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January 27

Korean IP Office seeks extra examiners "to prevent deterioration in examination quality". http://t.co/Bl4qY32TdI

January 27

Last year the PTAB became the top venue for patent disputes in the US. http://t.co/JpmjBaombc #UnifiedPatents

January 26

Looking forward to taking part in LES Silicon Valley smartphone patent wars debate on Wednesday. http://t.co/OFBCKCOoof Who won? Not Apple!!

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27 Jan 2015
Patent pendency rates fall in Korea, but examiner workloads reach breaking point

The average patent examiner in Korea examined 207 applications last year, according to statistics released yesterday by the Korea IP office (KIPO). The office also revealed that pendency times were down to 11 months, with a target of 10 months set for this year. Overall, KIPO received more than 210,000 applications in 2014 and made around 130,000 grants. For the sake of comparison, I have...

26 Jan 2015
To become a true IP leader, China must reverse its inventor exodus

A report from Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua from this week’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos suggests that China’s ability to retain its brightest homegrown inventors – as well as to attract those from overseas – is proof that it is coming of age as an innovation leader. However, data from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) indicates that...

26 Jan 2015
IP-savvy activist shareholders + declining patent values + tightening patent eligibility = potential trouble for public companies

The PIPCO sector has attracted its share of - sometimes less than sophisticated - investor interest and there are a number of investors that are active around privately-held licensing-based businesses. There are also various kinds of financial model employed to fund specific patent assertion campaigns. But what we have seen a lot less of is shareholders challenging operating company boards on...

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