Recent changes to patent law and PTO prosecution in the US make prosecution a much more complex matter. Gregory J Maier and Philippe Signore take a close look at the reforms
Has the European Court of Justice given the green light to parallel imports into Europe? Tesco says yes; Levi’s says no. Many lawyers say it is a bit more complicated than that. Tabitha Parker reports
A new set of amendments to the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China will enter into force in July 2001. Elizabeth Chien-Hale examines the revisions to the compulsory licensing provisions
Electronic filing is the future. The European Patent Office’s new website offers that and much, much more. James Nurton takes a sneak preview at epoline.org
Three years after the European Database Directive came into force, protection is being tested in the courts. Georgie Taylor examines the lessons from recent cases
The decision of the ECJ rejecting a ban on tobacco advertising and sponsoring was met with applause in the EU. But the European Commission now wants a pan-European prohibition of tobacco advertising in the print media, reports Henning Hartwig
It was the year of the dot-com bubble, and IP owners like everyone else were obsessed with the net. James Nurton and Tabitha Parker analyze some of 2000’s most interesting cases
Jeremy Phillips looks again at the function of trade marks in the light of three cases which are heading towards the ECJ
Tony Samuel, in the third of three articles on intellectual property value issues, considers some of the questions arising from the enormous growth in the worth of media and sponsorship rights in sport
Patent infringement litigation involves a large number of uncertainties. Alexander I Poltorak and Paul J Lerner reveal how to calculate the risk involved
Jane Mutimear, Bird & Bird, London, Vice president of the Intellectual Property Constituency of ICANN
Why mediation’s time has come
Courts are putting increasing pressure on litigants to settle out of court. But are IP owners (and their legal advisers) ready to rethink their dispute resolution strategies? Emma Barraclough reports
Following the US Apple v Samsung trial, do you think juries should play a role in patent cases?
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