Patents - Features©2019 Managing Intellectual Property60Patents - FeaturesRankings: The top firms for PCT work this yearManaging IP’s annual survey ranks the top Patent Cooperation Treaty filers in the main patenting jurisdictions. Data compiled by CPA Global, 03 Dec 2018 06:00:00 GMTAndrei Iancu interview: A change in tone at the USPTOAndrei Iancu is one of our 50 Most Influential People in IP. He has changed the mood at the USPTO since taking over as director – and he’s not done yet, 28 Nov 2018 04:15:00 GMTSEPs appeal: How Unwired Planet ruling helps telecoms and automotive companiesLarge telecoms companies say the Unwired Planet ruling will streamline licensing, while automotive companies believe it helps benchmark component prices. But more still needs to be clarified, 27 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMTIP Corporate Strategy - A glimpse into the futureSpeakers at the Managing IP Corporate Strategy Summit discussed issues pertinent to in-house counsel, including new ways to exploit IP assets, managing business risk, influencing policy and resolving disputes. Sanjana Kapila reports, 27 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMTComparative study on the stay of patent proceedings in EuropeMalte Köllner, Eric Sergheraert and Mihnea Hanganu compare the frequency of stays in patent infringement proceedings in Germany with the frequency of stays in other European countries, and conclude the German practice of staying proceedings gives serious cause for concern, 27 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMTIs a post-Brexit UK in the UPC “incompatible with EU principles”?A new paper concludes the UK cannot stay in the Unified Patent Court after Brexit. Patrick Wingrove speaks to the author as well as in-house and private practice lawyers, to unpack the important points of the research, 27 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMTAI: The issue of biasVincent Violago and Nikko Quevada discuss the various types of bias in machine learning algorithms and the data used to train the algorithms. They also analyse patents directed to bias mitigation, as well as the reasons machine bias is difficult to identify and eliminate, 12 Sep 2018 15:00:00 GMTCreating an effective FinTech IP strategyAWA Asia’s IP strategy and patent team in Beijing looks at the China FinTech market, discusses available IP protection mechanisms and considers how revised guidelines could provide opportunities to protect technology in this rapidly developing sector, 06 Sep 2018 00:15:00 GMTPractical aspects of patenting distributed ledger-related inventionsDmitry Andreev discusses issues in patenting blockchain-related technologies, and explains how to avoid the most common grounds of rejection, 01 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMTPatenting personalised medicine: Up close and personalEuropean in-house IP counsel tell Patrick Wingrove about the prospects and problems of individual treatments, particularly as AI plays a bigger role in making them, 01 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMTSection 101’s power wanes after BerkheimerNew data reveals that findings of invalidity have dropped since Berkheimer, the most important US subject matter eligibility case of 2018. Ellie Mertens and Michael Loney investigate, 01 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMTFinding balance in US patent damages awardsHigher patent damages may be more achievable in the US now. Ellie Mertens reveals the highest awards so far this year, 01 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMTHow autonomous vehicles will change IP strategiesThe automotive industry is facing fundamental challenges arising from autonomous driving and connected car technologies. Managing IP has published an in-depth report, in association with Gowling WLG, which discusses these challenges in depth, 10 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMTSPC change: The European Commission's controversial waiver proposalA controversial proposal to introduce an export manufacturing waiver for supplementary protection certificates could cause more problems than it solves, reports Patrick Wingrove, 03 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMTInterviews: In-house counsel on China challengesFive leading Asia in-house counsel tell Karry Lai how they deal with issues in China including trade mark enforcement, blockchain, AI, software patents and trade secret litigation, 03 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMTAI and patents: Even better than the real thing?Artificial intelligence will have a big impact on IP prosecution and litigation. Ellie Mertens takes a look at how it will change life for patent practitioners, 03 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT