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  • Wed, 26 September 2018

    The week in IP – Music Modernization Act passed in Congress

    Sanjana Kapila rounds up the latest copyright, trade mark and patent news, including an application for the Euro Trophy, Apple paying more to VirnetX, The Federal Circuit revising its Power Integrations verdict and a Canadian trade mark ruling on physical presence

  • Wed, 12 September 2018

    The week in IP – blockchain patents, vulgar trade marks, RPX and Realtime licensing deal, tattoos and copyright, Mbappé’s China squatters

    Sanjana Kapila rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright news

  • Wed, 08 August 2018

    The week in IP: New Delaware judges, NantKwest’s circuit split, USPTO eligibility rejections, ITC domestic industry clarification, Aloha trade mark dispute

    Sanjana Kapila rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright news

  • Fri, 06 July 2018

    Analysis: The Hungarian court’s decision on the UPC Agreement

    Eszter Szakács of Sár and Partners/Danubia examines the reasons behind the Hungarian Constitutional Court’s recent declaration that the Unified Patent Court Agreement is incompatible with the country’s constitution

  • Fri, 27 April 2018

    Celebrating UK industry at IPAN World IP Day

    A range of speakers at IPAN World IP Day – including IP minister Sam Gyimah and UK IPO CEO Tim Moss – talked about the future of a global Britain

  • Thu, 26 April 2018

    UK government sets out ambition for IP industry

    On World IP Day, UK Intellectual Property Minister Sam Gyimah reflects on Britain's innovations and talent, and how he is looking to boost the country's IP sector

  • Mon, 23 April 2018

    Celebrating women inventors on World IP Day

    World IP Day is on April 26, and this year will highlight the vital role of women in innovation and creativity, Patrick Wingrove reports

  • Tue, 17 April 2018

    A roadmap to improving diversity in IP

    IP Inclusive launched its first Careers in Ideas evening on April 10 with the aim of encouraging businesses with IP people to promote intellectual property as an attractive career, Patrick Wingrove reports

  • Thu, 29 March 2018

    The week in IP – President Trump, Federal Circuit, PTAB, Vatican, CRISPR, Nike, Unilin, USPTO

    Patrick Wingrove rounds up recent intellectual property news, including President Trump imposing sanctions on China, the Federal Circuit staying PTAB proceedings relating to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, the Vatican cracking down on use of its name, the EPO granting a CRISPR patent, a China sports brand countersuing Nike for trade mark infringement, and the USPTO director setting out his vision

  • Thu, 22 March 2018

    The week in IP – Marrakesh Treaty, STRONGER Patents Act, Blurred Lines, Mexico IP amendments, Fujifilm, PTAB

    Patrick Wingrove rounds up recent intellectual property news, including the introduction of the Marrakesh Treaty and STRONGER Patents Act in US Congress, the Blurred Lines copyright appeal, amendments to Mexico’s IP law, Fujifilm winning at the ITC, and more

  • Thu, 15 March 2018

    The week in IP – USPTO, UPC, Broadcom, Qualcomm, trade mark trolls, PTAB, Section 101, female inventors, China

    Ellie Mertens rounds up intellectual property news, including the new USPTO new patent cover, Trump's blocking of Broadcom’s Qualcomm buy, Canada trade mark trolls, a PTAB judges study, the GAO’s CBM study, a petition for the Federal Circuit to reconsider its 101 stance en banc, a German party’s move to repeal UPC legislation, and a closing gender gap for Australian inventors

  • Thu, 08 March 2018

    The week in IP – blockchain, Fox News, on sale bar, sovereign immunity, patent licensing, Alice, Blackberry, Qualcomm

    Ellie Mertens rounds up intellectual property news, including a new IP court in Changsha, a Fox News fair use ruling, copyrighting a pose, the on sale bar at the US Supreme Court, a tribe’s appeal of a PTAB decision, Technicolor’s patent licensing business sale, and Blackberry suing Facebook

