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Unexpected attack on the Hi-Tech Goliath
May10

Unexpected attack on the Hi-Tech Goliath

Today, Chinese news portal Beijing Youth Daily has reported a displeasing news for all Apple fans. The problem has come from an unexpected side. Well, it was actually expected but not so big and so soon. Chinese (although nowadays it is more accurate to say “International”) company Huawei Technologies has decided to get payment from the American Giant for using its patents. It may seem like not a big deal. In recent years, Huawei...

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Annual Special 301 Report has been published
Apr27

Annual Special 301 Report has been published

This week another special report from United States Trade Representative has been finally published. All the news about this were, as usual, expected and predictable. Again, Americans from International Intellectual Property Alliance have included Russia and China in the list of countries that violate copyrights. These are two flagships markets of which are full of counterfeit products, and this situation have not changed in years....

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The battle for graphene patents
Apr11

The battle for graphene patents

The battle for graphene continues. Graphene is a material with properties that can make any traditional material absolutely unique. Its electrical conductivity is higher compared to copper and even gold, its durability is 100 times higher than that of steel, and it is the best-known conductor of heat with an interaction with light across the entire spectrum. This set of properties attracts to graphene the attention of touchscreen...

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Nichia, the top LED manufacturer in the world, is attacking its opponents on all fronts
Mar25

Nichia, the top LED manufacturer in the world, is attacking its opponents on all fronts

Japanese company Nichia, an acknowledged leader in the LED industry, has filed several lawsuits in the USA and in China. All hearings concern patent infringements related to patents issued by Nichia in the USA, as well as in China. In USA the Japanese corporation brought an action against Vizio, a lighting devices manufacturer, whose products are distributed in the USA only. In China Nichia filed a claim against Everlight company, a...

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China’s Huawei and ZTE top list of global patent filings
Mar23

China’s Huawei and ZTE top list of global patent filings

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei filed for 3,898 patents in 2015, making it the world’s most patent-happy company for the second year in a row. Qualcomm, the US-based semiconductor company whose chips can be found in everything from the latest Xiaomi phone to Samsung’s flagships, took second place. Chinese Huawei competitor ZTE rounded out the top three, with 2,155 filings of its own. In short, tech in China made a big showing...

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Suven jumps 5% on patents in China, Eurasia, Hong Kong
Mar14

Suven jumps 5% on patents in China, Eurasia, Hong Kong

This patents are equivalent to the New Chemical Entities (NCEs) for the treatment of disorders associated with Neurode generative diseases and are valid through 2032. Moneycontrol Bureau Shares of Suven Life Sciences gained 5 percent intraday Monday as it has bagged 3 product patent from China, Eurasia and Hong Kong each. This patents are equivalent to the New Chemical Entities (NCEs) for the treatment of disorders associated with...

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China IP: Aspects of Evaluation Report for Patent
Feb19

China IP: Aspects of Evaluation Report for Patent

In the third amendment of the Chinese Patent Law released on December 27th, 2008, the procedure of providing search reports only to utility model patents has been changed to that of providing evaluation reports for both utility model patents and design patents. Further, in the second revision of the Implementing Regulations of the Chinese Patent Law released on January 9th, 2010, aspects of the evaluation report for patent...

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