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  • Leading patent firms revealed

    The first part of the eighth annual World IP Survey unveils the top-ranked firms in 27 jurisdictions in Europe, Asia and North America. Below, we explain how the results were compiled


  • News focus: A test of resolve

    An agreement on access to medicines thrashed out before the start of the WTO's Cancun meeting was a salve for the beleaguered conference, but the temporary solution still leaves many questions unanswered. Ingrid Hering reports

  • Why patent owners demand quality, not quantity

    John Williamson, chief intellectual property counsel for PPG Industries and president of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, believes that maintaining the quality of patent searches and examination, and encouraging global harmonization are the biggest issues facing patent owners. He spoke to Sam Mamudi

  • Patent litigation tips in China

    Expect to see a more mature system of IP litigation in China in the years to come. The predicted increase in the number of IP court cases will provide invaluable experience for trial lawyers, argues Gordon Gao, in the second of a two-part article on conducting IP litigation in China

  • How to protect slogans in the EU and the US

    Slogans used as trade marks have been at the centre of a number of disputes on both sides of the Atlantic recently. Kate Hammond and Jason K Schmitz examine whether slogans qualify for protection, and how brand owners can obtain registrations

  • Music companies on trail of copyright offenders

    Music companies have won the right to search three Australian universities' servers for evidence of copyright infringement. But Catherine Lee argues that stricter control of universities' networks will not necessarily solve the problem of illegal downloading

  • The secret of trade dress protection

    Trade dress is an important, but often overlooked, way to protect your IP assets. Anessa Owen Kramer explains how to obtain protection in the US, and reviews some recent cases

  • Seizing your domain name rights

    The new system of resolving domain name disputes in Hong Kong is a great improvement on the old method. Domain name owners can now make use of a quicker and cheaper way to assert their rights, explain Christopher Tung and Minny Siu

  • Beyond generic testing

    Elizabeth Stotland Weiswasser examines the status of the statutory safe harbor exemption from pharmaceutical companies in the US, in light of the Federal Circuit's comments in the recent Integra case

  • Letter from the editor...

  • Compulsory licensing is not the answer

    Brian Ager, Director General, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations

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