Patent - news©2019 Managing Intellectual Property60Patent - newsHow financial services companies want to monetise their portfoliosIn-house counsel at five financial services firms explain why the industry is increasingly looking to generate returns on patent investments, and speculate on how that monetisation might be achieved, 23 Aug 2019 14:00:00 GMTLawyers mull tax cut benefits after France IP box updateIn-house and private practice lawyers in France have offered mixed views of the country’s updated IP box tax relief regime – with one describing the need for a balancing act between publishing information and keeping inventions secret, 23 Aug 2019 10:00:00 GMTIn-house roundup: Businesses unfazed by German UPC hesitationManaging IP rounds up the latest news and analysis on patent-focused businesses and their IP strategies, 22 Aug 2019 10:45:00 GMTBeware the pay gap: lawyers who shun an in-house switchIn part three of our series on private practice versus in-house work, lawyers explain why – despite an element of “the grass is always greener” – they have been happy to steer clear of in-house life, 21 Aug 2019 11:00:00 GMTLixil: Japan on right path to help patenteesMasaki Kataoka, head of IP at the Japanese housing equipment and building materials company, is optimistic about how the Japan Patent Office can help companies increase IP value, 20 Aug 2019 09:00:00 GMTLawyers say Federal Circuit’s USPTO request may affect trialsThe Federal Circuit has asked USPTO director Andrei Iancu to explain what deference should be afforded to a panel that determines whether patent disputes are precedential – a move which, lawyers say, could affect future disputes, 19 Aug 2019 11:00:00 GMTOil and gas digitalisation: overcoming §101 to obtain valuable patentsThrough strategic claim drafting, oil and gas companies can overcome Section 101 and obtain patents covering digital technologies and AI, say Charles Collins-Chase, Jennifer Roscetti and Paul Townsend of Finnegan, 16 Aug 2019 11:30:00 GMTIn-house roundup: better licences wanted for open standards; how financial firms monetise patentsManaging IP rounds up news and analysis on patent-focused businesses and their patent strategies, 15 Aug 2019 14:00:00 GMTIP STARS 2020 research and webinarIP STARS will start accepting firm submissions and scheduling research interviews from September 2 2019. Register for the research and webinar to find out more, 15 Aug 2019 08:15:00 GMTPPH: diverging opinions at the USPTO and EPOLawyers tell Managing IP that because of different approaches by the offices, plus some examiners’ tendency to take less notice of previous results, the PPH programme is not always beneficial, 14 Aug 2019 10:15:00 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 GMTManaging IP survey: SPC frameworkManaging IP is seeking views from in-house counsel at pharma and biotech companies on the state of the SPC framework in Europe; including Article 3a, the waiver and unitary SPCs, 12 Aug 2019 12:15:00 GMTReaction as US authorises Venezuela IP protectionLawyers praise “clear and well-defined” licence as US executive order clarifies that brand owners can seek protection in the troubled South American nation, 09 Aug 2019 13:15:00 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 GMT‘No going back’: IP lawyers on switching to in-houseLawyers at Aston Martin, Dyson, Adobe and other organisations explain why they left private practice for the bright lights of in-house, 08 Aug 2019 14:30:00 GMTIn-house roundup: FRAND divergence stifles strategies; Judges say Section 101 tough to get right; ITC offers unique enforcement pathwayManaging IP rounds up the latest news and analysis from patent-focused businesses, 08 Aug 2019 13:00:00 GMTLord Kitchin interview: ‘You have to balance reason with humanity’Less than a year into his role, Kitchin talks about life as a UK Supreme Court justice and why – despite his extensive IP background – he is being excluded from one of the biggest patent cases in years, 07 Aug 2019 10:15:00 GMTSingapore litigation reforms: concerns over heavy caseload for High CourtIn-house counsel are wary of the reforms’ impact, but an additional fast track for lower value disputes may alleviate concerns, 07 Aug 2019 01:00:00 GMTLord Kitchin: life at the UK Supreme CourtThe only justice with an IP background tells Managing IP how legal teams should test their arguments, that he balances reasoning and personal experience, and why he’ll be completely excluded from an upcoming FRAND trial, 06 Aug 2019 11:00:00 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 GMTWho run the (IP) world?In-house counsel tell Managing IP about the challenges and advantages for women in IP, with one offering a startling prediction that in five to 10 years, nearly all IP directors will be women, 05 Aug 2019 10:00:00 GMTIn-house roundup: How to manage AI applications; pharma unconcerned by NHS provision; fintech embraces open sourceManaging IP rounds up the latest news and analysis from patent-focused businesses, 02 Aug 2019 10:00:00 GMTManaging IP’s most-read stories in July 2019Tributes to an “unfailingly polite, kind and generous” judge who sadly passed away, an analysis of EPO exam results and a preview of a copyright case involving Ordnance Survey were among the most-read articles last month, 01 Aug 2019 17:15:00 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 GMTSurvey: Nearly two thirds of in-house counsel have faced discriminationPart one of a Managing IP survey reveals the lack of gender and cultural diversity among IP in-house counsel, with lawyers shedding light on their experiences, 30 Jul 2019 10:00:00 GMTAI and IP: the view from aboveManaging IP speaks to the directors of WIPO and the EUIPO to gauge their views on AI, asking how the technology can help the offices be more efficient and whether job losses are inevitable, 30 Jul 2019 09:30:00 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 GMTIn-house roundup: Tech convergence set to drive automotive open source acceptance; Section 101 not stopping patentingManaging IP rounds up the latest news and analysis from patent-focused businesses, 26 Jul 2019 10:00:00 GMTBusinesses in Asia reveal trade secrets strugglesIn-house counsel face challenges in deciding between protecting inventions with patents or keeping them secret as regulations are still developing, 26 Jul 2019 03:00:00 GMTEPO exam results: why the UK tops the classAs data reveals that German and French attorneys lag behind their UK counterparts on the tests for appearing at the EPO, Managing IP asks why the UK leads the field, 25 Jul 2019 15:15:00 GMT