Patents - Features©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Patents - FeaturesIP Stars PCT leaders report 2017: The top filing firmsThis year’s leaders report reveals the top patent agencies and law firms behind the international PCT applications between 2014 and 2016, 08 Dec 2017 15:00:00 GMTBreaking the damages dilemma in China patent litigationGuanyang Yao and Qi Hu discuss recent cases, issues and developments in patent damages awards in China, 08 Dec 2017 15:00:00 GMTTrade dress litigation: Between patents and trade marksDarius C Gambino of DLA Piper analyses recent trends in trade dress litigation, and suggests tips for an enforcement plan, 08 Dec 2017 15:00:00 GMTA 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 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 GMTCJEU judgment reshuffles litigation costs in BelgiumThe recent CJEU judgment and subsequent national interpretation in Rovi Guides v Telenet will have a significant impact on the predictability of legal costs and should be taken into account when setting up an IP litigation strategy in Belgium, as Steven Sarlet and Ben Brigou explain, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTSingapore proposes changes to patents regimePractitioners have welcomed Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) amendments to the patent regime to spur innovation and improve the quality of patents granted, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTPatents and secrets in the chemical industryDeciding whether to keep proprietary information secret or apply for a patent is a key commercial decision. Leythem Wall and Katherine Banks weigh up the options, focusing on inventions in the chemical industry, 24 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTRecent interviews on managingip.comVisit the website to read all our latest in-depth interviews with judges, in-house counsel, IP office heads and association leaders. Here’s a selection of people we’ve spoken to recently, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMTCourt provides SEP guidance in ChinaThe Beijing IP Court has issued a landmark judgment in a SEP dispute between IWNCOMM and Sony. Guanyang Yao analyses the key points, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMTNew opportunities for protecting and managing your dataThe future will increasingly be dominated by big data. But, asks Afzana Anwer, what role will IP rights play in enabling and limiting this?, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMTThe Defend Trade Secrets Act: a year laterThe Defend Trade Secrets Act turned one in May, with more than 300 complaints filed in that time. James Pooley looks back on how the law has performed and analyses which issues need to be clarified, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMTWhat every corporate counsel should know about Germany’s EILWho really owns your intellectual property? Wherever in the world you are based, do not risk ignoring Germany’s Employee Invention Law, warn Matthias Weiden and Matthias Bornhäusser, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMTContributory infringement in Europe – before and after the UPC (sponsored)Karolina Wiktorson and Benjamin Hoffmann of Valea review cases relating to the question of contributory infringement, and ask whether the outcome of these may change once the UPC Agreement comes into force, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMTCourt clarifies scope of design protection in RussiaYuri Pylnev reviews a recent case in Russia that addressed the concepts of public interest and the single creative concept in design law, 29 May 2017 10:30:00 GMTGlobal trends in life science patent litigationHow do the outcomes of patents cases vary in different jurisdictions? Eric Sergheraert analyses the trends revealed in a study of decisions over 10 years, 05 May 2017 11:00:00 GMTHostile to foreign IP rights? The numbers tell a different storyForeign IP owners should not be afraid of China. George Chan and Luna Lu explain why, using recent data, 04 May 2017 10:00:00 GMTCelebrating this year’s outstanding work in IPManaging IP’s annual awards dinners were held in London and Washington DC in March. Find out more about the winners, and see photos from both events, on the following pages, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMTSoftware in the wake of Alice: intended target or inadvertent casualty?Myungjin Ro and Neil Davey review the impact of the US Supreme Court decision in Alice v CLS on software patenting, and analyse which courts seem to favour software patent holders and which courts appear to be harsher, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMTHow the CJEU has interpreted “protected” in the SPC RegulationWhat does “protected” by a patent mean? Brian Cordery and Steven Willis look at how the CJEU has approached Article 3(a) of the SPC Regulation, 31 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMTThe ethics of patenting genes and animalsThe patenting of living organisms remains controversial, despite decades of debate. Sirena Rubinoff provides a guide to the arguments, 23 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMTThe land that IP law forgotAs Myanmar has opened up in the past five years, multinationals have rushed into the country. But, reports Shaun Tan, its IP laws are still frozen in time, 14 Mar 2017 15:00:00 GMTAre you 3DP ready?3D printing is already causing disruption in some industries. Stella Wong considers how to develop a 3DP IP strategy, with a particular focus on the medical industry, 28 Feb 2017 10:00:00 GMTAvoid the tax shock in licensing agreementsChristopher M Neumeyer reviews the lessons to be learned from two recent cases where Taiwan companies were ordered to pay taxes on licensing fees paid to a foreign licensor, 28 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMTAmending claims at the PTAB – a fool’s errand?Patent owners have found it tough to meet the requirements for motions to amend claims in PTAB post issuance review proceedings. Binal J Patel, J Pieter van Es and Kimberly S Devine examine the eight decisions where such motions have been granted, 24 Feb 2017 13:00:00 GMTThis year’s premier patent firmsIn this, the second part of this year’s IP Stars research, we rank the top firms in 80 jurisdictions for patent work, 22 Feb 2017 13:00:00 GMTIP Stars Patent rankings 2017 - sneak peekThe 2017 IP Stars patent rankings are now available for all readers to see, 15 Feb 2017 14:30:00 GMTTwo tales of innovation - a profile of Caimi BrevettiItalian family company Caimi Brevetti recently won the first DesignEuropa award for small and emerging companies. James Nurton spoke to company director Franco Caimi about designs, patents and protecting innovative products, 01 Feb 2017 10:00:00 GMTEstoppel in PTAB proceedings and subsequent district court litigationJim Brogan, Brian Eutermoser and Janna Fischer discuss the ways that the unsuccessful IPR petitioner at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board still can challenge validity in subsequent district court litigation, 27 Jan 2017 10:00:00 GMT