. For the first time this century, the company’s IP function – Philips IP & Standards - is headed up by someone who has no long-term IP background and who is not labelled its chief IP… Read more
This week saw the headline-grabbing multi-billion dollar sell-off by Novartis of its consumer healthcare business. Reflecting the Swiss entity’s desire to focus resources on strengthening its position in higher-priority therapeutic spaces, the deal… Read more