Smartphone Patent War 2012: Chinese Alliance vs International Brands

The battlefield of patents are more and more the place where competitors are vying for market share. China has become the world’s largest market for smart phones in the third quarter of 2011, according to Strategy Analytics. Some Chinese smartphone makers, including Lenovo, ZTE, TCL, Coolpad and Konka joined forces to protect themselves against the rising number of […]

The lizard’s weekly China news roundup

IP Komodo hears righteous indignation expressed by bosses at Beijing’s famous Silk Market on Wednesday at a United States trade report that accuses the mall of being “notorious” for fake goods. A Ms Hu stated to the press “I don’t care about what any other media is saying about (the Silk Market). We’re doing our […]

Parallel Universe Shenzhen: Where The iPads Run on Android

Androids have landed on Shenzhen’s beachPhoto Danny Friedmann By Michiel Tjoe-Awie The market penetration of Google’s Android mobile operating system came second, behind Nokia’s Symbian but was preferred above Apple’s iOS. The iPad is still the most popular “pad”. Wouldn’t it be great if we could have the best of both worlds. I mean that […]

Knockoff Phones Explode And Not Just the Volume

Knockoff mobile phones such as Apple (hi-phone), Nokia (Nckia), Samsung (Sumsang), that sometimes explode or have high radiation, are immensely popular in China, 20 percent of this biggest market in the world! The phones are also exported to Russia, India, Middle East, Europe and US. David Barboza wrote an article about it: ‘In China, Knockoff […]

IP Dragon Weekend Game: Dyslectic Or Counterfeit

Ms Hannah Wood has an intriguing article about names very similar to famous ones in China. See Ms Wood’s article with pictures, here. Can you guess which are the original brands? The answer can be found by clicking on the links. Pizza Huh Bucksstar coffee o Mc McDnoald’s Dama Adidos Farrari KLC Lexus = Lexus, […]

Nokia-N95 With A Touch Screen, The Original Doesn’t Have One

Counterfeiters are becoming Alpinists in climbing the learning curve of counterfeiting. CH of the excellent French language site Mobimania, reports about a Chinese clone of Nokia N95, called the Nokia-N95 (notice the slash between Nokia and N95). The format has changed from a slider to a candybar, it is not compatible with UMTS, then again […]