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Anniversary issue - 25 interviews

  • The life and times of a GSK patent

    June 02, 2014

    Carl Battle has a big job on his hands managing pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline’s patent team. Michael Loney talks to him and some of his staff about bringing Anoro Ellipta to market, the dreaded patent cliff, combating generic drug companies and navigating developing countries’ IP hostility

  • Interview: Judge Colin Birss

    March 25, 2013

    Colin Birss talks about access to justice, demoralised IP owners and how the PCC was brought back from the brink

  • Interview: T John Ward reflects on the Texas rocket-docket

    October 31, 2011

    In an exclusive interview with Eileen McDermott, Judge T John Ward talks about transition, trials and patent trolls

  • The most influential people of 2006

    July 01, 2006

    MIP presents its fourth annual list of the most influential people in IP. Join us as we meet the 2006 top 50

  • The most important man in IP

    October 01, 2008

    This month, Francis Gurry takes over the role of WIPO director general, as the world's only international organisation dedicated to intellectual property begins its recovery from a period of criticism and stagnation. In an exclusive interview, he discusses the challenges WIPO faces, the changes he will make and why he is the right man for the most important job in IP

  • Brand consistency, 52m times a day

    April 27, 2007

    Today's INTA Annual Meeting keynote speaker is CEO of one of the world's best-known brands – which brings with it both privileges and big, big challenges. James Nurton asked Jim Skinner of McDonald's how the company maintains a consistent brand despite its changing products and global reach.

  • IP's most important figures

    July 01, 2005

    Over the next 16 pages, MIP presents its third annual list of the most influential people in the IP world. Join us as we reveal the 2005 top 50

  • Interview: Toshiaki Iimura, IP High Court, Japan

    August 15, 2012

    Toshiaki Iimura, chief judge of the Intellectual Property High Court, tells Peter Leung how he is enjoying his new responsibilities in improving the court and raising awareness of it worldwide

  • Phelps: the full interview

    November 01, 2003

    The full, unedited, interview with Marshall Phelps, covering his role at IBM, software patenting and many other topics.

  • Why Chinese industry must learn to play the IP game

    April 01, 2005

    China must make its companies more IP-savvy if it is to graduate from being the world's factory floor to become a technological leader. Emma Barraclough looks at what needs to change and examines three companies that are leading the way

  • What Kappos has planned for you

    November 01, 2009

    David Kappos has taken over an IP Office under fire. What will he do to change the way the US IP Office grants intellectual property rights? Eileen McDermott spoke to the new director to find out more

  • The end of the rocket docket

    August 31, 2011

    The ITC is bracing for another record year in filings. With two fewer judges, a cap on staff and government-wide budget cuts, how can it survive in its current form? With a series of exclusive interviews, Eileen McDermott visited the Commission to investigate Photography: Iwan Bagus

  • Interview – INTA President Toe Su Aung

    May 06, 2013

    Toe Su Aung of BATMark, this year’s INTA President, spoke with James Nurton about anticounterfeiting, public views on IP—and body combat.

  • Interview: Commissioner Kim Young-min, Korean IP Office

    October 02, 2013

    Taking office just a month after the election of President Park Geun-hye, Commissioner Kim Young-min discusses with Peter Leung the new administration’s plans to encourage IP creation in the Republic of Korea, and expected changes to Korea’s IP laws

  • The tasks of Tian

    February 01, 2009

    China's developing IP system faces some big tests in 2009. Janice Qu and Peter Ollier spoke with SIPO commissioner Tian Lipu about patent amendments, the National IP Strategy and the Office's global role

  • Can technology tame the net?

    June 01, 2000

    The internet is throwing up all sorts of challenges to intellectual property owners. In an exclusive interview, James Nurton and Ralph Cunningham ask MCI WorldCom’s Vinton G Cerf, one of the net’s founders, if technology can help solve the legal problems

  • Interview: The US gets a new chief judge of IP

    October 01, 2010

    At the September IPO Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Chief Judge Randall Rader of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit told the story of his court’s creation. He sat down with Eileen McDermott there to talk about why that story is important, what advice he has for other similar courts and why he said the Supreme Court is not doing enough these days

  • Brimelow: why offices must collaborate

    August 06, 2007

    Alison Brimelow, the new president of the European Patent Office, says that she is "profoundly worried" by the consequences of a shift towards high volumes of applications and long pendency

  • They're out there somewhere

    June 01, 2006

    No one admits to being a patent troll, but everyone knows they exist. Where are they hiding and what do they do? Join James Nurton on a quest into the deepest, darkest reaches of patent law to find out

  • Interview: Judge Klaus Grabinski discusses the EU patent court

    October 19, 2011

    In an exclusive interview, one of Germany’s leading patent judges speaks to James Nurton about bifurcation, harmonisation, the prospects for a European patent litigation system – and what makes a good litigator

  • Highlights from Twitter Q&A with the UK IPO’s Rosa Wilkinson

    September 30, 2014

    Last week we hosted our first Twitter Q&A, with Rosa Wilkinson, director of innovation at the UK Intellectual Property Office and one of Managing IP’s 50 most influential people. You can read the highlights here – and do let us know who you would like to see face our next Twitter interview

  • Gilda González Carmona: A framework for digital copyright protection in Mexico

    October 31, 2012

    Gilda González Carmona is director general of AMPROFON, which represents Mexican record companies, and president of the Coalition for Legal Access to Culture, which is helping to draft legislation to update the country’s copyright law. Eileen McDermott spoke with her about the project, and why it is crucial to Mexico’s creative industries

  • UPC video interviews: the view from in-house

    September 26, 2014

  • Red Hat enters the patent ring

    March 01, 2007

    Why is Red Hat - a leader in open source software - building a patent armoury? The answer may lie in the problems with software patents in the US - problems which the Community Patent Review, backed by Red Hat and others, aims to address. Shahnaz Mahmud visited the company's North Carolina headquarters to find out more

  • Interview: IPAB chairperson defends compulsory licensing ruling

    March 11, 2013

    In an interview with Managing IP, Chairperson Prabha Sridevan of India’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) gave an impassioned defence of compulsory licensing as an important tool in balancing the public interest and the rights of IP owners

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