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Mon, 18 April 2016
In a guest blog post, Emma Barraclough reports on some of the academic research presented at the recent CREATe litigation workshop in London
Tue, 16 June 2015
Specialist IP courts, underused IP rights and the benefits of alternative dispute resolution across the region were some of the issues discussed at Managing IP’s IP in Asia events in London last week
Thu, 28 May 2015
What working practices and new services could disrupt the way that businesses seek legal advice on IP, or IP prosecution services?
Wed, 13 May 2015
More than 200 trade mark professionals came along to a cocktail reception hosted by Managing IP’s Women in IP Global Network in San Diego last week
Thu, 30 April 2015
Few European organisations escape periodic political tensions. But why are so many European institutions that deal with IP rights experiencing problems at the same time?
Tue, 28 April 2015
Visit Managing IP at next week’s INTA Annual Meeting to find out about our new app, pick up a copy of the Grey Market Strategy map and meet our team
Tue, 07 April 2015
Zynga is back in the news this month, after the Court of Appeal in London overturned parts of a decision handed down by the High Court last year in the company’s dispute with Mattel over trade mark rights
Mon, 23 March 2015
There is lots happening in Munich this week, as member state representatives gather on Bob-van-Benthem-Platz for a meeting of the Administrative Council on Wednesday. But while much of the focus on the EPO centres on industrial relations and governance issues, there are important Unitary Patent developments taking place too
Wed, 18 March 2015
Emma Barraclough rounds up the highlights of the second day of Managing IP’s International Patent Forum 2015, held at the Waldorf Hilton in London
Wed, 04 March 2015
Ten years ago, when I was Asia editor for Managing IP in Hong Kong, discussions about IP in China focused almost entirely on counterfeiting: the scale of it, how to stop it and whether the country would develop a culture of indigenous innovation
Tue, 24 February 2015
Introducing Managing IP's group editor, Emma Barraclough
Wed, 21 January 2015
Despite what critics have said, our popular events and network for women working in IP promote inclusive working cultures, networking, career progression and role models. What’s wrong with that?
Thu, 08 January 2015
If patent owners make one New Year resolution for 2015, it should be this: try to understand how Europe’s Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court will affect you, your portfolio and future applications
Thu, 04 December 2014
I’ll be in San Jose next week for two Managing IP events: our International Women’s Leadership Forum is on Tuesday, and the European Patent Reform Forum takes place the day after (my colleague Michael Loney is hosting another on Friday in New York)
Wed, 12 November 2014
So, just five weeks after a UK government minister defended the country’s Patent Box scheme, George Osborne has announced that he has agreed with the German finance minister to make changes to it. But what changes has he agreed?
Wed, 05 November 2014
What kind of trade mark protection is available to users of Twitter hashtags? That’s the question posed in this month’s IP Clinic
Mon, 13 October 2014
Last week saw the publication of a report on copyright education (and the need for more of it) by the UK prime minister's IP adviser. But is its good guys/bad guys approach too simplistic?
Fri, 10 October 2014
Last week the UK introduced clear exceptions to the rights of copyright owners. Is it now time to set out the limits to trade mark law and clarify what third parties can do with registered marks?
Mon, 06 October 2014
There has been much focus over the past week on how companies use patents to reduce their tax liabilities
Wed, 01 October 2014
Wish your business teams understood more about trade marks? At least you’re not alone, according to a survey carried out by Hogan Lovells
Thu, 18 September 2014
Next week we are trying something new at Managing IP. For the past decade we have published our annual list of the 50 most influential people in IP. This year we are asking the people on it to share their views about the future of IP, and the issues that concern them the most
Wed, 17 September 2014
Last September one of the speakers at our first European Patent Reform Forum described the fear of bifurcation at the UPC the "British angst". One year on and it seems that there is rather less angst around
Wed, 20 August 2014
Are tobacco companies part of an old-school IP camp? What’s the correct car-related analogy for an IP right you own, but whose use is restricted? Are plain packaging rules akin to environmental regulations that prevent the development of land and thus reduce the value of a plot?
Wed, 16 July 2014
We often hear that governments have little role in innovation, but is that the case?
Tue, 24 June 2014
I was at a Managing IP event in New York earlier this month. There were senior lawyers from private practice, businesses and government agencies on the panels and in the audience, a good showing of scientists-turned-lawyers and a sizeable smattering of PhDs. That might not sound unusual, but what made it different was that almost everyone there was a woman.
Fri, 30 May 2014
There are lots of valid debates about the benefits of diverse workplaces. Should businesses do more to retain their female staff because they bring different talents to the workplace, for example? Or do men and women have the same skill sets, rendering policies that make it harder for women to progress at work unfair for women and an own goal for businesses looking to expand their talent pool?
Wed, 28 May 2014
If you are an IP professional who needs to better understand how to manage your IP supply chain then a webinar on June 10 should provide some helpful guidance
Wed, 14 May 2014
There was a session on plain packaging at the INTA Annual Meeting in Hong Kong last week (the rest of the session title was "Who will it affect next?")
Tue, 29 April 2014
Victoria Espinel, president and CEO of the BSA and former US IP Czar (below, left), will open Managing IP’s 2014 International Women’s Leadership Forum in June
Fri, 28 March 2014
Does the revolving door or the job-for-life approach work best for IP offices, IP owners and the general public?