  • Thu, 22 February 2018

    The week in IP – NPEs in Europe, artificial intelligence, sovereign immunity, Section 101, UK trade secrets, USPTO

    Ellie Mertens rounds up recent intellectual property news, including the introduction of AI bills, a sovereign immunity case at the Federal Circuit, a UK consultation on trade secrets, AI patents in medicine, NPE activity rising in Europe, a USPTO announcement, and commercialising unused patents

  • Fri, 09 February 2018

    Highlights from our International Women’s Leadership Forum

    Lucy Songi reports from our latest Women in IP event, held at the Waldorf Hilton in London, where topics including Brexit, brand management, the digital single market and career development were discussed

  • Thu, 08 February 2018

    The week in IP – EUIPO, CJEU, Blue Ivy, firms with most patent attorneys, Waymo v Uber, Federal Circuit, “Lost Einsteins” study

    Ellie Mertens rounds up recent IP news, including CITMA’s hopes for Brexit, Sky v Skykick requiring CJEU guidance, a Blue Ivy trade mark update, a ranking of firms with the most patent attorneys, the Waymo-Uber trade secrets case, a Federal Circuit ruling in Arthrex v Smith & Nephew, and a “Lost Einsteins” study

  • Thu, 01 February 2018

    The week in IP – UPC, Qualcomm, We Shall Overcome, RPX, EPO and more

    Recent intellectual property news included German organisations’ support for dismissing a UPC complaint, a $26.7m patent award to Illumina, a surprising trade mark ruling in Brussels, an EU court’s ruling on a vulgar mark, “We Shall Overcome” entering the public domain, the Supreme Court’s IP docket, the EU fining Qualcomm and RPX’s potential sale. Ellie Mertens reports

  • Thu, 25 January 2018

    Redskins, J&J, Allergan, USPTO, Argentina, Eagles, Google, LG, TPP, Australia SEP case – the week in IP

    Ellie Mertens rounds up recent intellectual property news, including the Fourth Circuit's Redskins ruling, the PTAB invalidation of a cancer drug patent, antitrust suits against Allergan, an Eagles trade mark settlement, Google and Tencent’s cross-licence, a Federal Circuit ruling on royalties, LG’s dismissed appeal at the European General Court, a new TPP, an Australian SEP case, Marathon’s blockchain patents acquisition, and Argentina’s implementation of an IP decree

  • Thu, 21 December 2017

    SiriusXM, Technicolor, IP Australia, USPTO, Facebook, RPX, Lego, Andrei Iancu, DOJ – the week in IP

    Ellie Mertens rounds up recent intellectual property news, including the Copyright Royalty Board’s increase of SiriusXM’s royalty payments, Technicolor’s plan to sell its patent licensing business, the USPTO’s efforts to modernise online applications, Facebook’s disclosure of IP issues, the valuation of RPX’s shares, Lego’s copyright win in China, Andrei Iancu’s approval by a Senate committee, the DOJ’s launch of a worldwide IP enforcement network, and the release of a draft of Australia’s IP amendments

  • Wed, 13 December 2017

    Ericsson, EPO, Apple, SPCs, Comic-Con, Oracle v Google – the week in IP

    Ellie Mertens rounds up recent intellectual property news, including Ericsson being awarded $75m against TCL, an EPO report on trends in European patents on smart connected objects, Apple filing an IPR against a Native American company, a CJEU ruling on SPCs, the latest in the Comic-Con trade mark dispute, and Federal Circuit arguments in Oracle v Google

  • Tue, 12 September 2017

    Know your enemy: Fighting IP crime in the UK

    In a guest post, Tim Moss - CEO of the UK IPO - discusses collaborating with law enforcement and the private sector to fight IP crime

  • Mon, 31 July 2017

    Copycat car makers and the role of design rights

    In a guest post, Matthew Jones of EIP discusses the role of design rights for automobile manufacturers

  • Thu, 20 July 2017

    News and photos from IP Out event in London

    IP Out hosted a seminar and networking event at the London office of Fieldfisher on July 18

