China has been the world leader in patent applications for the past five years, receiving more than 1,100,000 in 2015 — more than the US and Japan combined.The country’s thirst for intellectual property is reshaping the global patent market via the emergence of patent hungry
state-owned entities and a burgeoning litigation environment. Following the NDRC’s landmark antirust ruling and penalty against Qualcomm in 2015, other regulatory agencies have initiated “copycat” investigations with an ever broader scope. The South Korean competition agency
followed up with even tougher penalties while Taiwanese and US antitrust enforcers have also launched probes of the chip-maker’s business model than threatens to have serious ramifications across the industry—Apple has launched billion dollar civil suits against Qualcomm in the US, the UK and China on the back of this enhanced regulatory scrutiny.
What does the future hold for those operating in this space? Hear from leading experts in the field as we analyze their future impact and discuss the demand for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to resolve issues arising from the licensing of standard-essential patents.
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