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Managing IP's 2020 Asia-Pacific IP Focus reflects a number of exciting IP developments in jurisdictions as various as India, China, Japan, Australia and South Korea. It also addresses the practical aspects of navigating the different legal systems in this region. Artificial intelligence is a seminal topic in this Focus as countries respond to its increasing use and grapple with how to protect it under IP law.

The article on patent applications for AI innovations in Japan details trends in the field and discusses the many uses to which AI can be put. Also on the theme of AI, the piece on Chinese examination standards provides a valuable insight into the rules around subject matter, inventiveness and sufficient disclosure. I am sure this material will be useful for those seeking to protect AI in the jurisdiction.

The article on the Indian patent review and appeal process offers information on how to manage the situation once a patent application has been refused. It looks at the different grounds for overturning a rejection. Meanwhile, the write-up on key new developments in South Korean IP legislation and the possible introduction of "K-discovery" is also essential reading for those who wish to know more about damages and IP evidence procedure in the country.

Finally, this supplement includes two pieces written by Managing IP's Asia correspondent on the CNIPA's yearly plan and the Rokt decision in Australia concerning computer-implemented inventions. The latter article is another interesting read for those with business interests in the AI arena.

Whether you wish to learn more about IP developments in South Korea, want to file a patent application in India successfully or simply want to know more about the intersection between IP and AI in China and Japan, this supplement will assist you in managing the dynamic landscape of this region adroitly.

Sanjana Kapila

Commercial projects editor

Managing IP

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