  • Wed, 14 June 2017

    TC Heartland, House Judiciary Committee, Uber, Waymo, monkey selfie, patent news coverage – the week in IP

    The distribution of patent cases post-TC Heartland, a House Judiciary Committee hearing, the latest in the Uber/Waymo trade secrets case, a bizarre turn in the monkey selfie story and a Center for Intellectual Property Understanding report on coverage of patent infringement in the media - Natalie Rahhal rounds up the recent intellectual property news

  • Thu, 27 April 2017

    The art of IP war

    Shaun Tan reviews Paolo Beconcini's book "Rules of Engagement: Trade Mark Strategies, Protection and Enforcement in China"

  • Mon, 03 April 2017

    Spain's Culture Plan 2020 and the fight against piracy

    In a guest post, Juan José Caselles Fornés of Elzaburu discusses recent initiatives to tackle counterfeiting and piracy in Spain

  • Wed, 29 March 2017

    Guest post: About the IEEE, but no longer without the IEEE

    In a guest post, IEEE Managing Director Konstantinos Karachalios responds to criticisms of its updated patent policy

  • Mon, 27 March 2017

    Ivanka Trump and protecting personal brands in China

    Ivanka Trump’s attempts to protect her personal brand with trade marks in China have been thwarted by squatters. In a guest post, Charlotte Trinh and Mandy Liu examine the lessons that can be learned from her experiences

  • Mon, 30 January 2017

    Guest post and infographic: Analysing the PTAB in 2016

    Patent Trial and Appeal Board institution rates fell and survival rates increased over the course of 2016. Finnegan's Joshua L Goldberg, Daniel F Klodowski, and David C Seastrunk analyse the year's post-grant proceeding statistics, including revealing that only three out of 43 motions to amend were granted in 2016

  • Tue, 17 January 2017

    Guest post: Corporate secrets in an age of innovation

    In a guest post published with Aistemos ahead of the IP Strategy Forum in April, Rebecca Burn-Callander discusses transparency in the IP system

  • Wed, 04 January 2017

    Back by popular demand: MIP International Women’s Leadership Forum 2017

    Happy New Year! We hope that you had a restful break and a good start to the year. We’re starting 2017 with MIP International Women’s Leadership Forum, which returns to London for its third year

  • Thu, 22 December 2016

    ASIPI dances the tango

    The XIX Work Sessions and Administrative Council of ASIPI took place in Buenos Aires earlier this month. ASIPI reflects on some of the highlights in a guest blog post

  • Thu, 22 December 2016

    Sponsored post: Leveraging exclusion orders to block patent-infringing products from entering the US

    Many countries allow patent owners to sue infringers in private litigation. But in the United States, they also may leverage law enforcement to block infringing products at the border

  • Wed, 14 December 2016

    Guest post: ARIPO proposes Harare Protocol amendments

    In a guest post, Gunther Roland of Rouse Africa reports from the 40th session of ARIPO’s Administrative Council where a number of amendments to the Harare Protocol on the granting of patents, utility models and designs were approved

  • Fri, 02 December 2016

    Sponsored post: Copyright notices as prima facie evidence of public accessibility

    Validity challenges under the AIA increasingly rely on non-traditional publications such as web-based publications and product brochures. Michael O’Neill of Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto discusses the extent to which the publication’s copyright notice, which often is the only evidence submitted to prove the date of publication, is adequate for the task

  • Fri, 11 November 2016

    Intellectual property under President Trump

    Natalie Rahhal tries to discern what President Trump will mean for intellectual property, given how little he has said about it. Potential issues include taking on China, ditching the Trans-Pacific Partnership and appointing a new USPTO director

  • Thu, 10 November 2016

    Mastering relationships is the key to lasting success - guest post

    In a guest post, Peter Rouse reflects on relationships in the legal industry, the development of AI - and the importance of EI

  • Tue, 27 September 2016

    Guest post: New thoughts on South Africa's IP policy

    The South African cabinet recently approved a new IP Consultative Framework. David Cochrane considers what it may mean for patentability, parallel imports, compulsory licences and IP/competition

  • Fri, 09 September 2016

    Guest post: Improving patent analysis with big data

    By Tyron Stading, senior vice president IP analytics and information solutions at CPA Global

  • Mon, 29 August 2016

    Sponsored post: Telematics patent landscape pre- and post-Alice

    John Kirkland and Ha Kung Wong of Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto discuss how the telematics patent landscape is (or should be) changing

  • Wed, 24 August 2016

    Guest post: Is now the time for intangible assets to take the stage?

