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The fast-track to patent dispute resolution: The administrative adjudication mechanism

The fast-track to patent dispute resolution: The administrative adjudication mechanism

31 August 2021

Often considered a fast-track to resolution of a dispute over patent ownership, China’s administrative adjudication mechanism has proved to be an efficient and efficacious way to resolve patent infringement issues. Chengda Li explains how it works –...

Number of IP Filings In The Philippines Increaes By 20% In First Half

Number of IP Filings In The Philippines Increaes By 20% In First Half

30 August 2021

The total number of IP applications was 22,919. The most significant rise was in utility model (UM) submissions, which increased by 26% from 592 to 744 between January and June of last year.

Australian court ruling says it all: AI can be an inventor

Australian court ruling says it all: AI can be an inventor

12 August 2021

The court recently arrived at such finding for Thaler v. Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCA 879 which involved inventions developed by AI.

Japan's IP Experts

Japan's IP Experts

31 July 2021

Asia IP reveals the 2021's top 50 IP Experts of Japan!

Level up branding, register for IP protection abroad – Vietnamese firms told

Level up branding, register for IP protection abroad – Vietnamese firms told

09 August 2021

Vietnam’s National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) encourages local business enterprises to register their intellectual property assets, including trademarks, in countries where their products are exported to secure protection overseas.

China and Europe work together on streamlining the patent application process

China and Europe work together on streamlining the patent application process

06 August 2021

The stakeholders in both jurisdictions welcome the collaboration.

Securing intangibles: The money made me do it

Securing intangibles: The money made me do it

31 July 2021

If you fail to protect your intangible assets, they will come to be possessed by evil entities such as trolls, and that can cost a fortune. Johnny Chan conjures his team of experts for advice against all insidious foes.

The Untouchables

The Untouchables

31 July 2021

Amidst social distancing in the Covid-19 pandemic, Chinese netizens have found significant comfort by interacting with their favourite animated characters online. Johnny Chan explores this unique phenomenon.

China has granted more patents for foreign companies in the first half of this year

China has granted more patents for foreign companies in the first half of this year

27 July 2021

A South Korean patent expert crunches a bunch of numbers to deliver the big picture.

IPOPHL and PCAARRD continue to hunt for patents in agricultural R&D

IPOPHL and PCAARRD continue to hunt for patents in agricultural R&D

21 July 2021

"This patent mining initiative is an illustration of how IP may be used in the real world", says Rowel S. Barba, Director General of the IPOPHL.

Apple Watch might be banned for sale in the United States due to patent infringement

Apple Watch might be banned for sale in the United States due to patent infringement

21 July 2021

A local patent expert predicts the outcome of this quarrel.

Acceptance of Written Opinion under ASEAN patent work-sharing program comes into force

Acceptance of Written Opinion under ASEAN patent work-sharing program comes into force

09 July 2021

The acceptance of a Written Opinion issued by any participating intellectual property (IP) office under the ASEAN Patent Examination Co-operation (ASPEC) program came into force on June 15, 2021.

Ofinno and Honda complete large patent transaction

Ofinno and Honda complete large patent transaction

06 July 2021

What products does Honda need the patents for and do companies nowadays tend to sell their patents instead of licensing out? Read on to find out the answers.

One of Taiwan’s new Covid-19 vaccines can be a game changer

One of Taiwan’s new Covid-19 vaccines can be a game changer

05 July 2021

A local expert dissects one of the patent applications and provides updates on other vaccines that are currently being developed in the jurisdiction.

Thailand's IP Experts 2021

Thailand's IP Experts 2021

31 May 2021

Thailand's top IP lawyers of 2021 revealed!