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Experts split on how trade secrets should fit into a protection strategy

While they offer the confidentiality that patents lack, relying on trade secrets to protect intangible assets comes with a degree of risk. A clear divide in opinion among this year’s Strategy 300 Global Leaders prompts a closer look at why some experts champion trade secrets over patents and why some insist that one cannot replace the other

12 January 2024

ITC opposes pause of Apple Watch ban pending appeal

US Customs to decide on submitted redesigns on 12 January, but the US International Trade Commission labels Apple an “indisputably adjudicated infringer” who just wants to keep infringing

11 January 2024

Court filings show the dollar signs at issue in the global Ericsson, Lenovo 5G dispute

Royalty offer, counter, emerge in court records involving Lenovo's anti-suit injunction request to combat Ericsson's Brazilian and Colombian preliminary injunctions

11 January 2024

The R&D NPE humbling Samsung, Apple, Dell and others since 2018

Managed by Hilco IP Merchant Banking, Bell Northern Research has found a strategy that works, alongside sister company Bell Semiconductor

10 January 2024

South Korean office has ambitious plans for IP finance future

KIPO has pledged to increase the size of the country’s IP financing market and “lay the groundwork” for brand-backed financing

10 January 2024

Dolby files UPC SEP suits against Hewlett-Packard and Asus

Access Advance wars spread to the new pan-EU court

10 January 2024

Court takes firm stance on concretising action in invalidation claims

The Istanbul Anatolian IP Court has decided that a recent invalidation action should be deemed not filed in accordance with Article 119 of the Code of Civil Procedure. This ruling is crucial to preventing future malicious invalidation actions that put the burden of concretising the case on the court.

10 January 2024

A year in review: key 2023 analytics reveal top global innovators

Patent analytics from the past year reveal significant progress in sustainable innovation, medical inventions, engineering patenting and autonomous driving, as well as who has taken the lead in the 5G patent race.

10 January 2024

Qualcomm surpasses IBM on annual US patent rankings list

In 2022 IBM lost the top spot to Samsung, which still ranks first, but the news is Qualcomm now comes in second for US patents granted in 2023

09 January 2024

Cloudera’s $240 million verdict crowned largest in US in Q4 2023

The data storage firm’s loss was the fourth-highest award in the last 12 months, with Google’s $338.8 million defeat topping the heap

08 January 2024

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