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  • Roundtable: The second medical use challenge – full transcript

    February 28, 2017

    Three leading patent specialists discussed one of the most challenging issues in IP at the moment – incentivising new uses for known drugs – at a recent roundtable discussion. The participants were: Jurgen Dressel, head of global patent litigation strategy, Novartis Pharma; Galit Gonen, VP and general counsel for Europe at Teva; and Professor Sir Robin Jacob, former Court of Appeal judge and professor at the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, University College London

  • The next leap forward in patent translation

    November 01, 2016

    WIPO has revealed its latest tool for patent translation, which is based on neural machine translation technology

  • 2016 GII identifies emerging economies and need for cross-border collaboration

    August 18, 2016

    With a focus on global innovation, the ninth edition of WIPO’s Global Innovation Index sees China join a list of 25 leading economies and the promotion of emerging economies including India

  • Online courts and the future of IP litigation

    July 04, 2016

    Are online courts the future for IP disputes? That was the topic of the annual Collyer Bristow IP debate between Tim Bamford and Karen Fong. They reveal some snippets from their diaries in the months leading up to the big fight

  • OECD IP tax reforms win G20 approval

    October 19, 2015

    G20 Finance Ministers have endorsed the OECD’s final recommendations to reform preferential IP tax regimes, such as the Patent Box, worldwide

  • The PCT surge: do you need to worry?

    September 25, 2015

    Patent applicants have been warned that there may be a shortage of patent translators to handle the expected rise in US-originating PCT applications entering the national phase this month and in October. Managing IP investigates

  • Is ADR the way forward for FRAND?

    September 21, 2015

    Erik Wilbers, director of WIPO's Arbitration and Mediation Center, speaks to Managing IP about growing comfort with alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in IP and the role that ADR can play in FRAND disputes

  • Three policy themes to be targeted in UK IPO research

    September 09, 2015

    IP research will focus on enforcement and infringement, innovation and growth and the value of intellectual property, according to the UK IPO’s 2015-16 research and evaluation priorities

  • Interview: Pippa Hall, chief economist, UK IPO

    September 09, 2015

    As the UK Intellectual Property Office announced its 2015-16 research and evaluation priorities, James Nurton spoke to chief economist Pippa Hall about data, difficulties between economists and lawyers and that recent article in The Economist

  • The seven disruptors that are changing IP practice

    August 26, 2015

    The IP legal market is changing. In-house counsel want more for less, technology is commoditising work processes and the partnership track is becoming less attractive to growing numbers of lawyers. Emma Barraclough considers the influences that are reshaping the market. Plus: those shaping the changes make their predictions for the future

  • Recent guidance on SEP licensing in the US and EU

    August 25, 2015

    Two decisions in Europe and the United States have addressed the licensing of standard- essential patents. Andrew Moir, David Wilson, Nic Ruesink- Brown, Joseph Falcone and Allison Alcasabas ask: have the courts provided a helping FRAND?

  • US legislators consider trade secrets bills and patent box

    July 31, 2015

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act has been introduced in the Senate on the same day that a discussion draft of patent box legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives

  • IP-owning companies perform better – OHIM study

    June 18, 2015

    Businesses that own IP rights generate more revenue per employee, have more employees and pay higher salaries than those that do not, according to a new report by the Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights

  • Standard essential patents and FRAND: the state of play

    June 16, 2015

    Important rulings on (F)RAND questions on both sides of the Atlantic are expected soon. Ahead of them, James Nurton rounds up other recent developments and decisions affecting standard-essential patents

  • Report highlights poor patent information

    June 15, 2015

    One quarter of patent registry records are inaccurate, incomplete or out of date, according to a new report

  • UPC Preparatory Committee to consult on court fees

    May 08, 2015

    The UPC Preparatory Committee discussed court fees, provisional application of the UPC Agreement, the European Patent Litigation Certificate and UPC judges at its meeting this week

  • Use of global IP systems reaches record highs

    March 19, 2015

    The PCT, Madrid and Hague systems all set new records in 2014, according to figures published by WIPO. The data shows that “competition has expanded beyond traditional participants”, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry said in an interview

  • CIPA calls for EPO Boards of Appeal director to be appointed

    February 16, 2015

    The UK’s Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) has written to EPO Administrative Council Chairman Jesper Kongstad, proposing rule changes to improve the independence of the Boards of Appeal and enhance the Council’s management

  • Apple and Ericsson battle over royalty rates

    January 15, 2015

    Apple and Samsung may have settled much of their multi-million dollar litigation, but that doesn’t mean that the smartphone wars are over. Now Apple and Ericsson are battling over royalty rates

  • CJEU AG opinion sets high bar for SEP owners

    November 20, 2014

    An owner of a standard-essential patent (SEP) who has committed to license on FRAND terms abuses its dominant position by seeking an injunction when the alleged infringer is willing to take a licence

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