Patents - Features©2019 Managing Intellectual Property60Patents - FeaturesWhy trade wars won’t safeguard trade secretsMatthew Werdegar of Keker, Van Nest & Peters examines current US efforts to curtail China’s theft of trade secrets and considers whether and what additional steps companies should take to protect themselves, 30 Sep 2019 10:00:00 GMTLessons learned five years after AliceDespite being criticised as contradictory and confusing, the Federal Circuit’s Section 101 case law since Alice provides some clear guidance that will assist practitioners, say Michael Kiklis, Shu Chen and Matthew Zapadka of Bass, Berry & Sims, 30 Sep 2019 09:00:00 GMTThe UK: a FRANDly jurisdiction?In the first of a two-part series, Laura Whiting and Paul Abbott of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer examine how the UK has become a haven for FRAND disputes, discuss recent cases and look ahead to this autumn’s big UK Supreme Court hearing, 26 Sep 2019 16:00:00 GMTTech M&A: 10 key IP considerations for investorsDuring M&A, the importance of due diligence into a target’s IP cannot be overstated, say Katie McConnell, Emily Sharkey and Penelope Thornton of Hogan Lovells, who provide 10 top tips for investors, 25 Sep 2019 10:00:00 GMTA harmonised approach to IP in RussiaDespite failing to clarify several pressing issues, a new resolution from the Russian Supreme Court seeks to harmonise the diverse approaches taken by lower courts in IP cases, as Darya Ermolina and Dmitry Grachyov of Baker McKenzie explain, 14 Aug 2019 09:00:00 GMTEU Enforcement Directive: proportionality in patent injunctionsIna vom Feld and other partners at Simmons & Simmons consider how courts across Europe take the proportionality requirement in the Enforcement Directive into account when deciding whether to grant a final injunction, 09 Aug 2019 10:15:00 GMTRecycling rare earth metalsAmid changing technology trends, more rare earth metals are required to meet our needs – and patent protection may be one solution. Chris Hamer and Laura Clews of Mathys & Squire report, 06 Aug 2019 10:30:00 GMTHow to empower young IP lawyers to be leadersNicola Dagg, Daniel Lim and Katie Coltart of Kirkland & Ellis consider the modern challenges firms face to develop and retain young, talented lawyers and the all-round benefits of an empowering working culture, 31 Jul 2019 09:00:00 GMTIPR and PGR: a complex and shifting landscapeKarl Renner and Dorothy Whelan of Fish & Richardson reflect on the state of post-grant patent practice in the US, the evolution of the inter partes review and new developments on the horizon, 29 Jul 2019 10:30:00 GMTWhat Brexit means for non-EU IP ownersJohn Pegram of Fish & Richardson considers the impact of Brexit on non-European IP owners, arguing that foreign companies will be less likely to use the UK as their point of entry into the EU, 22 Mar 2019 12:00:00 GMTRankings: 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 GMT