Managing IP Magazine©2017 Managing Intellectual Property60Managing IP MagazineA CRISPR patent pool – are we any closer?A plan to launch a CRISPR patent pool has only attracted a few patent holders so far. Robyn Trigg and Marc Döring examine how it would work, and whether it will take off, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTEU and China sign geographical indications agreementA new bilateral agreement promises mutual recognition of certain geographical indications from Europe and China. Katharina König and Matthew Murphy explain, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTCourts grapple with scope of patent protectionThe Supreme Court’s decision in Actavis v Eli Lilly introduced a doctrine of equivalents and arguably also established a doctrine of prosecution history estoppel in the UK. We look at the law across Europe, and the impact the decision might have. Kingsley Egbuonu, Michael Loney and James Nurton set the scene, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTBelgium applies function-way-result testPhilippe Campolini and Peter Blomme review the Belgian approach to equivalents and prosecution history, and discuss whether Actavis v Eli Lilly might influence future cases, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTHow French courts have approached the DoEIn Actavis v Eli Lilly, the UK Supreme Court adjudicated on the French law on patent infringement. But, asks Celine Bey, did it do so correctly?, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTConvergence between Germany and UKThe doctrine of equivalents is well established in Germany. It’s good news that the UK courts are moving in the same direction, argues Philipp Widera, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTThe slow project of patent unificationWhile the UK Supreme Court’s opinion in Actavis v Eli Lilly is a step towards a more continental approach, there remain areas of divergence. Daan de Lange and Boukje van der Maazen provide a Netherlands perspective, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTSpain looks overseas for guidance on DoESpain’s courts imported the old English test into their patent law. Miquel Montañá asks: now that test has changed, will they have to change too?, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTActavis v Eli Lilly brings new questions in the UKIs the UK Supreme Court’s decision in Actavis v Eli Lilly a radical change to English patent law? Brian Cordery, Annsley Merelle Ward and Adrian Chew say it may not be quite as simple as that, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTUS companies come out with a win in CubaErica Gould analyses a number of recent Cuban Trademark Office decisions issued in favour of US brand owners who had filed oppositions against applications made by trade mark pirates, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTProposed IP reforms provoke criticismReforms are coming in Australia as the government responds to the Productivity Commission inquiry into IP arrangements. Karry Lai reports, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTThe top life sciences firms and lawyers in the US and CanadaThe 2017 LMG Life Sciences Awards were held in New York in September, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTFresh concerns over the Madrid Protocol in AfricaAfrican countries have been keen to join the Madrid System, but Wayne Meiring reports that there remain problems in how it is implemented, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTKeep your patent litigation strategy flexibleHow do US, UK and EPO tribunals compare when it comes to patent infringement disputes? Ilya Kazi contrasts tactics and procedures, drawing on lessons from recent cases, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTPositive signs for IP enforcement in ArgentinaArgentina has a poor reputation for protecting IP rights. But, says Carlos Castrillo, new political winds are bringing changes, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTAfrica: Declarations of intent to use in Mozambique, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTAustralia: Government adopts Productivity Commission’s anti-patent principles, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTAustria: Bad faith becomes easier to prove, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTCanada: Non-infringing alternative defence clarified, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTChina Patents: IP courts under review, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTChina: Trade marks: A checklist for trade mark oppositions, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTEU: Curly fries protected as designs, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTGreece: Infringement by equivalence affirmed, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTJapan: First ruling on damages due to drug price reduction, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTIndia: Sound recording copyright limited in scope, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTMexico: The importance of a local attorney, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTMyanmar: New trade mark law coming, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTThe Netherlands: The effects of lack of harmonisation, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTThe Philippines: New rules on actual use, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTSingapore: IPOS signs MoU to help innovative companies compete globally, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMT