An introduction to this year's Patent Survey and features, including the survey methodology
New data shows how fast tech companies are accelerating their US patent filing. In-house counsel from IBM, Google, Microsoft and Qualcomm talk to Alli Pyrah about how their patent filing strategy is evolving and why they are increasingly looking to license patents
Although Chinese companies are receiving an increasing share of patents issued by the USPTO, they are still filing less than expected. Alli Pyrah picks apart the numbers
As the 2014 Survey reveals the world's leading patent firms, James Nurton analyses the impact the unitary patent is already having on firms in Europe, including the setting up of new German and French offices
India’s contentious patent issues and China’s growing filing are creating opportunities for sophisticated, dynamic firms in Asia.
The US patent system is under the microscope as yet more IP legislation is proposed. Meanwhile, the US rankings see some notable changes at the top. Michael Loney, New York
The world's leading patent firms in Africa and the Middle East, as ranked by Managing IP's research team in London
The world's leading patent firms in the Americas, as ranked by Managing IP's research team in New York
The world's leading patent firms in Asia, as ranked by Managing IP's research team in Hong Kong
The world's leading patent firms in Europe, as ranked by Managing IP's research team in London
Patent prosecution highways are becoming simpler and more popular. Applicants should consider starting with a PCT application and looking to the EPO first, argue Daniel Talbot-Ponsonby, Stephen Blake and Steven Pediani
Many brand owners are alarmed by the explosion in new gTLDs. But Brian J Winterfeldt and Philip D Karnofsky explain how, with the right strategy, they can be an opportunity
Co-branding is being used to create some imaginative and successful alliances across a growing number of sectors. Bob Boad examines recent developments and assesses the implications for trade mark practitioners
Many international trade mark owners face problems when designating the United States. Michael Leonard and Edward Brant explain how you can overcome them
Trade mark owners who want to tackle bad faith applications in Turkey have not always believed that the law is on their side. Now a new decision looks set to make their life easier, say Ugur Aktekin and Hande Hançer
With six patent, one trade mark and one copyright case pending before the highest US court, what changes are likely?
May / June 2019
From trademarks to trade secrets: in-house tips on brand protection in China
Despite the well-known struggles in protecting trademarks and trade secrets in China, there are some tried-and-tested strategies to employ, as Karry Lai and Ellie Mertens hear from in-house counsel at a range of domestic and international companies
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