    It has now been nearly two months since Britain voted to leave the European Union. Confidence has steadily returned to the business community since the result was announced as many now look to grow during what could be a lengthy Brexit negotiation. By Paul Mitchell, Novum Global Strategies

  • Thu, 11 August 2016

    Sponsored post: Lowering the (on sale) bar

    The Federal Circuit limits the reach of the on-sale bar and provides guidance to pharmaceutical companies that rely on the use of contract manufacturers. Bruce Haas and Lauren Zuffante of Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto discuss

  • Thu, 11 August 2016

    Guest post: Designs, Brexit and the fashion industry

    In a guest post, Ruth Burstall of Baker & McKenzie discusses an issue that has been neglected in Brexit analysis: what will be the impact on the vital fashion industry?

  • Wed, 10 August 2016

    Analysing the PTAB in the first half of 2016 – guest post

    Patent Trial and Appeal Board institution rates declined while survival rates increased slightly in the first half of the year. Joshua L Goldberg, Daniel F Klodowski and David C Seastrunk of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner crunch the numbers and analyse the results

  • Wed, 03 August 2016

    Sponsored post: Mandatory post-approval biosimilar notice implicates millions

    The Federal Circuit recently held that makers of biosimilars must always notify brand-name rivals six months before commercial product launch. Brian Klock and Kathryn Easterling of Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto report

  • Thu, 21 July 2016

    Guest post: Keeping the record straight

    Anna Popova, director of assignments at Brandstock, discusses the long and winding road of recordals

  • Mon, 18 July 2016

    Guest post: A smoother road thanks to TM5 harmonisation efforts

    In a guest post, USPTO Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison explains the TM5 ID List Project

  • Tue, 12 July 2016

    Pharma sales - obvious(ly) due to 'blocking' patents? (sponsored)

    The Federal Circuit discounts commercial success if earlier patents impede competitors; some district courts disagree, say Ha Kung Wong and Sean C McDonagh of Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

  • Tue, 05 July 2016

    Guest post: Brexit and SEPs

    What will be the impact of the UK vote to leave the EU on litigation over standard-essential patents? David Barron speculates in a guest blog post

  • Wed, 29 June 2016

    Guest post: Why evidence and experts matter

    “People in this country have had enough of experts,” declared UK minister Michael Gove earlier this month

  • Tue, 10 May 2016

    Guest post: Five common mistakes of early-stage tech companies

    Small (and even large) companies often make mistakes in manging their IP rights, Martin Hyden of Finnegan’s London office discusses five of the most common

  • Wed, 27 April 2016

    Guest post: New Norwegian Copyright Act proposed

    In a guest post, Jens Daniel Vinvand of Bull & Co in Oslo reports on the changes proposed to copyright law in Norway

  • Wed, 20 April 2016

    Guest post: The economic impact of the global trade in counterfeit goods

    Juan José Caselles of Elzaburu in Madrid discusses the recently published OECD/EUIPO report on counterfeit goods

  • Wed, 06 April 2016

    Sponsored post: Belmora LLC v Bayer Consumer Care AG et al

    In the first of a series of sponsored blog posts, Timothy Kelly and Giancarlo Scaccia of Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto discuss a recent trade mark decision in the Fourth Circuit

