China's developing IP system faces some big tests in 2009. Janice Qu and Peter Ollier spoke with SIPO commissioner Tian Lipu about patent amendments, the National IP Strategy and the Office's global role
Managing IP presents the first part of its annual survey, ranking the leading firms for patent work in 70 jurisdictions
Felicity Hide and Birgit Clark examine the ECJ's recent decision on the dilution test in Intel and look at the practical implications for owners of famous brands
Emily Kirsch and Alexander Klett explore how contradictory European and US decisions on fair use in cases involving Google thumbnails can be instructive in developing your online business
Trade marks can be an effective way to protect products and packaging. Mark Shillito and Heather Newton consider what Community trade mark law has to offer
Corporate defendants face an uphill battle in patent infringement cases - but not for the reasons their lawyers usually cite. Chuck Kauffman and Casey Anderson explain
Companies in China often find it difficult to protect their trade secrets and know-how. Daniel Plane explains what legal means are available
Many brand owners risk counterfeiting in Russia. While the authorities can help prosecute infringers, explain Daria Ermolina and Nikita Rodionov, obtaining damages is down to you
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A monthly column devoted to IP curiosities and controversies, named in honour of John of Utynam – who received the world’s first recorded patent in 1449
@schestowitz Well, we do what we think is most appropriate & useful for our readers. Can't speak for others.
@schestowitz It's true that we have sought interviews with AMBA (not specifically on UPC) and permission was refused by the EPO president.
@schestowitz However, we have also given space to voices critical of UPC & Unitary Patent, eg in Spain & Poland https://t.co/QXiPQknzDg
Patent subject matter eligibility: A new Section 101
Calls for changing Section 101 of the Patent Act in the US are increasing. A proposed amendment from IPO shows one way to do it, reports Michael Loney
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