Shake or Crush Your Hand: Huawei versus ZTE versus Huawei

Photo: Danny FriedmannShake Or Crush Your Hand, you choose.  What if you are developing a product but your competitor has patented some technology needed to achieve the technical result? And at the same time you have some patents that you know you competitor likes to use? You might consider to cross-license. However, from a patent […]

Knowledge Transfer in China: How To Train The Dragon To Consume You

Professor Pierre Sauvé, deputy managing director, director of studies and faculty member at the World Trade Institute (WTI), Switzerland gave a very interesting guest research lecture at CUHK November 24, 2010: “Waiting for Godot? The troubled prospects of (coherent) multilateralism in investment rule making”. Inspired by his speech in which he mentioned the requirement of […]

ASEAN-China: IPR Cooperation and Standard MOUs

The Association of East Asian Nations (ASEAN) which includes Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalem, Cambodia, Myanmar, Lao PDR and Viet Nam will meet in Hua Hin, Thailand, from October 23 to 25. The ASEAN, ASEAN + 1 (ASEAN plus China), ASEAN + 3 (ASEAN plus China, South Korea and Japan) and East Asian […]

China Ready To Make Money With Homebred 3G Standard TD-SCDMA

Ek Heng of Telecommunications Online writes that it is expected that China Mobile will receive a license for TD-SCDMA, a 3G standard developed by China, in order to be less dependent on foreign patent holders, avoid paying patent fees and trying to license it outside of China. The license for W-CDMA will probably go to […]

China Announces Own HD DVD Standard: CH-DVD

The Optical Memory National Engineering Research Center (OMNERC), a laboratory dedicated to optical disc research at Tsinghua University, announced yesterday the CH-DVD (China High Definition DVD). This standard is based on HD-DVD (high definition DVD) and is a big blow to the competitor standard Blue-Ray. “The realization of CH-DVD was supported by the Chinese government, […]

China’s Wish To Circumvent 3G Royalties Has Its Price

December 29, 2005 IP Dragon referred to China’s efforts to come up with their own version of 3G telephony to avoid paying royalties to foreign patent right holders, see here. According to the Economist of June 14th, China has committed itself to the International Olympic Comité (IOC) to have a “third generation” (3G) mobile-phone network […]

SIPO: “Digital Radio Standard Will Shake Few Foreign Companies’ Dominance”

SIPO reports that the Ministry of Information Technology released a national standard on multi-channel digital radio coding and decoding technology for the digital radio industry. And it wrote reassuringly: “The standard which be widely used in digital television and digital radio will shake few foreign companies’ dominance in the field.” China is pushing home-bred innovations […]