Managing IP’s most-read stories in February 2019
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Managing IP’s most-read stories in February 2019

Artificial intelligence, cannabis and EU copyright were just some of the highlights in our news coverage in February – below we detail the five most-read stories for the month

1.       AI and patents poll part one: knowledge needed


At number one is the first part of a survey on artificial intelligence and patents. The survey was carried out by Patent Strategy, a new offering from Managing IP. You can read the results here.

2.       First infringement case could be ‘seminal moment’ for us cannabis sector

The second most-read story is on the hot topic of cannabis. Here we reported that some biotech companies believe that the future enforceability of cannabis patents rests on one particular case.

3.       EU copyright directive agreed in “present for creatives”

Next up is the political agreement to introduce the new EU Copyright Directive, which has divided opinion among interest groups; some see it as a win for copyright owners. You can read more here

4.       Big data may drive IP enforcement, businesses reveal

Number four is on big data. As you can read here in-house sources explain that big data tools could be increasingly used for analyses surrounding IP litigation as the technology becomes more reliable.

5.       Generics discuss fallout from major pharma patent cases

The fifth most-read story looks at the latest US pharmaceutical patent case law. Generic companies tell us which decisions they are most concerned about and why. You can see their views here.

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The group of lawyers, which includes seven IP partners, say they were impressed by ArentFox Schiff's wide-reaching experience
Andy Sherman, general counsel at Dolby Laboratories, says the company will continue to make GE Licensing’s patents available through existing pools
CMS, which represents Nestlé, had been told to respond to a cancellation action by February 12 but filed its response a day later
Keith Bergelt, CEO of the Open Invention Network, explains why AI technologies were not part of an update to its cross-licensing project
Kirkland & Ellis partners explain how they secured the dismissal of a patent case in which the other side had lied under oath
Managing IP understands the association had been considering other options, including Madrid or Vienna, after concerns were raised over Dubai’s positions on various rights
Chris Marando tells Managing IP that he's excited to work on PTAB matters at Perkins Coie, which recently hired another lawyer from his former firm
To mark Pride month, Darren Smyth, cochair of IP Out, says the legal profession must not forget that some members still face exclusion and hostility
Lawyers say the opening of the Milan central division this month is likely to boost the so far 'modest' activity in Italy
Sharon Urias tells us why she still has to explain the difference between copyright and trademarks
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