China-Africa PPH Pilot Program to launch on June 8

​The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) have jointly decided to launch the China-Africa Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program on June 8, 2024.

Another former Huawei patent acquired by NPE has been invalidated by Sony

Sony (China) Limited has invalidated a digital TV program switching patent originally owned by Huawei, according to an announcement by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) on May 14.

Micron launches validity challenges against Chinese leading chipmaker YMTC's 3D NAND patents ​

Micron has initiated challenges to the validity of two patents held by Yangtze Memory Technologies Corp before the USPTO earlier this month. These patents, numbered 10,950,623 and 11,501,822, are part of the eight 3D NAND patents YMTC used to sue Micron last November.

China to expedite patent application review process

China is intensifying its efforts to enhance the efficiency of its patent application review process, aiming to reduce the examination time to 15.5 months within this year, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) said in its recently annual work guideline.

Lithium battery manufacturer ATL won injunction against its Chinese rival COSMX in German Court

The German court issued what may be the first injunction in the lithium battery industry. COSMX may face the choice of settling with its Chinese rival ATL or withdrawing from the German market, given its loss in two invalidation challenges against the disputed patent.