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  • IP STARS Patent Handbook (2017) is now available

    August 01, 2017

    This year’s publication is the 21st edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s legal directory, and the biggest yet published

  • Brazil’s new process for examining pharma patents faces scepticism

    June 07, 2017

    A new procedure for approving pharmaceutical patents in Brazil comes into effect on June 12 with the aim of ending the arduous double examination by the BPTO and Anvisa. Uncertainties such as whether the national health agency will be happy to be overruled by BPTO will need to be resolved to overcome doubts, however

  • The Top 250 Women in IP (2017)

    May 23, 2017

    Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS has published its annual list of the leading female IP practitioners in private practice

  • MIP Global Awards 2017: The highlights

    March 15, 2017

    85 awards, including for corporate social responsibility and in-house achievement, were presented at Managing IP’s 12th Global Awards dinner at The Savoy in London last week. The photos from the event have also been published

  • Managing IP Global Awards Winners 2017

    March 10, 2017

    The Global Awards Dinner was held at The Savoy in London on March 9, with 300 guests from 89 firms and 44 countries

  • Highlights from the ASIPI meeting in Buenos Aires

    December 22, 2016

    Michael Loney reveals interesting talking points from this month’s XIX Work Sessions and Administrative Council of ASIPI in Buenos Aires, including lessons from TPP, the Latin American Trademark Impact Study, the responsibility of ISPs for third party content, the limits of biotechnology, and the scope of athlete’s image rights

  • IP Stars 2017 research now underway

    September 05, 2016

    Research for the 2017 edition of IP Stars, Managing IP’s legal directory, starts today. Kingsley Egbuonu and Jennifer Ruther highlight some of the things you need to know and why IP firms and practitioners worldwide should participate by making a submission

  • Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2016 – shortlist announced

    April 13, 2016

  • Managing IP Global Awards 2016: the winners

    March 11, 2016

    Managing IP's 2016 Global Awards Dinner was held at The Savoy, London on March 10

  • Read this year's IP Stars patent rankings in full

    March 04, 2016

    Managing IP subscribers have full access to all IP Stars rankings, including the newly published tables of the top firms for patent work in more than 70 jurisdictions

  • AIPPI’s 2015 Resolutions explained

    December 04, 2015

    IP stakeholders from around the world agreed four Resolutions on patents, trade marks, copyright and trade secrets at the AIPPI World IP Congress in October. Sarah Matheson discusses each of them

  • USPTO and INPI establish PPH pilot programme

    November 25, 2015

    The USPTO and Brazil’s National Institute for Industrial Property will establish a patent prosecution highway pilot programme with the aim of reducing patent workloads and improving quality

  • Utynam’s Heirs

    October 28, 2015

    This month, Utynam brings news and gossip from the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the AIPPI Congress was held from October 10 to 14

  • Brazil's battle against the patent backlog

    October 27, 2015

    The Brazil IP office president’s efforts to reduce one of the world’s worst backlogs have been derailed by recession. However, he hopes to take proactive measures, despite sceptical IP practitioners inside and outside Brazil and the controversy over double examination of pharmaceutical patents. Michael Loney reports

  • Three views from in-house counsel on managing innovation

    October 19, 2015

    Diverse perspectives on the challenges of managing innovation in an increasingly politicised climate were provided by in-house counsel from 3M, Canon and Embraer at a lunchtime discussion at the AIPPI Congress

  • AIPPI Congress: pharma workshops roundup

    October 19, 2015

    Personalised medicine, double trouble for trade marks and a controversial discussion on compulsory licensing marked the regular pharma day at this year's AIPPI Congress

  • Fathoming functionality for designs

    October 19, 2015

    Panellists were invited to “tame the beast” of functionality in a panel on industrial designs, which also served as an appetiser ahead of the Working Question on design functionality scheduled for debate at next year’s AIPPI Congress in Milan

  • Interview: Felipe Claro, AIPPI President

    October 19, 2015

    Worldwide harmonisation, prior art and plain packaging are among the biggest issues on AIPPI’s radar at the moment, says Felipe Claro, this year’s President of the association

  • Patent Office views from Brazil, Europe and Japan

    October 14, 2015

    This year's first AIPPI Congress lunch panel featured differing perspectives on “Continuous improvement of IP systems” from representatives from patent offices.

  • Pakistan and Vietnam join AIPPI family

    October 14, 2015

    New national groups from Pakistan and Vietnam were welcomed at the AIPPI Executive Committee meeting during the Congress in Rio de Janeiro

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