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  • The great copyright debate

    Activist Lawrence Lessig says the outdated copyright system criminalises a generation and needs fundamental changes.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



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  • How should I decide which patents not to renew?

    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?


  • Utynam's Heirs

    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

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Last month marked the fourth anniversary of Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings becoming available. While early cases suggested that the Board would be a graveyard for patents, in the past year a more nuanced picture has emerged. Michael Loney identifies 10 issues to watch

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