For a seventh year running, the MIP International Patent Forum attracted interest from over 300 patent and IP professionals from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, making 2017 the Forum's biggest meeting to date. A swathe of IP developments, spurred on in no small part by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, saw IP experts faced with numerous challenges and changes for 2017 and beyond. As ever, the Forum addressed these issues and provided practical insights on how they could best manage their patent portfolios. Delegates were able to:
Key takeways from the event will be made available shortly. Event photos can be viewed here.
RT @tm4smallbiz: The oldest registered trademarks in the world. https://t.co/soeeXPo0HD
Nice blog post from @ZnakiTowarowe
Last month, the Brussels Court of Appeal decided that Aldi’s Buval Pilsner does not infringe InBev’s Jupiler Pilsne… https://t.co/UGJWX2uHvI
Motorola v Hytera: standard essential patents are to be considered by Australia’s Federal Court next year https://t.co/SOWVorWUBr
End of Year 2017
Tribal sovereign immunity: Taking a wrecking ball to the IPR system
The lawyer behind Allergan’s controversial transfer of patents to a Native American tribe says others are “lining up to do deals”. But, Michael Loney asks, will the PTAB rule that sovereign immunity applies in these types of deals?
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