China

China and Germany are the jurisdictions where NPEs can expect best chances for litigation success, says new study

The findings of recent research from IP analytics firm Darts-ip suggest that China and Germany are the top two jurisdictions for non-practising entities (NPEs) that are asserting their patent rights.

Via Licensing revises royalty rates in effort to appeal to SMEs and Asian wireless device makers

Patent pool operator Via Licensing has introduced extensive royalty rate changes for its Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) offerings, as it continues to test out innovative strategies aimed at increasing licence uptake among a new generation of Asian smartphone and tablet makers.

NPE Longhorn’s latest acquisition highlights the rising value of Chinese-issued patents

When we discuss Chinese companies on the IAM Market blog, more often than not we are talking about them as buyers of patents, rather than sellers. But a recent sale of patents by a major Chinese telecoms company could prove to be one of the year’s most significant deals so far.

IP owners are changing tactics to make the most of China’s increasingly attractive monetisation opportunities

It has often been said that as US courts, legislators and lobbyists make it progressively difficult to enforce and license patents in the country, rights holders will turn their attentions to foreign markets like China in order to monetise their IP portfolios. In doing so, however, many patent owners will need to adopt different tactical approaches. Two developments in recent weeks suggest that, at least for some IP owners, this strategic shift is already in full swing.

Recent developments in the United States and China show positive signs for software patent values

The value of patents covering computer programs and related technologies has arguably been the hardest hit by recent legislative reforms, new jurisprudence and anti-IP sentiment. But those looking to buy, sell and license software patents have no reason to give up hope just yet.