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Our November/December issue is now online



Michael Loney, New York


The 50 most influential people in IP, the leading law firms for PCT work, an interview with USPTO director Andrei Iancu and a comparison of stays in Europe are among the highlights of our latest issue

MIP Dec Nov 2018 coverManaging IP’s November/December issue is now online.

The cover story is our list of the 50 most Influential People in IP. We have relaunched the popular list to recognise individuals who are shaping IP law, policy and business throughout the world.

This includes an in-depth interview with USPTO director Andrei Iancu, who has had a busy time since taking on the role in February this year.

Our write-up of the most influential people also features interviews and profiles of a selection of those on the list, including: 

Erich Andersen, Microsoft

Christian Archambeau, EUIPO

António Campinos, EPO

Makan Delrahim, DOJ

Tim Moss, UKIPO

Pauline Newman, Federal Circuit

Manny Schecter, IBM

Axel Voss, European Parliament

Also featured in the issue is:

·         Rankings of the top firms for Patent Cooperation Treaty work, in which data compiled by CPA Global reveals the top filers in the main patenting jurisdictions.

·         A comparative study on the stay of patent proceedings in Europe by Malte Köllner, Eric Sergheraert and Mihnea Hanganu.

·         Analysis of how the Unwired Planet ruling in the UK helps telecoms and automotive companies.

·         Coverage of our IP Corporate Strategy Summit, which discussed issues pertinent to in-house counsel such as new ways to exploit IP assets, managing business risk, influencing policy and resolving disputes.

·         An overview of the circumstances under which jewellery may qualify for protection under US copyright and trade mark laws by Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme and Giovanna Marchese of Prior Cashman.

·         Discussion of the important points in a new paper that declares that a post-Brexit UK in the UPC is “incompatible with EU principles”.

The issue also features our international briefings, bringing updates from around the globe (also listed below). In addition, our Utynam column of IP curiosities and controversies brings news from the AIPPI Congress and AIPLA annual meeting (you can also read our daily newsletters from both events here).

Subscribers can read all this online now; non-subscribers can take a free trial for limited access. 

The November/December issue’s international briefings:

·         Australia: Australian patent law set to change

·         Austria: Examining the law around bad faith trade marks

·         Brazil: PTO’s role changes in judicial appeals concerning its decisions

·         Canada: USMCA strengthens IP protection

·         China patent: China begins to establish state-level Patent Appellate Court

·         China trade mark: IP protection is enhanced for e-commerce in China

·         France: Is Neuschwanstein an IGO?

·         Germany: CJEU rules on SPCs for combination products

·         Greece: Court rules combination product is inventive

·         Japan: Analysing the PD-1 antibody patent litigation

·         Malaysia: How does competition law interact with IP rights?

·         Mexico: Genetic resources and traditional knowledge pose IP challenge

·         New Zealand: How has the requirement of support been interpreted?

·         The Philippines: Halal industry grows in the Philippines

·         Russia: Prior use invalidates a trade mark

·         Singapore: Analysing the ASEAN Patentscope project

·         South Korea: How to take advantage of the grace period in Korea

·         Taiwan: Court issues two different declaratory judgments

·         Thailand: Copyright (Amendement) Bill revisits ISPs

·         Turkey: What are the rules around the non-use defence in oppositions?

·         UK: Ensuring trade mark protection post Brexit

·         US: TTAB rules no likelihood of confusion between designer surnames

·         Vietnam: Examining the NOIP’s approach to post-grant rectification of patents


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