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Chinese patent that spawned 4,000 lawsuits racks up another win with four years left on the books

The selfie stick patent owned by Winners’ Sun illustrates why utility models in China cannot be ignored

09 September 2020

Geely to boost R&D war chest with Shanghai listing

China’s next big IPO will feature one of the country’s auto IP leaders, which has more than 9,000 patents and counts licensing as a major revenue source

07 September 2020

Ant Group touts strong patent position as it unveils business to investors

Filing documents detail IP strategy of the Alipay operator, which is preparing what could be the biggest IPO in history

27 August 2020

India’s IP office backs calls to abolish patent appeal board

Public records request reveals high-level support for a reform that would hand patent validity questions back to the courts

11 August 2020

Japan, Taiwan data starts to show virus impact on new patent filings

While Chinese applications are back on pace for growth, other East Asian offices are seeing decreased activity

29 July 2020

As IP moves up Canada’s national agenda, other countries should follow suit

Trio of initiatives shows the country means business and the risk of a global economic downturn means similar moves may also become an important part of recovery plans elsewhere

25 July 2020

The signs are that Canada is upping its IP game

Bank announces launch of multi-million-dollar financing package for IP-rich businesses while Ontario government unveils new action plan

21 July 2020

As Silicon Valley showers Jio Platforms with cash, upstart may need IP crash course

Telco plans to make smartphones and produce made-in-India 5G network gear. The company recently landed in hot water for copying the design of Zoom’s teleconferencing platform

17 July 2020

Reporting serious allegations made against the WIPO director general was not fake news, it was essential

The agency's outgoing head Francis Gurry has hit out at media coverage of complaints made against him by his deputy, but the real problem was a total lack of transparency in how the affair was handled

11 July 2020

Huawei, Oppo and BOE lead first half patent filing jump in China

CNIPA mid-year press conference also reveals PCT filings on track to increase in 2020, despite greater business risks overseas for Chinese firms

09 July 2020

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