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Lawyers can protect GUIs with utility and design patents, trade dress and copyright, but each form of protection has its challenges, say tech counsel
Counsel say applicants should focus on the benefits of innovations over prior art and drafting strong complaints
Morgan Lewis snags Duane Morris patent team; Purdue University drops smartphone suit against Google; Meta faces $175m bill over voice comms patents; Vans wants ‘Old Skool’ parody off market; SG wants SCOTUS review on TM extraterritoriality; Netflix drops Bridgerton musical case
Erso Capital said the decision to create a pool specifically for patent litigation was based on rising demand in the tech and life sciences sectors
Counsel at Gemini, a fintech company and two firms say they have to be more thoughtful about patent filing and NPE litigation
It’s a buyer’s market and deals were down in Q2 2022, but sellers with strong patents can still entice purchasers
The EUIPO’s senior legal team provided an update on how brand owners could manage their IP in the so-far unexplored metaverse
The NIST director and register of copyrights were added as co-vice chairs of the Council for Inclusive Innovation, among others
Firms and companies are invited to participate in the research for the 2023 edition of Managing IP Awards and IP STARS rankings
Attempts to make aggregators pay news publishers could cause legal grey areas, said counsel from Google and other firms
12th annual awards announce winners
Lawyers at Pinsent Masons explore strategic opportunities at the UPC for patentees and potential defendants
Unnat Pandit, the newly appointed head of the Indian IP office, is working on bridging communication gaps and using tech to resolve administrative holdups
Egypt launches national IP strategy; Goodyear loses trade secrets case; Crocs and Walmart settle; Maradona rights owner reaches new deal; Steve Perry seeks TM cancellation; Mewburn Ellis wins sustainability award
Novartis’s planned SCOTUS appeal may be a long shot, but the case raises interesting Section 112 and procedural questions, say counsel
As the popularity of free-from products soars, Chris Hamer and Laura Clews of Mathys & Squire explain how to protect brands in the rapidly growing sector
Mary White explains why the new Dublin office is big news for the firm and the Irish IP legal market
The first ever hearing at the EUIPO’s Grand Board of Appeal was a success, say counsel, who believe the boards will flourish under its notionally extended role
Sources say issues with Section 115(4) of the Trade Marks Act cause anti-counterfeit actions to fail, and that copyright enforcement is far easier
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CAS explains how intellectual property (IP) is becoming increasingly central to companies, particularly to research and development (R&D) teams, and highlights five key findings from a survey of senior business leaders
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CAS explains the five high-risk areas of IP for R&D organisations and identifies how companies can protect their innovations and safeguard their growth potential

Podcasts

Phyllis Turner-Brim talks about her career, the need for balance in intellectual property policy and her passion for diversity and inclusion
Derek Gilliland, who became a magistrate judge at the Western District of Texas this month, delves into his work, thoughts on Alan Albright and ambitions
Kirupa Pushparaj talks about his move to a fintech start-up focused on young-person financial independence, career progression and start-up IP needs
Sources from the High Tech Inventors Alliance, the Senate Judiciary IP Subcommittee and NPE Dominion Harbor weigh in on the rise of the Western District of Texas
Heath Hoglund, chief patent counsel at Dolby in San Francisco, sits down with Managing IP to talk about licensing, FRAND and more
David Simon, senior vice president of IP at Salesforce, shares his views on Section 101, Fintiv, the DMCA, and more
The intellectual property CEO of one of the world's largest telecoms companies talks about licensing, harvesting collaboration and global outreach
In Managing IP’s first corner office podcast, Bryan Zielinski talks about his company’s IP challenges and opportunities, AI, and more
The Federal Circuit’s latest decision that Teva induced infringement has stakeholders worried that US skinny label law has been thrown out the window
In this Managing IP masterclass, IP directors from Thyssenkrupp and AB InBev discuss the challenges of managing a post-pandemic in-house team
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