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China gets a new high-level blueprint for IP reform

The policy document contains plenty of positives, but it is not the trade breakthrough some media outlets are suggesting

27 November 2019

More Data Business Congress speakers revealed

Microsoft and Intel provide the keynotes; with senior leaders from a wide range of companies confirmed to participate in groundbreaking event

20 November 2019

Chinese patents surviving validity challenges in greater numbers

Invention patents had a coin flip chance of full invalidation by CNIPA over the past decade, but the past three years show a higher survival rate

06 November 2019

IAM honours Asia’s IP leaders

The winners of our annual Asia IP Elite awards for the teams, deal and individual of the year were revealed before a sold-out crowd at IPBC Asia 2019

31 October 2019

Japan is the unheralded centre of Asia’s patent market

Long-term filing declines and a staid litigation environment mask the fact that the patent strategies pursued by the country’s elite companies are becoming more aggressive and dynamic

26 October 2019

Latest statistics show foreign firms win in high numbers at Beijing IP Court

Numbers also show that damages are rising. But litigation statistics only tell part of the story on plaintiff success.

24 October 2019

India's patent office appeal board paralysed again

Delhi court refuses to extend chairman’s tenure, leaving the body with just one expert on staff and a growing backlog

14 October 2019

The USPTO seeks AI expertise to change the rules of the game internally and externally

New role has the potential to deliver results that will enhance internal processes, improve quality, lower costs and help recover lost US influence in the international IP arena

05 October 2019

Huawei reportedly launches IP attack on Chinese handset maker

Shenzhen Transsion, the dominant mobile phone seller on the African continent, said to have come into IP conflict with Huawei shortly before going public

02 October 2019

Europe and Latin America moving to marriage, but IP could be grounds for divorce

The recent trade accord agreed in principle between the EU and Mercosur promises to deliver significant benefits, but political controversies around issues such as data protection and SPCs mean that the deal is not yet sealed

30 September 2019

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