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Africa’s mobile phone king ramps up IP filings

Shenzhen-based Transsion has dedicated more resources to patents since its 2019 IPO, but still lags far behind rivals

19 February 2021

Apple Car rumours stoke brand anxiety for Asian carmakers

Licensing not the only area of IP tensions caused by the convergence of the high-tech and auto sectors

18 February 2021

Modi government moves to shutter controversial IP appeals board

Indian finance minister introduces bill in parliament which would see appeals from patent office decisions transferred to High Courts

16 February 2021

In search for new USPTO head, diversity is emerging as a major factor

A formal announcement may still be months away, but the jockeying to influence who might become America's next IP chief is in full swing

08 February 2021

Hot tech sectors power Korean patent growth in 2020

KIPO says users turned crisis to opportunity, recording a big increase in IP creation

21 January 2021

As he exits the USPTO, Iancu has his say on where policy priorities should lie

Outgoing agency head raises prospects of a national innovation and IP strategy, while also urging a greater focus on the SEP landscape

20 January 2021

Half of Japanese companies plan to curb patent filings, JPO says

Patent applications yet to follow trademarks and designs in return to pre-covid levels

18 January 2021

Subsidies still matter in China’s patent world, but focus is shifting overseas

USPTO report on non-market patent incentives shows how Chinese applicants are being encouraged to obtain more foreign rights

14 January 2021

It’s time for investors to re-assess intangibles

A recent report suggests Wall Street is beginning to realise that the rise of intangible assets has thrown a spanner into time-tested valuation models

12 December 2020

3M’s diversity pioneer on why data and collaboration are key to broadening the innovation pool

After seeing her work recognised by the IPO, the company's assistant chief IP counsel Sandra Nowak spoke with IAM on why some parts of the market are still playing catch-up

04 December 2020

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