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  • Lawyers offer solutions to traditional knowledge debate

    December 18, 2009

    The difficulties involved in developing an international system to protect traditional knowledge were exposed during a session at the Ficpi India Symposium in Delhi last week

  • The stories of 2009 – editors’ picks

    December 18, 2009

    For our annual review of the year, Managing IP’s editors have selected 50 key stories from 2009. We also recap the year’s survey rankings and awards winners

  • Commission and Microsoft agree browser deal

    December 16, 2009

    Microsoft has agreed to offer Windows users a choice of browsers in Europe, bringing to an end the European Commission’s competition investigation of the company

  • Rambus avoids EU antitrust fine

    December 11, 2009

    Rambus has escaped a threat of fines from the EU Commission after antitrust officials agreed to accept a pledge from the chip technology company to lower its licence rates

  • Drugs company questions patent pool concept

    December 07, 2009

    A lawyer for one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies has said that pooling patents over drugs will not solve the major problems of access to medicines

  • How to protect your trade marks online

    December 07, 2009

    Practitioners and in-house counsel last week offered practical solutions to protecting brands online

  • EU single patent deal - but language question deferred (updated)

    December 04, 2009

    EU member states today signed an agreement in principle on establishing a single patent for the EU. But discussions over the language regime and a single court will continue next year

  • Top ten trials

    December 01, 2009

    Courts around the world dealt with some cutting-edge IP cases during 2009. Managing IP's team of journalists explain how the winning side prevailed in 10 of the most important

  • Beware the in-house IP thieves

    December 01, 2009

    As the economic downturn bites, in-house IP theft is on the rise. Martin Baldock explains the role of computer forensics in catching the culprits and provides advice on keeping your data safe

  • Decide whose law applies

    December 01, 2009

    The EU has set out rules for determining whose law applies to contractual or non-contractual conflicts. Aurélia Marie outlines how they should be applied to cross-border IP disputes

  • Why patents matter in Chinese contracts

    December 01, 2009

    Ling Ho, Audrey Shum and Kathryn Sanger explain how China's new Patent Law has affected the way commercial contracts should be drafted

  • Protect your trade mark licence from bankruptcy

    December 01, 2009

    Paul Rosenblatt advises owners of US trade marks on how to protect their rights if a business fails

  • How to sell and license post-Quanta

    December 01, 2009

    John Rondini and David Syrowik examine how patent owners are adapting their business practices a year on from Quanta

  • Supreme Court hears business method battle

    December 01, 2009

    Eileen McDermott reports from Washington DC on the oral arguments in the Bilski case

  • Questions sent to ECJ in transhipment cases

    December 01, 2009

    Europe's highest court has been asked to rule on whether fake goods in transit through the EU can be seized by Customs, report James Nurton and Emma Barraclough

  • A guide to the EU single patent deal

    December 01, 2009

    Q&A on what EU member states agreed in December

  • eBay fined in France again - updated

    December 01, 2009

    A Paris court has ordered eBay to pay €1.7 million ($2.6 million) to Louis Vuitton owner LVMH for failing to enforce an injunction barring the sale of LVMH products on eBay in France

  • USPTO to use Indian traditional knowledge library

    November 27, 2009

    The Indian government is to allow US patent examiners to access its database of traditional knowledge

  • Qualcomm escapes sanctions in Europe

    November 24, 2009

    The European Commission has abandoned antitrust proceedings against US chip maker Qualcomm after its rivals dropped their complaints against the company

  • UK publishes draft law on file sharing

    November 20, 2009

    The UK government has today published its Digital Economy Bill which includes controversial measures to tackle illegal file sharing

  • Foreign works off limits to Google Book Search

    November 16, 2009

    The parties to the Google Book Search settlement on Friday filed an amended agreement addressing concerns outlined by the Department of Justice and international rights holders

  • Supreme Court asks tough questions in Bilski oral arguments

    November 10, 2009

    The US Supreme Court yesterday grappled with the question of what constitutes patent-eligible subject matter in one of the most high-profile patent cases in the nation’s history

  • Blog round-up: Secret talks, human genes and patent twits

    November 09, 2009

    This week the blogosphere was humming with discussions about ACTA – the controversial, and still rather secretive, Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Canadian copyright specialist Michael Geist summarises the draft internet chapter of the deal, which he says is slowly leaking online

  • ECJ called on to clarify transhipment rules

    November 09, 2009

    Europe’s highest court is to be asked to rule on whether fake goods in transit through the EU can be seized under the 2003 Counterfeit Goods Regulation

  • MEPs demand court hearings before internet switch off

    November 09, 2009

    Representatives of the European Parliament and the Council last week agreed that member states can only block access to the internet after a fair and impartial procedure guaranteeing the user’s right to be heard

  • Honeywell patent on LCDs nixed

    November 09, 2009

    A Delaware court last week granted a joint motion for summary judgment on behalf of Fujifilm and Samsung, dismissing Honeywell’s claims of patent infringement

  • Malaysia's IP court hands downs first jail sentence

    November 09, 2009

    A Malaysian court has sentenced two makers and distributors of counterfeit brands of alcohol to six months in prison

  • Philippines proposes specialist IP courts

    November 05, 2009

    The Philippines IP office has proposed revamping the country’s IP enforcement system, in part by establishing specialist IP courts

  • A global guide to protecting copyright

    November 01, 2009

    Correspondents from seven jurisdictions reveal how you should protect and enforce your copyright in some of the world’s most important markets

  • How can we tackle factory overruns?

    November 01, 2009

    We suspect the factory we use in Asia is manufacturing more of our product and selling it out the back door. What can we do?

  • Japanese court acquits peer-to-peer software writer

    November 01, 2009

    The Osaka High Court has acquitted the designer of a peer-to-peer file-sharing software from charges of intentionally assisting copyright infringement

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