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In-house roundup: UK Labour forced licensing plan 'disastrous'; improved expertise needed for IoT filing; tech firms engage open source conformance; China enforcement tips

Patrick Wingrove, London

Managing IP rounds up the latest news and analysis from patent-focused businesses


Labour forced licensing plan ‘disastrous’ say pharma companies 

A Labour Party influencer, in-house counsel and pharma trade representatives debate the merits and potential failures of the UK Labour Party’s Medicine for the Many plan. Read More..

Internet-of-things filing drives need for improved expertise and processes 

Higher obviousness and eligibility hurdles are pushing businesses to adopt new prosecution practices, develop their internal expertise and engage more with external counsel. 
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Tech firms engage open source compliance to spur end user confidence 

Having signed up to conformance standards organisation OpenChain, in-house counsel at Arm, Western Digital and a tech company say they are reducing open source licensing risk to make themselves competitive as suppliers. Read more... 

China: the where, who and how of enforcing patents 

Sources from Siemens, Nestlé, Thyssenkrupp, and a medical device company reveal how to find the best courts and law firms to protect IP in China and give insight on how enforcement there is changing. Read more... 


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