Patents - Features©2016 Managing Intellectual Property60Patents - FeaturesAustralia: Evidence is vitalAustralia’s patent opposition system is well established, says Wayne Condon, but it’s important to note the differences between standard patents and innovation patents, 28 Sep 2016 19:00:00 GMTHow to obtain effective evidence in ChinaChina’s litigation system has much to offer foreign patent owners, but many find the rules on evidence challenging. Erick Robinson provides some tips, 28 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMTEPO: Inventive step the most effective patent killerEPO oppositions are well established, meaning there are many lessons for patent owners and challengers, as Arnie Clarke and Jack Shepherd explain, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMTJapan: A paper-based systemJapan’s current opposition system was introduced in April 2015, and imposes strict deadlines on parties. Yoichi Watanabe provides a guide, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMTKorea: New procedure on the wayWith the revisions to the Patent Act introduced this year, there will soon be more options to challenge patents in Korea. Leon Kim and Hyun-Sil Lee explain, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMTCJEU rules on royalties for unpatented technologyRichard Binns and Nicola Walles consider the impact of the Court of Justice of the EU’s recent ruling on the payment of royalties for unpatented technology, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMTOnline courts and the future of IP litigationAre 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, 04 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMTUPC scenario 5: Enforcing a patent inside and outside the UPCIn the latest in our series of UPC scenarios, Laura Whiting and Inmaculada Lorenzo explore the options for a pharmaceutical patent owner faced with a potential infringer manufacturing its product in Spain, 04 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMTKey amendments to Russian patent legislationThe past two years have seen some fundamental changes to patent, utility model and design law in Russia. Eugene Arievich and Yuri Pylnev review how they are working in practice, 22 Jun 2016 10:00:00 GMTSequencing the future of IP in genomicsGenomic technology has rapidly created a multi-billion dollar growth industry. With life sciences companies scrambling in US and European courts for a share of the lucrative market, in-house IP counsel should start preparing for the next wave of IP litigation, explain Dominic Adair and Annsley Merelle Ward, 22 Jun 2016 10:00:00 GMTHow Europe’s SPC regime works in practiceAs the European Commission aspires to introduce a Unitary SPC, Tony Rollins examines the evidence on how effective the existing regime for patent extension in Europe has been, 22 Jun 2016 10:00:00 GMTAvoid pitfalls when limiting claims in Europe (sponsored)For many years there has been debate about EPO practice relating to amendments under Article 123(2) EPC in examination and opposition proceedings. Charlotta Vink and Louise Tottie of Valea examine the latest cases, 22 Jun 2016 10:00:00 GMTWhat in-house practitioners really wantA new IP STARS report analyses the concerns and priorities of in-house IP practitioners, and is based on responses from more than 1,100 questionnaires. Peter Ollier introduces the themes of the research, 07 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMTUPC scenario 4: Challenging a non-opted out European patentHow might a clearing-the-way case proceed once the UPC is in force? In the latest article in our series, David Rose, Nina O’Sullivan and Axel Walz consider the options for a patent challenger who wishes to launch a competing product, 27 Apr 2016 11:00:00 GMTMilan prepares for 2016 AIPPI World CongressThe AIPPI returns to Italy this year, for the first time since 1969. Once again, Managing IP will be providing coverage in the AIPPI Daily Report and here we provide a preview of what to expect, 25 Apr 2016 14:00:00 GMTUPC scenario 3: A standards case from the defendant’s perspectiveOur latest UPC scenario looks at a case involving a standard-essential patent. Michael Carter, Nick Cunningham and David Barron consider a defendant’s options in the new court system, 29 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTPatent issues reviewed by Court of AppealIn a rare decision, Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal has addressed sufficiency, novelty and inventive step as well as other issues. Nina Fitzgerald and Jeffrey McLean explain, 29 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMTUPC scenario 2: a blockbuster drug patent with an SPCIn our second discussion of a hypothetical UPC scenario, Duncan Ribbons and Rebecca Lawrence address some of the complications that arise with SPCs, licences, opt outs and injunctions, 25 Feb 2016 15:00:00 GMTConfusion reigns over patenting of computer programsIndia has long debated the patentability of computer programs, but are we any closer to having clear guidance? Kanchan Vadehra and Sharad Vadehra review the latest developments, 25 Feb 2016 14:30:00 GMTHot debate over patent jurisdictionJudges in China have expressed different views regarding whether a court in the place of receipt of goods has jurisdiction in patent infringement cases. Xiaolin Wang and Harlem Lu explain the issues, 24 Feb 2016 10:00:00 GMTDon’t fret over threats of proceedings for IP infringementCorrespondents in Australia, Canada, Germany, the UK and the US review the law and recent developments on threats of proceedings for IP infringement that are groundless or may interfere with business activity, 28 Jan 2016 11:00:00 GMTBiotechnology and patentability: navigating unchartered waters in Australia and the USThe debate over the patentability of isolated DNA has raged around the world. Tania Obranovich compares the two Myriad decisions from the highest courts in Australia and the US and explains how the Australian decision has called into question what had long been thought of as a fundamental pillar of Australian patent law, 26 Jan 2016 11:00:00 GMTHow to prove it to the PTABThe role of prior art has become important in many PTAB proceedings. Scott D Marty and Jonathon A Talcott discuss evidentiary challenges for petitioners and patent owners, 26 Jan 2016 11:00:00 GMTUPC scenario 1: an electronics implementation patentIn the first of a series of articles looking at hypothetical scenarios involving the UPC, Wouter Pors considers a case involving an implementation patent in the electronics industry, 26 Jan 2016 11:00:00 GMTSliding doors at the ITC: Is direct infringement of method claims a basis for relief?In recent years, the ITC and Federal Circuit slowly closed the door on the assertion of method claims at the ITC. The Suprema decision reversed the trend, but may have opened the door wide enough for direct infringement claims to again pass through, argue John Haynes and Adam D Swain, 26 Jan 2016 11:00:00 GMTAIPPI’s 2015 Resolutions explainedIP 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, 04 Dec 2015 15:00:00 GMT19 changes in the new Spanish Patents ActA new Act coming into force in 2017 introduces some important changes affecting patents and utility models in Spain. Santiago Jordá explains, 04 Dec 2015 15:00:00 GMTSolving the India patent puzzleKanchan Vadehra and Sharad Vadehra of Kan and Krishme discuss some of the unique features of the Indian patent system and tips to overcome those challenges, 04 Dec 2015 15:00:00 GMTCompulsory 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 Dec 2015 15:00:00 GMTA retirement lunch with Jeremy PhillipsJeremy Phillips, who founded Managing IP, retired this week. James Nurton recently went for lunch with him to hear about how intellectual property has changed in the past 42 years, what his plans are for retirement, and why ethical behaviour matters, 04 Dec 2015 03:00:00 GMT