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  • Five cases that shaped IP protection in 2014

    Our five cases of the year come from Australia, Germany, India, South Africa and the United States and span patent, trade mark, copyright and design law. In the following pages, we speak to those close to the action of each case and assess their impact so far

  • Australia tackles medical treatment methods

    In Apotex v Sanofi-Aventis, Australia’s High Court confirmed the patentability of medical treatment methods, but the ruling on label carve-outs may limit enforceability. Peter Leung explains

  • Germany’s toy train case reshapes copyright protection

    A dispute about a toy train was far from child’s play for Germany’s top court. On the contrary, says Emma Barraclough, it led to fundamental changes to copyright and design protection

  • A reprieve from multiple validity challenges

    In a major decision handed down in June this year, India’s Supreme Court found that a party seeking to revoke a patent must choose a single path of attack. By Peter Leung

  • South Africa’s first AdWords decision

    A dispute over security fencing led to a landmark decision on Google’s AdWords programme. James Nurton reports

  • Alice puts business method patents in chains

    Alice v CLS Bank was undoubtedly the biggest patent case in the US this year. But six months on, do lawyers see it as a game-changer or an anti-climax? Managing IP takes some soundings

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  • Utynam visits ASIPI in Mexico City

    The pan-American IP association ASIPI marked its 50th anniversary at its Congress in Mexico City from November 30 to December 3. Utynam was there to experience the occasion

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Another highlight of #ip2014 = launch of #ipwomen network http://t.co/XhQqPJKQzy Pleased to see IP profession addressing diversity!

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Apple & Samsung settled (outside US) as did Google & Viacom. Did 2014 see mediation take off? ($) http://t.co/tWLQ72pqcI #ip2014

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It was a big year for trade-marks/trademarks in Canada, but 2015 might be bigger. Here's why #ip2014 http://t.co/glOnyFwr3T

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December 2014

Five cases that shaped IP protection in 2014

Our five cases of the year come from Australia, Germany, India, South Africa and the United States and span patent, trade mark, copyright and design law. In the following pages, we speak to those close to the action of each case and assess their impact so far



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