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  • Brexit, trade marks and designs: the position papers compared

    December 18, 2017

    Associations including CITMA, ECTA, INTA and MARQUES have published position papers discussing IP rights when the UK leaves the EU in March 2019. Managing IP looks at the biggest issues, including registered EU rights, pending applications, exhaustion and representation

  • European Commission releases counterfeiting and SEPs measures

    November 29, 2017

    The European Commission has presented a number of measures aimed at protecting intellectual property rights, including recommendations for fighting counterfeits and creating a balanced system for standard essential patents. The SEPs guidance was particularly well received

  • TRIPs Protocol on public health deadline to be extended

    October 23, 2017

    WTO members agreed to extend the period for acceptance of the Protocol Amending the TRIPs Agreement until December 31 2019 at the TRIPs Council meeting on October 19 to 20

  • Interview: Jesper Kongstad, former chair of the EPO Administrative Council

    October 10, 2017

    Jesper Kongstad has stepped down as head of Denmark's Patent and Trade Mark Office and joined IP firm Zacco. In this interview, he reflects on recent changes and challenges for national IP offices and the EPO

  • New IP firm launched in Europe

    September 26, 2017

    A new IP law firm, AIPEX, seeks to provide a unique IP service by offering a one-stop service through its independent member firms in 11 European locations

  • European Commission makes Brexit IP proposal

    September 12, 2017

    Patent and trade mark attorneys have welcomed the European Commission's plans for unitary IP rights after Brexit

  • Brexit: the top five legislative challenges

    August 24, 2017

    Brexit affects IP in many ways. James Nurton and Kingsley Egbuonu identify five areas where urgent action is needed to provide clarity and ensure a smooth transition

  • Life science strategies in the US

    July 06, 2017

    At Managing IP’s European Life Sciences Forum, Finnegan’s Jennifer Roscetti and Erin Sommers covered issues of patent eligibility in the US and tips for IPR proceedings

  • European Life Sciences Forum 2017 - key takeaways

    July 06, 2017

    Brexit, the UPC, second medical use patents, biologics and digital health were all on the agenda at Managing IP's first European Life Sciences Forum in London

  • Interview: Deanna Wong, partner, Hogan Lovells

    June 30, 2017

    Deanna Wong is partner at Hogan Lovells' Beijing office and an IP practitioner with 20 years of experience in China and Hong Kong. As part of the Women in IP series, she speaks to Alice O’Donkor about the progress of IP enforcement in China, the plight of foreign brand owners and work-life balance.

  • Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (June 2017)

    June 30, 2017

    Legal challenge delays Germany’s UPC Agreement ratification progress; UK government resumes ratification procedure; new start date for the UPC; IP Federation seeks clarity over the case management system; and the latest UPC-related articles on managingip.com include how indirect infringement will be interpreted

  • New opportunities for protecting and managing your data

    June 23, 2017

    The future will increasingly be dominated by big data. But, asks Afzana Anwer, what role will IP rights play in enabling and limiting this?

  • Contributory infringement in Europe – before and after the UPC (sponsored)

    June 23, 2017

    Karolina Wiktorson and Benjamin Hoffmann of Valea review cases relating to the question of contributory infringement, and ask whether the outcome of these may change once the UPC Agreement comes into force

  • Germany's UPC Agreement ratification progress put on hold

    June 13, 2017

    The Office of the Federal President has agreed to hold off signing the approved laws necessary for the ratification of the UPC Agreement until a court case has been decided

  • Interview: Joan Mill of CPA Global on IP and technology

    June 08, 2017

    For our latest Women in IP interview, James Nurton talks to Joan Mill, head of sales for EMEA at CPA Global, about AI, ambition and athletics

  • The UK General Election and IP rights

    June 02, 2017

    On June 8, the UK will vote on who becomes the next government. What are the parties’ policies on issues affecting IP rights? Alice O’Donkor reviews what the manifestoes say about creativity, investment and growth in IP

  • Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (May 2017)

    May 30, 2017

    UK government intends to honour ratification promise if re-elected in June; Business associations call on the UK and other EU member states to launch the system as soon as possible; UPC IT system improved; and latest UPC news on managingip.com include procedural issues and choice of representative

  • When client-adviser relationships go sour ...

