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  • The seven disruptors that are changing IP practice

    The IP legal market is changing. In-house counsel want more for less, technology is commoditising work processes and the partnership track is becoming less attractive to growing numbers of lawyers. Emma Barraclough considers the influences that are reshaping the market. Plus: those shaping the changes make their predictions for the future

Features

  • Recent guidance on SEP licensing in the US and EU

    Two decisions in Europe and the United States have addressed the licensing of standard- essential patents. Andrew Moir, David Wilson, Nic Ruesink- Brown, Joseph Falcone and Allison Alcasabas ask: have the courts provided a helping FRAND?

  • A high water mark for comparative advertising

    A recent decision in a dispute between Aldi and Dunnes Stores suggests that, despite the pointers from the CJEU, comparative advertising is a dangerous game to play in Ireland. Alistair Payne explains

  • Myanmar’s franchising opportunities

    The opening of Myanmar’s economy presents many opportunities for international brands. Tran Manh Hung and Luc Tung Phong explain how companies can use franchising agreements to enter the market

  • Can you afford to litigate in the Unified Patent Court?

    Anja Lunze and Jan Phillip Rektorschek examine strategies for litigating at the Unified Patent Court in the light of the Preparatory Committee’s recently published draft proposal for the rules on court fees and recoverable costs

  • Why brand owners need to improve communication

    How well do brand owners do in communicating about trade marks? Zeeger Vink summarises the findings of a recent study by international masters students at SciencesPo

  • Twelve tips for identifying and developing patents of value

    With a large portfolio, it can be hard to find the jewels. Terry Ludlow provides six strategies for determining patent value and a six-point plan for finding potentially valuable patents

Diary

  • Utynam’s Heirs

    This month, Utynam rounds up some of the IP-related stories in the media during July and August, and takes a trip to see some patent attorneys perform

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The seven disruptors that are changing IP practice

The IP legal market is changing. In-house counsel want more for less, technology is commoditising work processes and the partnership track is becoming less attractive to growing numbers of lawyers. Emma Barraclough considers the influences that are reshaping the market. Plus: those shaping the changes make their predictions for the future



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