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  • Interview: EPO's Battistelli on reforms, the Boards of Appeal and the Unitary Patent

    December 22, 2015

    At the end of a challenging year for the European Patent Office, its president Benoît Battistelli is defiant about the changes he wants to make, and insists he will not be changing course

  • Judge Gilstrap awards attorney fees for first time

    December 22, 2015

    Non-practicing entity eDekka has been ordered to pay attorney fees by Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas after it “repeatedly offered insupportable arguments on behalf of an obviously weak patent”

  • Unitary Patent and UPC: a progress report (December 2015)

    December 21, 2015

    Preparation for the Unitary Patent Protection system completed; Rules of the UPC Patent Mediation and Arbitration Centre (PMAC) agreed; and UPC fees and recoverable costs revised – Kingsley Egbuonu provides a final update

  • Managing IP’s International Women’s Leadership Forum 2015: round up

    December 18, 2015

    IP practitioners convened at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose to discuss the biggest issues and trends of the year. Leading topics on the day included career advancement, leadership and patent reform, as Alice O’Donkor reports

  • PTAB issues first decision on remand from Federal Circuit

    December 17, 2015

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has reversed in part its Microsoft v Proxyconn decision on remand from the Federal Circuit

  • MIP European Patent Forum USA 2015: Key takeaways from Silicon Valley

    December 16, 2015

    Alice O’Donkor summarises the presentations and discussions from the European Patent Forum USA, held on December 10 at the Fairmont San Jose Hotel, San Jose

  • Patent and trade mark filings rise, but design applications fall - WIPO data

    December 16, 2015

    Patent filings worldwide rose by 4.5% in 2014, while trade mark filings measured by the number of classes grew by 6%. But for the first time in 20 years there was a fall in the number of industrial designs applied for

  • Takeaways from our European Patent Forum USA

    December 14, 2015

    Managing IP held a European Patent Forum in New York last week. Michael Loney reports on the discussions about the Unitary Patent, UPC and other issues

  • The long-term effects of the new US FRCP litigation rules

    December 14, 2015

    Amendments to US patent litigation rules implemented on December 1 prompted a rush of patent cases in the short term, but the longer-term impact is less certain. Michael Loney analyses how pleading standards and the discovery process will change

  • USPTO hires Texas regional office director from Xerox

    December 09, 2015

    Hope Shimabuku has been appointed as the first director of the USPTO’s Texas regional office

  • The need for speed in China's internet industry

    December 08, 2015

    In-house counsels from Chinese technology giants Qihoo 360 and Tencent speak with Managing IP about the shift in China's technology sector and why it pays to move quickly and aggressively

  • Claim construction deference, the right to amend in IPRs, standards-essential patent damages and Ariosa – last week at the Federal Circuit

    December 08, 2015

    The Federal Circuit had a busy week, handing down decisions on a number of hot-button issues including the proper standard of review for claim construction, the right to amend a claim in IPRs, whether SEP royalties must be calculated using the smallest saleable unit and constitutional challenges to IPRs. The Court also denied a petition to rehear the controversial Ariosa case

  • AIPPI’s 2015 Resolutions explained

    December 04, 2015

    IP stakeholders from around the world agreed four Resolutions on patents, trade marks, copyright and trade secrets at the AIPPI World IP Congress in October. Sarah Matheson discusses each of them

  • The ABC of the TPP

    December 04, 2015

    After seven years of debate, and 19 formal rounds of negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership was agreed in October this year. Its IP provisions, which are among the most controversial, will have an impact on pharmaceutical protection, copyright, trade marks, geographical indications and enforcement, among other areas. Peter Leung provides a summary of the main points and over the following pages we look at the impact country-by-country

  • 19 changes in the new Spanish Patents Act

    December 04, 2015

    A new Act coming into force in 2017 introduces some important changes affecting patents and utility models in Spain. Santiago Jordá explains

  • Solving the India patent puzzle

    December 04, 2015

    Kanchan Vadehra and Sharad Vadehra of Kan and Krishme discuss some of the unique features of the Indian patent system and tips to overcome those challenges

  • Utynam's Heirs

    December 04, 2015

    Utynam spent an enjoyable few days in Washington DC for the annual AIPLA Annual Meeting in October this year. Here are some of his highlights

  • Compulsory licensing of IP rights in China

    December 04, 2015

    China has implemented TRIPs standards for compulsory licensing in its IP laws. Matthew A Murphy explains how this affects patents, copyright and plant varieties

  • A retirement lunch with Jeremy Phillips

    December 04, 2015

    Jeremy Phillips, who founded Managing IP, retired this week. James Nurton recently went for lunch with him to hear about how intellectual property has changed in the past 42 years, what his plans are for retirement, and why ethical behaviour matters

  • Federal Circuit dismisses constitutional challenges to IPR process

    December 03, 2015

    The Federal Circuit has rejected arguments that inter partes review proceedings violate Article III and the Seventh Amendment of the Constitution, and again held that decisions to institute are not reviewable

  • Federal Circuit denies Ariosa en banc bid

    December 02, 2015

    Two concurrences and a dissent from Judge Newman highlight the continuing struggle over Section 101 jurisprudence at the Federal Circuit and its effects on the life sciences

  • Broad initiative to encourage diversity and inclusion launches

    December 02, 2015

    UK IP and business professionals met to celebrate the launch of a new scheme called IP Inclusive, to educate the IP community about cultivating a professional culture that embraces diversity and promotes inclusion irrespective of age, gender, sexuality, race, physical ability, faith, wealth or background

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    December 02, 2015

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  • 257 US patent cases filed in one day ahead of new litigation rules

    December 01, 2015

    US patent litigation hit a record 836 cases filed in November, with plaintiffs appearing to be attempting to avoid new pleading standards that became effective on December 1. CryptoPeak Solutions filed the most cases

  • Interview: Andrea Brewster, CIPA President, on diversity in IP

    December 01, 2015

    Now well into her term as president of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), Andrea Brewster recently talked to Managing IP about the new IP Inclusive initiative, the need to promote diversity in the IP professions and her hopes for the Unitary Patent

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