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The biggest Asia-Pacific IP stories of 2021

Beyond China, there was a lot going on in a market that is home to some of the world’s most important patent-producing businesses

21 December 2021

The most important patent and IP business developments in China in 2021

A wide-ranging overhaul of the law, big moves on FRAND and a major departure were among the highlights of a busy year

20 December 2021

US legislators call for screws to be tightened on pharma patent strategies

New report issued by Democrats in the House of Representatives indicates a change of tack in approaching potential reforms may be on the cards

17 December 2021

CJEU to tackle SPC uncertainties over combination products

Finnish court makes new referral for the justices on the Luxembourg-based tribunal to consider

16 December 2021

The EU's Unified Patent Court is set to open in 2022 -  this is what you need to know

Recent developments mean that the long-awaited body is on course to open for business some time next year, while it should also be possible to apply for unitary patents. However, there are still some hurdles to get over before lift-off

15 December 2021

Generics win battle in war against tough Californian patent settlement rules

A preliminary injunction has been issued against the state’s strict reverse payment law, but antitrust considerations are here to stay in IP litigation settlements

14 December 2021

Chinese appliance maker scores $26 million win with patent bought from Toshiba

Sizeable damage award against top white goods maker Gree vindicates smaller rival’s strategy for playing IP catch-up through transactions

14 December 2021

Apple joins Uniloc in opposing court-mandated release of details of the NPE's patent licensing deals

If the CAFC upholds a lower court’s refusal to redact licensees’ identities and information on how much they paid, it could prejudice the interests of both sides in future negotiations, dealmakers say

13 December 2021

China slowly becoming a more popular litigation venue for foreign patent plaintiffs

IAM/Rouse yearly review of Chinese patent litigation data reveals case numbers, win rates and the impact of the pandemic

10 December 2021

PepsiCo suffers big loss following David-vs-Goliath battle with Indian farmers

India revokes company’s exclusive right to potato variety used in Lay’s chips, in case that illustrates limits of country’s agricultural IP protections

10 December 2021

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