issue is now online.
cover story focuses on Section 101 in the
US, which governs patentable subject matter. We reveal new data
that suggests findings of invalidity have dropped since
Berkheimer v HP, the most important US subject matter
eligibility case of 2018, and analyse the reasons for this.
Also featured in the issue is:
European in-house IP counsel discussing the
prospects and problems of personalised medicine.
Asia’s IP strategy and patent team in Beijing
the China FinTech market, discussing available IP
protection mechanisms and considering how revised guidelines
could provide opportunities.
Dmitry Andreev analysing
issues in patenting blockchain-related technologies.
European trade mark double header, with David Stone discussing
difficulties of registering and enforcing shape trade marks
in the European Union, and Managing IP analysing the
most-important recent trade mark-related rulings from the
CJEU, including cases involving Nestle, Puma, Louboutin and Red
Vincent Violago and Nikko Quevada tak a look at
AI and the issue of bias, including discussing patents
directed to bias mitigation.
the highest US patent damages awards so far this year, and
reveal why higher damages may now be more achievable.
The issue also
features our international briefings, bringing updates from
around the globe (also listed below), as well as our
Utynam column of IP curiosities and
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The September issue’s international briefings:
Africa: African governments show increased interest in IP
Australia: Change to Patent Examiners Manual creates
Austria: When is joint use of trade marks
Brazil: Brazil offers attractive battleground for enforcing
Canada: Examining different forms of protection for personality
EPO: Applicant is responsible for checking patent
Europe: Messi scores trade mark goal at EU General
France: Law on national domain images changes
Germany: Determining litigation value in patent
India: Court rules in favour of Phillips in SEP
Japan: Examining proposed amendments to evidence collection
Malaysia: One Belt One Road brings opportunity and
Mexico: Public order, morals and good customs prevent trade
Netherlands: Supreme Court rules on role of description in
Philippines: Breeding a superior duck
Russia: Starbucks wins trade mark battle with One Bucks
Singapore: Singapore ranked most innovative non-European
country in world
South Korea: Patenting a food-related invention in
Taiwan: IP office allows deferred examination of design
Thailand: Supreme Court provides guidance on honest concurrent
Turkey: TPTO refuses trade mark solely due to bad
UK: Patenting computer-implemented inventions
US: Court allows laches defence in cancellation
Vietnam: New Law on Competition impacts IP