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A comparative study of patent litigation defenses in the Top 5 U.S. District Courts

A comparative study of patent litigation defenses in the Top 5 U.S. District Courts

31 July 2022

Companies that find themselves accused of patent infringement in U.S. District Court can face a bewildering array of experiences, all based upon which particular district court they find themselves subject to. After painstaking research, Tokyo-based...

IP Week @ SG 2022 announces initiatives for startups, SMEs, youth innovators

IP Week @ SG 2022 announces initiatives for startups, SMEs, youth innovators

08 September 2022

More avenues are now available for startups, small and medium enterprises and the youth in Singapore to set them up on their journey to innovation via intellectual property.

English Translation: A Must!

English Translation: A Must!

05 September 2022

There is no disputing the advantages of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) system which, as of April 2022, has 156 member countries. Not only is the applicant able to defer national phase application costs but is given time to assess the strength of...

Looking Beyond The Novelty Lines

Looking Beyond The Novelty Lines

05 September 2022

Inventions already in the public domain are not patentable. Novelty or anticipation are determined with reference to the statement of the claim of the patent application and they are likely to be tested during the entire life span of 20 years of a pa...

Free trade? Not so much?

Free trade? Not so much?

05 September 2022

India is one of the largest consumers and producers of black tea in the world with the states of Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala leading the brigade. Darjeeling tea was one of the first few success stories in India, which has not just recei...

Sociedad Anonima Damm v Hijos De Rivera, S.A. [2022] SGIPOS 6

Sociedad Anonima Damm v Hijos De Rivera, S.A. [2022] SGIPOS 6

05 September 2022

The Applicant, Hijos de Rivera, S.A. and the Opponent, Sociedad Anonima Damm are beer producers based in Spain. Both parties co-exist in Spain, Europe and UK, but as they grew beyond those territories they began to get embroiled in disputes.

A way to reinforce your patents in China

A way to reinforce your patents in China

31 August 2022

It is almost inevitable that a patent owner will receive a patent invalidation action from an accused during a patent infringement proceeding in China, with the aim of uprooting the entire patent right. Johnson Ge provides insights into China’s curre...

KL legal community mourns passing of Ameet Kaur Purba

KL legal community mourns passing of Ameet Kaur Purba

02 September 2022

Purba was part of LAW Partnership’s IP group in Kuala Lumpur

Goodman opens one of Hong Kong’s largest data centre and technology hubs

Goodman opens one of Hong Kong’s largest data centre and technology hubs

02 September 2022

Goodman has opened its Goodman Tsuen Wan West precinct. This revitalization project has transformed an old textile factory site into one of Hong Kong’s largest data centre and technology hubs, providing the infrastructure to power Hong Kong ahead in...

Strategizing brand protection and management to augment company value

Strategizing brand protection and management to augment company value

31 July 2022

Without a proper trademark strategy, a company may become vulnerable to unnecessary challenges, including lawsuits around the company’s valuable IP assets. Madhu Rewari explains how building a strong brand protection and management strategy has a dir...

Legal measures for intellectual property infringement in China

Legal measures for intellectual property infringement in China

31 August 2022

Intellectual property rights owners have witnessed a sea change in how their rights are protected in China. Bin Zhang and Yifan Yang explain why IPR owners around the world can be confident that, with sufficient evidence and proper counsel with local...

Trademark protection in the animation industry and other relevant issues

Trademark protection in the animation industry and other relevant issues

31 August 2022

The animation sector is booming in China. Robert Chan examines the intersection of trademark and copyright protection, commercialization and how animation works can be protected overseas.

Patentability of AI-related patent applications

Patentability of AI-related patent applications

31 August 2022

As the use of artificial intelligence increases, examiners are increasingly being asked to determine whether AI-related applications can be patented. Asia IP compares the patentability of AI-related applications across China, the United States and Eu...

Parallel imports in China: Problems and feasible solutions

Parallel imports in China: Problems and feasible solutions

31 August 2022

Parallel imports are not only a legal issue, but also concern the trade policies and interests of a country. Due to the lack of clarity of the state of the law in China, brand owners currently may refer to the judicial precedents and take proper meas...

Counterfeiting Complaints Drops in the Philippines

Counterfeiting Complaints Drops in the Philippines

29 August 2022

From January through June, the number of complaints and reports of piracy and counterfeiting filed with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) decreased to 56, a 48 percent decrease from the 107 complaints and reports filed duri...

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