Fri, 07 March 2014
Michelle Lee, Judge Sharon Prost and Q Todd Dickinson are among the speakers at the US Patent Forum, hosted later this month by Managing IP
Fri, 28 February 2014
The green technology issue was back on the agenda at this week’s meeting of the TRIPs Council in Geneva, when Ecuador suggested it could update its year-old proposal on easing patent terms and strengthening TRIPs flexibilities for environmentally sound technologies.
Fri, 14 February 2014
Judges, IP offices, parties and even some lawyers are in favour of mediation in IP cases. So why is it not more common?
Fri, 10 January 2014
The European Commission has a new approach to policy making in the IP area. In fact, to call it an approach to IP would be to fall into the silo trap that the Commission says it is trying to escape. The Commission’s approach is far more rounded
Wed, 11 December 2013
WIPO has just revealed its annual report on IP indicators, filled with superlatives about fastest rates of growth and record numbers of filings. After a short-term drop following the lowest point of the global financial crisis, it seems as though the steady uptick in global IP applications continues
Tue, 03 December 2013
Hundreds of trade negotiators have been flying into Bali for the start of the WTO’s 9th ministerial conference. What difference does it make for IP?
Mon, 11 November 2013
If you want evidence that the UK’s IP courts are held in high regard, look no further than Samsung’s offer to the European Commission
Wed, 30 October 2013
Journalists know that most officials tend to downplay potential problems. So when both the president of the EPO and its head of patent law and international affairs acknowledge the difficulties in agreeing a fee structure for the unitary patent, we know they really mean it
Mon, 21 October 2013
New figures relating to patent litigation in Europe could reopen the debate about the way the Unified Patent Court system works in practice
Thu, 10 October 2013
It’s an age-old dilemma for governments: they want to take advice from those with real-life experience but they don’t want to be seen to be beholden to sectoral interests. So what does the appointment of Mike Weatherley as an adviser mean for IP?
Fri, 27 September 2013
There was plenty of angst in Munich last week at Managing IP’s European Patent Reform Forum. You may not be surprised to hear that it centred on the issue of bifurcation and the Unified Patent Court
Tue, 10 September 2013
The summer is over and IP officials and judges are back to work. Here's some of the highlights over the next week
Fri, 06 September 2013
IP owners who think their products are being infringed often want just one thing: for the infringement to stop (not patent trolls, of course, but that’s another story). In China, however, stopping infringement can be trickier than usual
Mon, 02 September 2013
China is getting richer and its population is ageing. That’s a dream combination for pharmaceutical companies. But while there are plenty of opportunities for the drugs industry in the country, companies also face challenges
Tue, 20 August 2013
Negotiators in Europe might still be preparing for the next round of transatlantic trade negotiations from the beach but those from countries on the Pacific Rim are already getting ready for a resumption in talks this week
Mon, 05 August 2013
That many people believe the urban legend that has an English judge enquire in court: “Who are the Beatles?” attests to the view that judges operate far outside mainstream culture. Not so Mr Justice Colin Birss
Mon, 22 July 2013
Everyone knows that lookalike products are bad, right? Well brand owners might, but it turns out that consumers are not so sure
Mon, 17 June 2013
It was Managing IP’s fourth China-International IP Forum in Beijing last month. We had a great turnout of in-house counsel from Chinese companies and plenty of questions for the panellists at the end of each session – always something we conference organisers like to see.
Fri, 10 May 2013
Do patent pools ultimately benefit consumers or the companies that agree to package their IP rights as part of a technical standard? That’s a question antitrust officials must grapple with, but it’s one that raises questions of both theory and practice.
Fri, 26 April 2013
Despite winning its UK patent dispute with Nestec, Dualit was criticised for the length and scope of its submissions. Should it care? And what lessons should litigants learn?
Mon, 08 April 2013
Everyone knows pharmaceutical companies are under pressure as they edge slowly towards (and off) the patent cliff. But now regulators and judges around the world seem to be turning against them too
Mon, 25 March 2013
Today’s blog looks at AstraZeneca’s Crestor settlement and today’s Supreme Court hearing on reverse payments, the harmonisation of Google’s AdWords policy and a patent on twitter. We also cast a critical eye over the latest EU Action Plan
Tue, 19 March 2013
Today's IP developments include a review of the (limited) relationship between patents and financial performance; copyright law plans; Canadian MPs' IP plans; first-to-file rules; and the end of the road for Jammie Thomas-Rasset
Fri, 08 March 2013
Today's round-up of IP news and comment focuses on the reasons why India has escaped the smartphone wars, a battle of statistics as the UK readies for tobacco plain packaging, advice for online lawyers and Samsung's latest loss
Tue, 05 March 2013
We’ve heard about the lives of examiners at the EPO, the USPTO and OHIM. Now it’s the turn of an examiner at the Chinese Intellectual Property Office’s Patent Re-examination Board to tell us about a day in her life
Mon, 04 March 2013
Managing IP’s daily round-up of IP news takes in the Apple vs Samsung latest, 3D printing, a Chinese-US spat over IP, the impact of tax incentives on patenting in the UK and a guide to patent troll bashing
Wed, 20 February 2013
Today's developments include predictions for the SCOTUS ruling in Bowman v Monsanto, how Chinese artists may benefit from copyright reform plans, a Pirate Bay parody, IP progess in the Philippines and WIPO's tricky balancing act in treaty negotiations