Calls to commercialize IP to stimulate innovation

Intellectual property industry insiders called for the integration of IP and market demand at a recent forum themed "Open innovation" in Nanning, the capital city of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. The forum, organized by the China Enterprise Confederation and wtoip.com, a leading Chinese online IP trading and service marketplace, attracted more than 1,200 delegates, including government officials, scholars and executives from companies, IP agencies and associations from China and overseas. It was part of a summit for China's top 500 compan…

Guangdong releases software to boost patent searches

Two types of intellectual property service software were recently released in South China's Guangdong province, as part of efforts to accelerate the development of its IP service industry and boost technological innovation. The products are the mobile app Patent Know, developed by Guangzhou Aokai Information Consulting, and patent search and analysis system ISPATENT from Guangzhou Hengcheng Zhidao Information Technology. Both of them are designed to help companies and individuals explore the enormous patent information pool. Patent information resources are the carrier of techni…

Rights protection plan aids global expansion

When a delegation from Nuctech flew to Singapore to participate in a project bid eight years ago, they never expected to be hit with bad news as soon as the plane landed - a European competitor had filed a lawsuit claiming Nuctech's product for the bid violated its patents, thus trying to keep it out of the Singaporean market. These days, such a patent dispute would not leave the delegation scrambling, for Nuctech has learned to deal with many intellectual property "traps" during the past decade, including antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations and US patent interference p…