Activist Lawrence Lessig says the outdated copyright system criminalises a generation and needs fundamental changes. But Eileen McDermott finds that practitioners have serious doubts about his proposals. PLUS: Lessig responds to his critics
Peter Ollier introduces the Managing IP trade mark survey results, and looks at how a proposed trade agreement could help tackle global counterfeiting and piracy
Organisers estimate that up to 9% of goods presented at German trade fairs infringe IP rights. Bernd Rupprecht explains how IP owners can tackle and deter the threat
Elisa Cooper advises brand owners to maximise the potential of a domain name portfolio in an economic downturn
Steve Hoffman and W Drew Kastner tell technology companies how to turn trade mark licensing programmes into a cash cow
Mark Marfé introduces a survey on obtaining evidence of infringement in the UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands, and looks at how US discovery can help a European case
An Israeli court has ordered Google Israel and a local ISP to disclose information relating to subscribers suspected of online piracy. Gadi Oron argues that the decision will be invaluable for IP owners
Patent protection and enforcement can be a complex undertaking in Latin America. Eileen McDermott asked corporate and private practice IP professionals from four different countries, as well as one WIPO official, to discuss key issues and strategies for patent owners seeking to do business in the region
Given the economic situation, my company is looking to cut costs from our IP department and one option is not to renew some of our patent portfolio. Which factors should I consider in deciding which patents not to renew?
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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