    May 25, 2017

    The second part of our IP STARS research, based on a survey of 1,200 in-house practitioners, looks at what causes relationships to go wrong

  • The Unitary Patent and UPC demystified (sponsored article)

    May 19, 2017

    The Unitary Patent is the biggest development in European patent law in 40 years. Justin Simpson of RWS inovia answers common questions about it

  • Questions remain over UPC case management system

    May 18, 2017

    Patent practitioners will soon be using the UPC case management system. Despite two years of investment in building it, there are lots of questions about how it will work

  • Global trends in life science patent litigation

    May 05, 2017

    How do the outcomes of patents cases vary in different jurisdictions? Eric Sergheraert analyses the trends revealed in a study of decisions over 10 years

  • Utynam’s Heirs

    May 04, 2017

    Utynam was pleased to attend the 25th Annual Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference at Fordham Law School in New York last month. Here are a few memorable moments

  • Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (April 2017)

    April 28, 2017

    Purdah delays UK ratification plans; Germany makes progress with ratification; Belgium consents to UPCA Protocol; and draft UPC Rules of Procedure published

  • People and firm moves in Europe (April 2017)

    April 28, 2017

    We round up news from Bristows, Cleveland Scott York, Dentons, Bryan Cave and Simmons & Simmons

  • The Unwired Planet FRAND judgment: 7 key talking points

    April 06, 2017

    Mr Justice Birss handed down his judgment in the standard-essential patent (SEP) dispute between Unwired Planet and Huawei on April 5. Managing IP asked patent practitioners why the ruling is significant

  • Judge sets royalty rates and threatens injunction in Unwired Planet case

    April 05, 2017

    Unwired Planet did not abuse its dominant position by seeking to enforce standard-essential patents against Huawei, and is entitled to damages and possibly an injunction, Mr Justice Birss of the UK Patents Court has ruled

  • May triggers Article 50 and White Paper published - Brexit latest

    March 31, 2017

    Information on the UK's divorce from the EU, and what that means for IP rights, is becoming clearer, but many questions remain. Managing IP reports on the latest developments, offers pointers for IP practitioners and provides links to useful resources

  • Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (March 2017)

    March 31, 2017

    UK on course to ratify the UPC Agreement despite triggering Article 50, Germany’s ratification process progressing smoothly, UPC Preparatory Committee concludes work, UK Parliament starts discussions on the Great Repeal Bill, European Parliament and Council propose guidelines to Brexit negotiations which would have an impact on IP

  • How the CJEU has interpreted “protected” in the SPC Regulation

    March 31, 2017

    What does “protected” by a patent mean? Brian Cordery and Steven Willis look at how the CJEU has approached Article 3(a) of the SPC Regulation

  • UK on course to ratify UPC Agreement

    March 30, 2017

    A UK IPO statement has confirmed that preparations "remain fully on track" and given more detail on when the last few legislative steps should be expected. This comes a day after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 to commence Brexit

  • MIP Global Awards 2017: The highlights

    March 15, 2017

    85 awards, including for corporate social responsibility and in-house achievement, were presented at Managing IP’s 12th Global Awards dinner at The Savoy in London last week. The photos from the event have also been published

  • Managing IP Global Awards Winners 2017

    March 10, 2017

    The Global Awards Dinner was held at The Savoy in London on March 9, with 300 guests from 89 firms and 44 countries

  • Roundtable: The second medical use challenge – full transcript

    February 28, 2017

    Three leading patent specialists discussed one of the most challenging issues in IP at the moment – incentivising new uses for known drugs – at a recent roundtable discussion. The participants were: Jurgen Dressel, head of global patent litigation strategy, Novartis Pharma; Galit Gonen, VP and general counsel for Europe at Teva; and Professor Sir Robin Jacob, former Court of Appeal judge and professor at the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, University College London

  • Are you 3DP ready?

    February 28, 2017

    3D printing is already causing disruption in some industries. Stella Wong considers how to develop a 3DP IP strategy, with a particular focus on the medical industry

  • Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (January/February 2017)

    February 28, 2017

    EU Council ministers discuss Unitary Patent and UPC, Italy ratifies the UPC Agreement (UPCA), UK government publishes Brexit strategy document and answers questions on its UPCA ratification commitment

  • MIP International Women's Leadership Forum 2017 - highlights

    February 10, 2017

    Alice O'Donkor reports from our latest Women in IP event, held at the Waldorf Hilton in London, where topics including the UPC, Brexit, brand management and leadership were discussed

  • Managing IP Global Awards 2017 - shortlists announced!

    February 02, 2017

    Managing IP's annual Global Awards dinner will be held at The Savoy Hotel in London on March 9. Trophies will be presented to the firms of the year in Asia, Europe and Latin America and winners will be chosen from these shortlists

  • Two tales of innovation - a profile of Caimi Brevetti

    February 01, 2017

    Italian family company Caimi Brevetti recently won the first DesignEuropa award for small and emerging companies. James Nurton spoke to company director Franco Caimi about designs, patents and protecting innovative products

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