  • Wed, 16 March 2016

    Sponsored statement: Foreign patent filing guides released

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  • Fri, 04 March 2016

    Guest post: Future double patent protection in Germany

    A legislative draft dated February 5 2016 suggests lifting the traditional German prohibition on double protection (enabling the patent owner to decide which one to enforce), and allowing a defendant who is sued for infringement in the UPC to object to a parallel infringement suit in Germany. Ulrich Blumenröder explains

  • Wed, 24 February 2016

    Guest post: Tackling IP unknowns is fundamental to oil and gas tech expansion

    Technology and its ability to revolutionise an industry is a driving force behind businesses seeking to acquire other companies. Gaining access to innovative technology can be transformational to how an organisation operates, not least in the oil and gas industry as it hunts for new ways to access harder to reach oil reserves, argues Andrew Hornigold

  • Mon, 15 February 2016

    Guest post: UNIFAB raises terrorism concerns in fight against counterfeits

    Guest author Magda Voltolini reports from last week’s UNIFAB European IP Forum in Paris, where the links between counterfeiting and terrorism were in the spotlight

  • Wed, 20 January 2016

    Guest post: Innovation and the case for confidence

    In this guest blog post, Patrick Kilbride, executive director, international intellectual property at the US Chamber of Commerce, emphasises the need for a common, global approach to IP policy

  • Fri, 13 November 2015

    Guest post: A European perspective on the CAD

    We have been following the reporting of Inter Partes Review (IPR) filings by the Coalition for Affordable Drugs against pharmaceutical patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, writes Nick Richards of Bristows in London

  • Wed, 04 November 2015

    Guest post: China’s patent revolution - from imitation to innovation

    When one thinks of world-leading innovation, dynamic technology and scientific breakthroughs, China is not always the first country to spring to mind. By Joan Mill, CEO, Novum Global Strategies

  • Fri, 23 October 2015

    Guest post: UK and China join forces to strengthen IP protection

    UK IP Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe discusses UK-China cooperation in IP, including an agreement with Alibaba and a new business toolkit

  • Tue, 22 September 2015

    Annual Patent & IP Trends Report Released (Sponsored Statement)

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  • Thu, 25 June 2015

    What’s holding back China’s movie industry?

    Like the rest of the country, China’s movie industry is showing impressive growth. However, Ellen Szymanski argues that despite the gaudy numbers, stronger copyright protection is needed to promote long term sustainability

  • Tue, 23 June 2015

    The way forward for India’s IP system

    Will India’s National IPR Policy help to unleash the country’s innovation potential? Pankaj Soni examines the policy and what more needs to be done

  • Mon, 08 June 2015

    Sponsored post: June 11 New York event taps top creative minds to explore the secret to innovation

    In a sponsored post, Michael MacKay, Vice President of Marketing Services, Bloomberg BNA, previews an upcoming conference on innovation strategy

  • Mon, 01 June 2015

    Guest blog: China and the first-to-file exception

    Many foreign brand owners have been caught out by China's first-to-file trade mark rules. But could a recent decision indicate more flexibility about how the law is applied, at least for some companies? Tom Carver explains

  • Mon, 11 May 2015

    Guest blog: How high will UPC fees be?

    In the first of a two-part blog, Tom Carver considers how much IP owners and users might be charged for using the Unified Patent Court

  • Tue, 31 March 2015

    Guest post: ASIPI debates IP in agriculture

    During two days of work in the Paraguayan capital, the Inter American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) gathered experts in the field. By Natalia Nogues

  • Wed, 25 March 2015

    Guest blog: The lessons from France’s fight against online fakes

    Jean-Baptiste Barbier, Counsellor for IP at the French Embassy in Beijing, explains how policies adopted by the French government have helped to cut levels of counterfeiting on online platforms, and how businesses around the world can use them to protect their customers and build respect for IP on the internet

  • Thu, 19 March 2015

    Guest blog: The five principles of IP licensing

    Samuel Davis of Landon IP and Haydn Evans of CPA Global explain how to develop a strong licensing programme

