A survey of Chinese companies reveals 10 lessons around expertise, patience and the ability to bargain over costs. By Peter Ollier and Janice Qu
Edward Conlon picks through the sceptical questions posed to speakers on a recent web seminar
Three-dimensional printing could revolutionise manufacturing. But are IP owners ready to meet the challenge? Emma Barraclough explains the risks and the opportunities
The Court of Justice of the EU has banned patents on stem cells obtained from human embryos. Rob Fitt argues the reaction is exaggerated, and presents the options for the biotech industry
Five years since Vietnam joined the WTO, public awareness has increased but laws are being applied inconsistently if at all, say Thomas J Treutler and Nguyen Thi Thuy Dzung
A Singapore decision has highlighted the issues companies have with asserting copyright. Yew Kuin Cheah gives his advice on tracking authorship
Brad Lyerla explains the approaches taken by US judges in claim construction hearings – and how understanding the distinction can help you to succeed in patent litigation
The gap between the reality of the global format licensing business and the protection under the law, despite some recent positive decisions, is still large. Medwyn Jones gives advice for format owners
Seven years after the IP Enforcement Directive, the process of calculating patent damages varies a lot around Europe. Lawyers in five jurisdictions report local practice
My company is looking to outsource patent filing and drafting work abroad – what are the practical and legal pitfalls to avoid?
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November / December 2019
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Following World Mental Health Day, Max Walters seeks the views of in-house professionals on whether they struggle with workplace pressures, and asks how to improve wellbeing
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