SPC hears $30 mln patent suit between Intel and China’s top research institute

China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) on April 25 heard an appeal filed by Intel China Ltd., the world’s largest chipmaker Intel Corp.’s Chinese unit, against a lower court decision in favor of the China National Intellectual Property Court (CNIPA). There has been no information about the ruling hand

Two top Chinese seed companies start $47 mln plant variety dispute

China’s Anhui High People’s Court on April 11 agreed to decide a plant breeders’ rights dispute between Chinese public company Winall Hi-Tech Seed Co., Ltd. (安徽荃银高科种业股份有限公司) and Yuan Longping High-Tech Agriculture Co., Ltd. (袁隆平农业高科技股份有限公司) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Hunan Longping High-Te

Chinese Fulbright succeeded in invalidating Ethicon’s minimally invasive surgical patent

On April 11, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued a document showing that a Chinese patent ZL200410087485.9, titled "Surgical stapling apparatus containing a transmitting mechanism with a linking rack" of Ethicon Endo-surgery Company(爱惜康外科手术有限公司), a

Japanese battery maker Maxell wins order invalidating ATL patent

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) found Amperex Technology Limited (ATL) (宁德新能源科技有限公司)’s Chinese Patent No. 201810123144.4 to be wholly invalid in its No. 55016 order dated March 29. The patent covers a positive active material and lithium-ion battery (LIB). The petitio

5G SEP legal issues between Oppo and Nokia

Finnish telco company Nokia and Chinese smartphone maker Oppo have taken legal action against each other over 5G patents and other patents in about 10 jurisdictions worldwide, including China, Germany, France, and Indonesia, since July 2021. Nokia signed a patent license agreement with Oppo in Novem