China’s highly visible Internet giants, including Alibaba, Ant and Tencent, are generating a storm of government scrutiny and public skepticism, not unlike their American counterparts.
Secretary General of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Xi Jinping, acknowledged this month that protecting IP rights was necessary for pursuing development.
Alibaba, the largest on-line commerce site, has received a commendation from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit, a department of the City of London Police
In a few short years China’s patent system has gone from an IP rights wannabe to one of the most responsive and patent-friendly systems in
A few years ago a company whose patents were violated in China had little or no chance of defending its rights. Determined to move beyond
Despite dramatically lower patent valuations, some big companies, including under-performing foreign holders, have taken the number of U.S. sales to new highs. While IBM still
Lack of certainty and the high cost of monetizing patents are motivating some businesses to acquire impressive looking patents, not necessarily valid or essential ones.
In the days preceding what could be the largest U.S. IPO ever, Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, has been buying patents as well as filing