  • Fri, 13 March 2015

    Guest post: How the Digital Single Market will affect brand owners

    The EU Digital Single Market could have a significant impact on IP owners. Chris Oldknow and Toe Su Aung look at how a ban on geo-blocking could have an impact on sales of brands online

  • Wed, 25 February 2015

    Managing IP testimonials – David Kappos (Cravath) and Francisco Bernardo (ABG Patentes)

    Managing IP has over 20,000 readers from over 70 countries across the globe. Our loyal readers have had some words to say about their experience with us:

  • Wed, 25 February 2015

    Managing IP testimonials – Ted Chwu, Bird & Bird and Catherine Zheng, Deacons

    Here are some more comments from our readers about Managing IP

  • Wed, 25 February 2015

    Managing IP testimonial - Gordon Harris, Wragge Lawrence Graham

    Here what Gordon Harris, head of IP at Wragge Lawrence Graham, had to say about Managing IP:

  • Tue, 24 February 2015

    Meet the Managing IP team: Nick Heath

    Nick Heath, corporate account manager for Managing Intellectual Property, brings news of our special 30% offer for blog readers

  • Tue, 10 February 2015

    Guest blog: Why Europe must reform its trade secrets rules

    The EU is considering ways of harmonising rules to protect trade secrets across Europe. Last month the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee held a public hearing on the issue. One of the speakers, Alain Berger of Alstom, explains here why he thinks better protection for trade secrets is essential for European businesses

  • Thu, 08 January 2015

    Guest post: ASIPI’s anniversary marked in style

    ASIPI’s 50th anniversary was celebrated with Mexican tradition, music and flavours last month. Natalia Nogues of ASIPI recaps the key moments

  • Thu, 27 November 2014

    Guest post: Has UK copyright reform gone far enough?

    This year the UK introduced or extended a series of copyright exceptions. Emily Stannard, one of Managing IP’s 50 most influential people in IP, asks whether they have done enough for copyright reform

  • Thu, 13 November 2014

    Guest blog: Why EU lawmakers must balance trade mark rights with fundamental freedoms

    IP professor Martin Senftleben has assembled a group of trade mark academics to urge MEPs, the Commission and member states to ensure that EU trade mark law safeguards freedom of expression and competition. Here he explains why they have made their recommendation

  • Thu, 16 October 2014

    The value of an open source dividend

    James Love, one of Managing IP’s 2014 most influential people in IP, explains why paying innovators to share knowledge, data and technology makes sense for business and society

  • Mon, 29 September 2014

    Guest post: Catriona Hammer on the CIPA Congress

    The CIPA President outlines the agenda for this week’s annual Congress

  • Tue, 16 September 2014

    Guest blog: Gwilym Roberts on the IPO’s mission to China

    Last week saw a delegation from UK IPO and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office visit China. CIPA Council member Gwilym Roberts reports on the trip

  • Tue, 09 September 2014

    Can the Indian government jump-start its innovation-driven industries?

    In a guest post, Anupam Pandey examines the new India government’s plans to push reboot its high-tech industries and what this will mean for investors and rights holders

  • Wed, 20 August 2014

    Guest post: The lessons from Apple and Samsung's smartphone stalemate

    Earlier this month, Apple and Samsung agreed to drop their non-US patent litigation. Blogger Florian Mueller, who has followed their battles closely, explains what it means for the companies, the industry, and the patent system

  • Wed, 06 August 2014

    Guest post by Baroness Neville-Rolfe: The lure of intellectual property

    The UK's new IP minister sets out her priorities and reveals why the past fortnight has been frenetic in a special guest blog post for Managing IP

  • Mon, 28 July 2014

    Guest blog: Patents in the biopesticide industry revealed

    Who is applying for patents in the biopesticide industry? Rubal Walia of INDUS TechInnovations explains

  • Wed, 23 July 2014

    Guest blog: Brüstle debunked

    Julian Hitchcock asks whether the EU Court of Justice is competent to decide scientific cases

  • Wed, 23 July 2014

    Guest blog: Real life lessons in open innovation and IP

    Roya Ghafele compares the innovation and commercialisation strategies of two IP-rich start-ups

  • Thu, 17 July 2014

    Guest post: The Supreme Court shows unprecedented interest in IP issues

    In a guest blog post, Finnegan’s James R Barney and Jason W Melvin review the intellectual property decisions in the US Supreme Court this past term and assess the impact they will have

  • Thu, 12 June 2014

    Football World Cup quiz

    To mark the World Cup 2014, Managing IP is presenting a sport-and-IP themed quiz. We will add a new question, related to one of the 32 participating teams, each day. Check back the following day for the answer.

