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  • Sri Lanka group joins AIPPI

    October 23, 2012

    AIPPI’s newest national group is from Sri Lanka, where John Wilson helped set up the first IP association in January this year. Of the 24 members of the local association, four have so far joined AIPPI

  • AIPPI France creates judicial decisions site

    October 23, 2012

    The French group of AIPPI has launched a new website containing details of important IP cases in the country

  • Judges reveal FRAND thinking

    October 23, 2012

    How would courts in Germany, South Korea, China, Japan and the US rule in FRAND cases? Leading judges from each jurisdiction explained what they would do in a mock trial at the AIPPI Congress

  • Rousing response for Rolfe report

    October 23, 2012

    Change is on the cards for AIPPI, if the reception given to a report on the association's future is anything to go by

  • AIPPI to appear before UK Supreme Court

    October 23, 2012

    AIPPI’s UK Group has intervened in a prominent case pending before the UK Supreme Court, AIPPI deputy reporter general Nicola Dagg told the Executive Committee this week

  • How should a unified patent court work?

    October 23, 2012

    Who will be the judges? What role should the Court of Justice of the EU have? Will there be more bifurcation? And would you like to become a European patent judge? These were just some of the questions addressed by litigation specialists in a panel discussion

  • AIPPI report recommends overhaul

    September 27, 2012

    A frank report commissioned by the industry association says AIPPI has “stalled” and needs urgent reform if it is to remain relevant

  • Test your knowledge of IP news with this week’s quiz

    September 17, 2012

    Five questions on the European Observatory, Apple v Samsung, the Akamai-McKesson case, INTA and a dire warning about the IP system. Plus: answers to last week’s quiz.

  • Apple v Samsung: the Asia scorecard

    September 13, 2012

    Apple’s patent victory over Samsung in the US has grabbed headlines around the world, but it is just one part of their global patent war. Managing IP considers how the companies have been faring in Asia

  • Five predictions for life after Apple v Samsung

    August 31, 2012

    As Apple and Samsung continue to hash out post-trial details in California, many of the lessons from the $1 billion jury verdict for Apple have already been noted by their competitors

  • What the Apple v Samsung verdict says about US jury trials

    August 28, 2012

    Following a $1 billion verdict for Apple on Friday, it is clear that brand reputation and the gut instincts of ordinary consumers are crucial to winning patent cases before US juries

  • Analysis: the Nippon Steel dispute and Japanese IP Strategy

    May 22, 2012

    David Makman considers what a decision by Nippon Steel to sue a Korean business for ¥100 billion ($1.2 billion) in a trade secrets case says about the way Japanese companies deal with IP

  • KIPO welcomes new commissioner

    May 03, 2012

    President Myung-bak Lee has appointed a new Commissioner, Ho-won Kim, to head the Korea Intellectual Property Office. Kim’s term began on May 1

  • What’s on this week

    April 30, 2012

    Managing IP lists the IP decisions, conferences and events to watch out for this week

  • Asia-Pacific marks World IP Day

    April 26, 2012

    The Asia-Pacific region is the first to celebrate World IP Day. Peter Leung in Hong Kong rounds up some of the activities

  • Taiwan considers jail time for trade secrets theft

    April 19, 2012

    A proposed change to the law in Taiwan calls for up to five years imprisonment or fines of up to NT$10 million ($338,724) – more where there is intent to use the trade secrets abroad

  • Kolon counterclaim against DuPont dismissed

    April 13, 2012

    A US court’s summary judgment for DuPont against Kolon could inspire more use of trade secrets at a time when US patent law is in transition

  • The best stories from April Fool’s Day

    April 02, 2012

    Apple to protect a rectangle and EU agrees patent court venue? It must be April 1

  • IP news quiz, March 12 to 16

    March 16, 2012

    Test your knowledge of IP news with our five quick questions on the past week’s developments

  • Foreign law firms inch their way into Korea

    March 15, 2012

    Korea’s legal market is opening up to US firms, with eight so far planning to practise there. How will IP work be affected?

  • Commission investigates Samsung over 3G patents

    January 31, 2012

    The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into whether Samsung Electronics breached EU competition law by enforcing standard-essential patents for 3G technology

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