Courts are putting increasing pressure on litigants to settle out of court. But are IP owners (and their legal advisers) ready to rethink their dispute resolution strategies? Emma Barraclough reports
Mine Duran, the head of IP at auto manufacturer Ford Otosan in Turkey, explains how the rapid growth of its patent portfolio has led to a growing team and licensing abroad
US state attorneys general are taking aim at patent trolls. One has passed legislation to curb abusive demand letters and another has announced a settlement with a notorious troll. But limitations exist to how much can be achieved at state level, as well as concerns about confusion and overreach, reports Michael Loney
The Court of Justice has published its decision in the controversial Svensson case over hyperlinking. Ted Shapiro discusses the implications of the ruling and what it means for copyright owners
District court cases are increasingly putting the Federal Circuit’s Commil rule into practice, and hold that relying on expert invalidity testimony is insufficient to establish subjective good faith to beat inducement, explains Steven Carlson
South Africa’s draft IP policy has generated a lot of negative publicity. But, as David Cochrane explains, further consultation is hoped for and any amendments to the Patent Act are some way off
Technology has made IP infringement easier, and more nameless, than ever before. Binny Kalra and Achuthan Sreekumar explain how to get John Doe orders against unidentified infringers
Social media increasingly poses a threat to traditional copyright concepts. Nick Bolter and Gareth Dickson examine what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object
The US Supreme Court should affirm the Petrella decision and allow laches to bar all copyright claims where the factors set forth by the Ninth Circuit are satisfied, argues Brad Newberg
The world's leading trade mark firms of 2014 are recommended and ranked
Following the opening of Dumb Starbucks in February, what is the best way for brand owners to react to similarly comedic uses of their marks?
What is it with senior IP leaders and their fondness for singing? Yes, we're thinking of Chief Judge Randall Rader, and now Peter Cheung...
November / December 2019
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