E-business growth leads real economy

The brand value of financial institutions and e-commerce companies in Asia has shown stronger growth than those in the real economy over the past decade, according to a report on the top 500 Asian brands released last week at the 2015 Asia Brand Ceremony in Macao. The annual report by the Asia BrandAssociation and a number of research institutions and media groups has evaluatedAsian companies for market performance, future development potential, productquality and profit-making capacity since 2006.

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…


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