  • Mon, 26 May 2014

    Looking forward to the International IP Enforcement Summit, London, June 11-12

    In a guest post, Ros Lynch (pictured below), Copyright and IP Enforcement Director at the UK IPO, talks about the state of IP crime and introduces the International IP Enforcement Summit taking place next month in London

  • Fri, 25 April 2014

    Guest post: An open letter to Abraham Lincoln from David Kappos

    At the Fordham IP Conference in New York yesterday, David Kappos, partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and former director of the USPTO, read an open letter to Abraham Lincoln. Managing IP reproduces his speech from the Intellectual Property Leaders panel here

  • Wed, 09 April 2014

    Guest post: What would Scottish independence mean for patents?

    The future of IP protection in Scotland has yet to receive considerable public debate in the independence conversation. In view of the importance of this subject to Scottish business, as well as UK or foreign companies and individuals who do business and/or will do business within Scotland, Paul Chapman and Donald McNab address the issue in a non-biased manner, to offer up some topics and considerations for debate

  • Fri, 21 March 2014

    New Zealand and Australia: Bypassing the PPH

    Just as the world’s five largest IP offices launched a patent prosecution highway (PPH) pilot programme on January 6, New Zealand and Australia decide to bypass the PPH concept entirely and move to a single application and examination process for patents. However, Greg Lynch says there are reasons to consider a less aggressive change

  • Wed, 05 March 2014

    Why Europe needs more reliable IP valuations

    A report for the EU has outlined recommendations for improving the system of IP valuation in Europe. Roya Ghafele, one of the report’s authors, explains the options

  • Fri, 28 February 2014

    Revealed: university patent transaction trends 2013

    Universities develop plenty of IP, and are increasingly good at commercialising it. But which universities are most active when it comes to developing and transferring their rights? Rubal Walia of INDUS TechInnovations explains

  • Tue, 11 February 2014

    How to improve trade mark registration procedures

    In this guest post, Linda Harland asks: If I ruled the world (of trade marks at least), what would I put in place to help make procedures run more smoothly?

  • Wed, 05 February 2014

    Time for a rethink: why the pharmaceutical R&D system needs to change

    As more drugs companies pull out of research into so-called poor country diseases, Katy Athersuch of Médecins Sans Frontières argues for a new way of incentivising innovation

  • Mon, 09 December 2013

    Guest post: Is a Duck Dynasty IP shoot-out brewing?

    Behind the clowning on A&E’s latest hit show is a serious business based on patent rights. Scott Popma and Michael O’Shaughnessy look at the reality behind reality TV

  • Wed, 13 November 2013

    Guest post: Branding for development

    Arancha González, Executive Director, International Trade Centre, discusses the role branding can play in promoting trade with the world’s poorest countries

  • Wed, 09 October 2013

    Guest blog: OHIM’s chief economist on the role of IP in Europe’s economy

    Last week Managing IP raised questions about a new report by OHIM and the EPO on the contribution of IP-intensive industries to the EU economy. Now Nathan Wajsman, OHIM’s chief economist, responds

  • Wed, 18 September 2013

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  • Thu, 30 May 2013

    Guest post: Is the first-inventor-to-file system constitutional?

    In a guest post to the Managing IP blog, Michele C Bosch and Anthony J Lombardi of Finnegan in Washington DC and Reston VA respectively explain why a constitutional challenge to the recently enacted America Invents Act is likely

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