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  • RIAA’s new piracy plan criticised

    December 24, 2008

    The Recording Industry Association of America last week told The Wall Street Journal that it plans to halt its massive campaign against peer-to-peer file sharers in favour of a new and perhaps equally controversial tactic

  • RIAA’s new piracy plan criticised (full version)

    December 24, 2008

    The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) last week told The Wall Street Journal that it plans to halt its massive campaign against peer-to-peer file sharers in favour of a new and perhaps equally controversial tactic

  • Anheuser-Busch suffers Bud setback

    December 22, 2008

    The owner of the Budweiser beer brand has lost the latest leg of its battle over trade mark rights in Europe

  • Federal Circuit rejects bio patent citing Bilski

    December 22, 2008

    A patent covering diagnostic method claims was rejected by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday based on the Court’s controversial decision in In re Bilski, which changed the test for determining patent-eligible subject matter in the US

  • Plavix patent upheld by Federal Circuit

    December 22, 2008

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a US patent for the popular blood clot-inhibitor Plavix in another victory for branded pharmaceutical companies

  • The 50 most popular stories of 2008

    December 22, 2008

    In its annual review of the year’s news, Managing IP reveals the 50 most read stories on managingip.com from 2008 and provides a recap of the year’s awards and survey winners

  • IP practitioners back Community patent

    December 19, 2008

    An overwhelming 82% of IP practitioners favour the rapid implementation of a European Community patent

  • IP practitioners back Community patent (subscribers only)

    December 19, 2008

    An overwhelming 82% of IP practitioners favour the rapid implementation of a European Community patent

  • Open source community launches peer-to-patent project

    December 15, 2008

    A new effort to make prior art for software inventions more accessible to USPTO examiners highlights a growing trend towards so-called crowdsourcing in the patent community

  • UK changes mind on copyright extension

    December 15, 2008

    UK Culture Secretary Andy Burnham has announced a U-turn in the government’s policy on extending the copyright term for sound recordings

  • Tian Lipu explains China’s National IP Strategy

    December 12, 2008

    SIPO commissioner Tian Lipu used the iPod as an example of why China’s companies need to move up the technology value chain at a presentation in Hong Kong yesterday

  • US Chamber of Commerce sets 2009 IP goals

    December 12, 2008

    The US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) held a press conference on Thursday outlining its goals for 2009, which include obtaining full funding for the 2008 PRO-IP Act

  • Consumers to be targeted in anti-counterfeiting campaigns

    December 08, 2008

    The director general of the European Commissions’ taxation and customs directorate yesterday said “we have not been aggressive enough” in alerting consumers to the dangers of counterfeiting

  • Indian court sets aside Roche’s patent

    December 08, 2008

    The Madras High Court last week set aside a patent granted to Swiss pharmaceutical company F Hoffman La Roche for its blockbuster anti-infection medicine valganciclovir because a pre-grant opposition by two NGOs was not heard

  • Indian court sets aside Roche’s patent (full version)

    December 08, 2008

    The Madras High Court last week set aside a patent granted to Swiss pharmaceutical company F Hoffman La Roche for its blockbuster anti-infection medicine valganciclovir because a pre-grant opposition by two NGOs was not heard.

  • MGA ordered to stop selling Bratz dolls

    December 08, 2008

    MGA Entertainment has been ordered to stop selling its popular Bratz line of dolls after a judge granted Mattel’s request for a permanent injunction last week

  • USPTO makes its case in continuations appeal

    December 08, 2008

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday heard the USPTO’s appeal against a district court’s decision to grant a permanent injunction against the Office’s patent claims and continuing applications rules package

  • USPTO makes its case in continuations appeal (full version)

    December 08, 2008

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday heard the USPTO’s appeal against a district court’s decision to grant a permanent injunction against the Office’s patent claims and continuing applications rules package

  • China cracks down on counterfeiters

    December 05, 2008

    A Shanghai court has awarded Rmb1.25 million ($182,000) to Diageo in a landmark case against a Shanghai company that was copying the trade dress of its bestselling Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky

  • The IP world goes flat

    December 01, 2008

    Companies can save a lot of money by outsourcing their IP work, but it takes time and effort to get the process right. Peter Ollier assesses the options

  • How to win back your domain in China

    December 01, 2008

    Following the right procedures can be crucial when filing a domain name complaint. Dennis Cai offers some advice

  • Patent reexaminations in the spotlight

    December 01, 2008

    Robert Abrahamsen explores the perks of the patent reexamination process

  • Smaller IP owners seek better management and returns

    December 01, 2008

    Large businesses have grasped the need for IP management, but SMEs are only beginning to do so.

  • What Bilski means for you

    December 01, 2008

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in late October changed the test for determining patentable subject matter in the US. IP experts from four industries explain how the decision will affect your patents

  • Pharmaceutical patents need a new lease of life

    December 01, 2008

    Patrick Duxbury and Emma Tuck ask whether the increasing cost of drug development, and the declining numbers of drugs being approved, mean that IP protection for life science products should be reevaluated

  • Innovation on the auction floor

    December 01, 2008

    Eileen McDermott asks James Malackowski, founder and CEO of patent auction company, Ocean Tomo, how he got here, what's in store for the future and what the new US president should do for innovation

  • Monitor your IP rights

    December 01, 2008

    Effective supervision and management is crucial for any successful IP owner. Managing IP's third annual software survey analyses which tools will work best for you

  • How to prove dilution after Intel

    December 01, 2008

    The ECJ recently raised the bar for showing dilution, saying that famous mark owners will have to prove that the detriment to their distinctive character has changed consumers' behaviour.

  • IP enforcement in China debated

    December 01, 2008

    At the November Asia-Pacific IP Forum in Hong Kong, experts discussed strategies for protecting IP in China

  • Obama: boon or doom for IP?

    December 01, 2008

    Barack Obama will be sworn in as the next US president on January 20: what will his administration mean for IP?

  • Canadian High Court weighs in on obviousness

    December 01, 2008

  • EPO rulings clarify biotech protection

    December 01, 2008

  • IP experts debate key issues in US and China webcasts

    December 01, 2008

    During two Managing IP-hosted webcasts last month, participants discussed the implications of the In re Bilski decision in the US and Chinese litigation tactics

  • Letters to the editor

    December 01, 2008

    The Enlarged Board decision on the patentability of computer programs will bring welcome clarity

  • Bilski cited in BPAI rejection

    December 01, 2008

    The USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences last week rejected a business method patent based on the recent ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in In re Bilski

  • Film companies test ISP liability in Australia

    December 01, 2008

    A coalition of Australian film makers has launched a case against internet service provider iiNet that will test the liability for online copyright infringement in Australia

  • FTC appeals Rambus decision to Supreme Court

    December 01, 2008

    The Federal Trade Commission has asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal of an April ruling that found technology developer Rambus had not engaged in anticompetitive behaviour

  • Pharma industry attacked over patent strategies

    December 01, 2008

    The pharmaceutical industry has rejected criticisms, made in an EU report released last week, that it uses patents to block generic competition

  • Pharma industry attacked over patent strategies (full version)

    December 01, 2008

    The pharmaceutical industry has rejected criticisms, made in an EU report released last week, that it uses patents to block generic competition

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