Patents - Features©2015 Managing Intellectual Property60Patents - FeaturesCompulsory licensing of IP rights in ChinaChina has implemented TRIPs standards for compulsory licensing in its IP laws. Matthew A Murphy explains how this affects patents, copyright and plant varieties, 04 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMTUnitary Patent and UPC: the state of playThe first Unitary Patents may be granted one year from now. Following our series of articles on the Unitary Patent and UPC, James Nurton and Kingsley Egbuonu take stock of where we are now and what remains to be done before Europe’s new patent system can come into effect, 29 Oct 2015 12:30:00 GMTPTAB provides guidance on AIA estoppel provisionsRecent guidance from the PTAB relating to the estoppel provisions of the America Invents Act could have significant implications for US patent litigation. Daniel Zeilberger, Joseph Palys and Naveen Modi of Paul Hastings explain, 28 Oct 2015 11:45:00 GMTBrazil's battle against the patent backlogThe 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, 27 Oct 2015 17:45:00 GMTThe impact of insolvency on licence agreementsSome jurisdictions have well-established principles concerning IP rights in insolvency proceedings, but in others the law is less clear. Bankruptcy and IP specialists in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, the UK and the US explain the key issues, 09 Oct 2015 13:45:00 GMTHow changes to US civil procedure rules will affect patent litigationAmendments to the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are set to take effect on December 1 and will affect issues such as discovery and document production. Jeff Totten and Robert MacKichan look at the implications for patent cases, 06 Oct 2015 13:00:00 GMTThe legal aspects of 3D printing in BrazilThe increasing popularity of 3D printing in Brazil poses several questions about IP rights, free dissemination of 3D printing and home users of the new technology. Ricardo Pinho of Guerra IP assesses whether Brazil’s laws are sufficient to provide the answers, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMTEPO oppositions are affordable, powerful and increasingly important The proposed Unified Patent Court fee for revocation proceedings is €20,000. The EPO fee for opposition proceedings is €775. David Lewin expands on how and why you should be taking full strategic advantage of the EPO’s opposition procedure, 30 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMTThe view from inside the UPC courtroomOver the past year lawyers at London firm Bristows have staged a comprehensive mock Unified Patent Court case. Alan Johnson explains the lessons learned while James Nurton interviews some of the participants, 30 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMTDemanding security from your supply chainAs your goods move from factory to retail, they can be tampered with, stolen, or replaced by counterfeits. Lee Macfarland provides guidance on risks and best practices through the supply chain, 25 Sep 2015 21:00:00 GMTNavigating OEM-related IP challengesOriginal equipment manufacturing in China provides many advantages for international companies, but IP-related pitfalls can be a challenge. Ted Chwu and Gordon Lee explain what rights holders have to look out for, 25 Sep 2015 13:00:00 GMTRecent guidance on SEP licensing in the US and EUTwo 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?, 25 Aug 2015 13:30:00 GMTThe history and future of induced infringement liabilityOn May 26, the US Supreme Court held in Commil USA v Cisco Systems that a defendant’s good-faith belief that a patent is invalid is not a defence to induced infringement under 35 USC § 271(b). What is the history of the good-faith defence to induced infringement, and how should rights holders prepare going forward? Dalila Argaez Wendlandt and Peter Walkingshaw explore the issues, 15 Jul 2015 12:30:00 GMTIPOS develops patent services for businessesThrough its IPOS International (IPOS-I) initiative, the IP Office of Singapore (IPOS) provides IP-related services to businesses. IPOS-I, which launched in January, offers patent-related services such as prior art searches, patent landscaping and analytics. Peter Leung reports, 27 May 2015 13:30:00 GMTGlobal awards: The outstanding firms and individuals from the past 12 monthsManaging IP’s annual Global Awards dinner was held in London in March, and attended by guests from all over the world, 24 Apr 2015 13:50:00 GMTNorth America awards: The outstanding firms and individuals from the past 12 monthsManaging IP’s annual North America Awards dinner was held in Washington, DC in March, and attended by guests from all over the US and Canada, 21 Apr 2015 13:50:00 GMTThe rules on recovering costsThe possibility to recover costs in IP cases can be an important consideration in your litigation strategy. Correspondents in Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, the United Kingdom and United States answer six questions about their jurisdictions, 23 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMTThe Unitary Patent for non-litigatorsMichael Carter, Nick Smee, Luke Kempton and Nick Cunningham analyse the implications of the Unitary Patent proposals for non-contentious matters, and recommend steps that patent owners and licensees should take now, 26 Jan 2015 11:00:00 GMTThe future of forum shopping in EuropeLitigants in Europe are familiar with the concept of forum shopping in patent disputes. But, as Mark Ridgway and Annsley Merelle Ward argue, the UPC promises to offer a whole new set of possibilities, 16 Dec 2014 11:30:00 GMTDigging deeper into NPE patent litigation trendsIt is clear that patent litigation has fallen recently. Managing IP conducted in-depth data analysis to look beyond the headline figures to assess how non-practicing entities are being affected, and which companies have reduced their activity the most, 11 Dec 2014 11:30:00 GMTAnalysis: Software patent lawsuits plummet after Alice The number of software patent lawsuits filed was down 42% in the period from July 1 to October 31 compared with the same period in 2013. This contrasts with a 28% drop in all patent lawsuits during that period, 11 Dec 2014 11:30:00 GMTCompensation for IP infringement in UkraineUnder current Ukrainian IP legislation the mechanism of compensation applies only in cases of copyright infringement. Is this remedy also appropriate for other IP rights?, 11 Dec 2014 11:30:00 GMT