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  • WIPO launches multilingual database

    September 19, 2014

    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched a new database that makes publicly available a trove of technical and scientific terminology

  • WIPO announces proposed appointments

    September 19, 2014

    The office of WIPO director general Francis Gurry has released a list of proposed appointments for deputy directors general and assistant directors general

  • Trade secrets bill clears House Judiciary Committee

    September 18, 2014

    The House Judiciary Committee has approved HR 5233, the Trade Secrets Protection Act, by voice vote

  • Sujata Chaudhri starts new firm

    September 18, 2014

    Sujata Chaudhri has opened her own firm, Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys, in Noida, India

  • EPO’s Battistelli emphasises quality

    September 17, 2014

    The European Patent Office will not raise official fees above inflation for the next four years, President Benoît Battistelli said yesterday. Interviewed after addressing yesterday’s AIPPI IP Panel Lunch, he also promised “we will find a solution” to the controversial question of the level of renewal fees for the proposed Unitary Patent

  • Judge Gilmore interview: perspectives of a judicial diva

    September 17, 2014

    Judge Vanessa Gilmore of the Southern District of Texas has been enjoying the chance to gain an international view during her time at the AIPPI Congress. She notes that IP cases require a particular knowledge compared with other cases

  • Leading AIPPI through a time of change

    September 17, 2014

    Felipe Claro, partner at Chile law firm Claro & Cia, will be taking over as AIPPI president for the next two years. He has ambitious goals for his tenure, including streamlining the association to be more responsive to members, as he tells Michael Loney

  • Defining "the public" in copyright disputes

    September 17, 2014

    A panellist called for clarification about what defines “the public” in copyright disputes in Asia in yesterday’s “Copyright aspects of embedding, framing and hyperlinking” workshop at the AIPPI Congress

  • Three AIPPI draft resolutions agreed

    September 17, 2014

    AIPPI Congress delegates have agreed three draft resolutions, with a fourth due be to be debated this morning. All will be voted on at the General Assembly taking place today

  • Looking back … and forward at AIPPI

    September 17, 2014

    The Toronto Congress marks the end of an era for two of AIPPI’s long-serving volunteers. Secretary General Stephan Freischem of Germany will be standing down after eight years on the Bureau, while Reporter General Thierry Calame has served 13 years

  • Expansion of privilege in India called for

    September 17, 2014

    The issue of protecting confidential client-IP advisor communications from forced disclosure on a global scale is complicated

  • Changes afoot for Hague System

    September 16, 2014

    AIPPI Congress attendees were updated on the changes underway for designs and the Hague System during an IP Lunch Panel yesterday

  • Mock arbitration shines light on designs

    September 16, 2014

    An arbitration tribunal consisting of Dan Bereskin, Richard Kreindler and Richard Tan unanimously found that a design patent for a glass with a double wall was not infringed, following a mock proceeding at the AIPPI Congress in Toronto

  • Meet this year’s AIPPI Congress Chair

    September 15, 2014

    Philip Mendes da Costa of Bereskin & Parr is Chair of the Organising Committee of this year’s Congress. He talks planning, patents and portfolio management with James Nurton

  • ABC v Aereo – much ado about streaming

    September 15, 2014

    As the dust has settled on the US Supreme Court’s June ABC v Aereo decision, it is worth revisiting the case to determine whether the “dire consequences” predicted in the court’s dissenting opinion have come to pass

  • Libraries can digitise books, says CJEU

    September 12, 2014

    EU member states may grant public libraries the right to digitise books from their collections “if such act of reproduction is necessary for the purpose of making those works available to users”, the Court of Justice of the EU has ruled

  • Gide hires former French judge

    September 12, 2014

    Alan Carre-Pierrat has become senior counsel at Gide in Paris

  • UK IP Minister: China has skin in IP game

    September 11, 2014

    In an interview with Managing IP, the UK’s new IP Minister reflects on her trip to China, the importance of bringing a business person’s perspective to IP issues there, and why she is optimistic about increased cooperation with China

  • Terry Gilliam, Roberto Cavalli tagged by street artist copyright suits

    September 10, 2014

    A pair of lawsuits is bringing to copyright litigation a world that had previously been overlooked: that of contemporary street art

  • New EU commissioners for IP portfolios

    September 10, 2014

    Elžbieta Bienkowska, formerly deputy prime minister of Poland, is to be the new EU Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME Commissioner

  • Savvides joins Bristows

    September 10, 2014

    Theo Savvides has joined London law firm Bristows as head of copyright and digital media litigation

  • Are you ready for the IP bankers?

    September 08, 2014

    Intellectual property funds are just an evolution of the venture capital model, rather than a completely new beast, suggests N Darius Sankey of Ocean Tomo

  • Norton Rose Fulbright adds to technology and innovation team in Singapore

    September 08, 2014

    Stella Cramer has joined the Singapore office of Norton Rose Fulbright as a partner

  • Facebook “likes” ruled not a form of IP

    September 04, 2014

    The US District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently ruled that “likes” on Facebook cannot be stolen because they are not a form of intellectual property

  • What makes a parody? The CJEU explains

    September 03, 2014

    Europe’s highest court has ruled that the author of a work that is parodied with a discriminatory message may demand that the work is not associated with the message

  • New Austrian IP/IT firm opens

    September 01, 2014

    Five lawyers have joined together to set up a new firm specialising in IP and IT in Vienna, called GEISTWERT

  • Kilpatrick partner named US intellectual property enforcement coordinator

    August 29, 2014

    Danny Marti, partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to become the next US intellectual property enforcement coordinator

  • Perkins Coie hires IP trial lawyer in New York

    August 13, 2014

    Ann Schofield Baker has joined Perkins Coie’s New York office as a partner in the commercial litigation practice focusing on intellectual property and other complex commercial matters

  • Novak Druce adds four litigators

    August 13, 2014

    Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg has hired four partners: William Sloan Coats in Silicon Valley, James Glenn and John Weatherspoon in Houston, and Chris Holm in Los Angeles

  • Speakers line up for Women’s Leadership Forum in Silicon Valley

    August 12, 2014

    In-house counsel from eBay, Twitter, Facebook, Nokia, Google and CBS will among the speakers at Managing IP’s second International Women’s Leadership Forum in San Jose in December

  • Ex-Freshfields lawyers set up new firm in Barcelona

    August 04, 2014

    Sergio Miralles and Elena Molina have set up an IP/IT boutique law firm in Barcelona called Intangibles

  • UK copyright exceptions come into force on October 1

    August 01, 2014

    The UK Parliament approved copyright exceptions for private copying for personal use, quotation and parody on July 29

  • Notices placed on suspected infringing websites

    July 30, 2014

    Visitors to websites that are being investigated for copyright infringement in the UK are being presented with police notices instead of adverts

  • Companion trade secrets bill introduced in House of Representatives

    July 30, 2014

    The Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 has been introduced in the US House of Representatives by Representatives George Holding, Howard Coble, John Conyers, Steve Chabot, Jerrold Nadler and Hakeem Jefferies

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