Monday January 25th

Patent grants in China are expected to break records again, but Beijing policymakers are focused on an increase in PCT outbound filings, increased royalty income and tackling dubious applications. Read more here

Huawei changed a Chinese patent application that spoke of the invention’s ability to identify Uighur racial traits. However, the question remains how the mention got there in the first place. Read more here

Tech companies are moving to Austin – and with the patentee-friendly WDTX District Court and such as Quinn Emanuel heading to town, growth as an IP center is showing no signs of slowing. Read more here

TUESDAY January 26th

Shenzhen-based O-Film Group, a company that previously made a splash as a buyer in the secondary market, may be facing patent sales. Read more here

Allergan’s recent Botox trade secret win at ITC underscores its growing role in IP disputes in the US life sciences. Read more here

Samsung has fired its opening salvo at PTAB against Ericsson and filed two IPRs against the Swedish company, which is likely to result in a head-on attack. Read more here

WEDNESDAY January 27th

An ITC investigation focused on patent infringement suits appears to have scared investors in Luxshare Precision, a Chinese company that has emerged as a mainland rival to Foxconn. Read more here

Exciting new offers on the IAM platform combined with an excellent selection of free online events guarantee subscribers more money than ever before. Read more here

The proposed U.S. legislation for Chinese companies that refuse to pay patent license fees could help shape the conversation about U.S. and China trade policies and the role SEPs play in it. Read more here

THURSDAY, January 28th

After a hiatus of several years, the Pantech name is back in a US lawsuit to enforce six patents against a Florida company that sells inexpensive, rebranded Chinese phones. Read more here

There were some concerns about the UK’s sufficiency regime following the Supreme Court’s Regeneron ruling, but a recent case has cleared up the situation. Read more here

An industry initiative to promote a new pool for VVC failed to support a clear winner, adding to the prospect of a broken licensing landscape for videos. Read more here

FRIDAY, January 29th

Two restraining orders recently issued by the Wuhan Intermediate People’s Court have made it the center of global SEP practice. Read more here

The sheer size, technological reach, and geographic reach of Huawei’s patent portfolio accomplishes at least three important goals. Read more here

Almost two months since the litigation began with Samsung, Ericsson has warned of a possible negative impact on operating results if licensees continue to raise their feet. Read more here

SATURDAY January 30th

Andrei Iancu faced many of the great problems of the U.S. patent system and left a legacy that is welcomed by large numbers of rightholders but despised by parts of the tech community. Read more here