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  • Interview: Ron Marchant, former head of the UK IPO

    July 26, 2012

    Ron Marchant, the former chief executive of the UK IP Office, talks to Managing IP about his experiences working on innovation and IP policy in emerging markets, and the rich untapped IP assets he sees in places such as the former Soviet republics

  • Florian Müller on life at the smartphone frontline

    July 17, 2012

    Smartphone makers are slugging it out in patent courts around the world. But what are the implications of their fights for other IP owners, antitrust regulators and the organisations that oversee standards setting? Managing IP asked Foss Patents author Florian Müller to explain

  • How to win work from Huawei: Cindy Bian interviewed

    July 16, 2012

    Cindy Bian is a patent lawyer with Chinese telecoms company Huawei. She told Emma Barraclough about her role, why Chinese IP owners need to defend their rights, and how Huawei chooses its external advisers

  • How the USPTO’s Detroit patent office will work

    June 27, 2012

    USPTO commissioner for patents Peggy Focarino gave Managing IP a peek into how the first US satellite patent office will operate

  • EU Commission’s Kerstin Jorna defends unitary patent proposal

    June 12, 2012

    Kerstin Jorna, the EU Commission official in charge of intellectual property, has told Managing IP that the debate over the proposed unitary patent package should be “de-dramatised”

  • Interview: Ellen Lin, law clerk, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    May 18, 2012

    Managing IP asked Federal Circuit chief judge Randall Rader for permission to interview one of his trusted law clerks for a behind-the-scenes look into the country’s top IP court. We sat down with Ellen Lin in Washington DC to discuss what life is like at the CAFC

  • Interview: Rosa Wilkinson, innovation director at the UK IPO

    May 15, 2012

    Rosa Wilkinson joined the IPO in September last year after working with UK Trade and Investment and Lloyds Bank, where she served as director of public policy and regulation. She tells Emma Barraclough about her IP role

  • Interview: Judge Alan Lourie, Federal Circuit

    April 13, 2012

    Alan Lourie shares with Eileen McDermott why lawyers should never single-space long footnotes, how Section 101 law has become so confused, and his practical view of the Supreme Court’s reversal rate

  • Interview: Judge Colleen McMahon, SDNY

    April 02, 2012

    New York judge Colleen McMahon tells Karen Bolipata and a room full of judges why she went to law school, how she approaches patent cases, and why all judges need her invention, the e-Clerk

  • Interview: Horacio Gutierrez, Microsoft

    March 26, 2012

    “Licensing is the path forward”, Microsoft's corporate vice president and deputy general counsel of IP tells Eileen McDermott, explaining why it has shunned the patent wars

  • Behind the scenes at the Patents Court

    February 16, 2012

    An electric car, lunch at the Inn and excitement at the Applications Court - a day in the life of England & Wales High Court judge Mr Justice Arnold

  • Patents, paper and microbreaks: a day in the life of an EPO examiner

    January 23, 2012

    Willem Gijsels is an examiner in the telecommunications cluster at the EPO. He joined the Office in 1996 after five years in industry and works in The Hague. This EPO site is home to about 2,500 EPO staff, roughly half of whom are examiners. He tells Emma Barraclough about a typical working day

  • Exclusive interview: Dieter Brändle, President, Swiss Federal Patent Court

    January 13, 2012

    The president of Switzerland’s new patent court talks to James Nurton about judges, language and competition between European jurisdictions

  • Interview: Gerard Pannekoek, CEO of the first IP exchange

    December 15, 2011

    The world’s first IP exchange, based in Chicago, is set to launch next year. Eileen McDermott asked its CEO Gerard Pannekoek how it will work

  • Interview: Cecilia Wikström MEP on the EU’s patent package

    December 14, 2011

    With the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee set to discuss the unitary patent package next week, Emma Barraclough speaks to MEP Cecilia Wikström

  • Interview: Singapore’s licensing leader

    December 14, 2011

    Peter Ollier interviews Suresh Sachi, general counsel of A*Star, Singapore’s government research agency, about structuring an in-house team, the art of deal making and the city state’s drive to become an IP hub

  • Interview: Carsten Fink of WIPO on the World IP Report

    November 18, 2011

    Carsten Fink, WIPO’s chief economist, explains the difficulties of collecting data and what surprised him most in the new World IP Report in an interview with Simon Crompton

  • Interview: from the army to IPOS – Singapore’s new IP head

    November 16, 2011

    Tan Yih San, who took over as chief executive of the IP Office of Singapore in June, tells Peter Ollier about his plans for the office and how his time in the army has helped him prepare

  • Interview: Christoph Then on the Brüstle stem cell ruling

    November 11, 2011

    Following the European Court of Justice ruling on stem cell patents last month, Christoph Then, who helped Greenpeace to challenge the Brüstle patent, tells Managing IP why stem cell research will continue unscathed in Europe

  • Interview: Dickel Sooriah, co-founder GroupCamp

    November 07, 2011

    At the end of September French software developer GroupCamp received a letter from Texas-based non-practising entity Lodsys accusing it of infringing its patents and inviting it to negotiate a licence. Now its founders have launched a website asking companies in the same situation to pool their knowledge and share prior art to defeat Lodsys’s patents. Managing IP spoke to Dickel Sooriah about GroupCamp’s unusual tactics

  • Interview: T John Ward reflects on the Texas rocket-docket

    October 31, 2011

    In an exclusive interview with Eileen McDermott, Judge T John Ward talks about transition, trials and patent trolls

  • Interview: Judge Klaus Grabinski discusses the EU patent court

    October 19, 2011

    In an exclusive interview, one of Germany’s leading patent judges speaks to James Nurton about bifurcation, harmonisation, the prospects for a European patent litigation system – and what makes a good litigator

  • Interview: David Abrams on the downside of first-to file

    September 07, 2011

    As patent stakeholders brace for an overhaul of the US patent system touted by supporters as a jobs creation vehicle, a report published last week by two law professors suggests that the America Invents Act may discourage small inventors from obtaining patent protection

  • Interview: SIPO’s Tian Lipu on China’s patent deluge

    July 25, 2011

    While David Kappos of the USPTO is struggling to get more money to cope with its backlog, SIPO is preparing to recruit 5,000 more examiners by 2015

  • Interview: Robert van Peursem, judge, The Hague

    July 11, 2011

    In an exclusive interview, Robert van Peursem – senior judge in the IP department of The Hague District Court in the Netherlands – talks to James Nurton about judicial freedom, patent reform and cowboy courts

  • Interview: Loudon Owen, i4i chairman

    June 10, 2011

    Eileen McDermott spoke with i4i chairman Loudon Owen about the company's victory over Microsoft yesterday in the Supreme Court

  • Interview: Microsoft’s Andy Culbert on i4i and evidence standards

    April 13, 2011

    Managing IP spoke with Microsoft’s associate general counsel, Andy Culbert, about the company’s imminent Supreme Court hearing in Microsoft v i4i


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