The most popular story came from the INTA 2019 Annual Meeting and focussed on comments from Johnson & Johnson’s trademark counsel David McDonald. Talking about the need for in-house lawyers to focus on the wider needs of the business, he said: “Rarely are we performing our roles in a vacuum.”
Also popular was our report from the Fordham Conference at the start of the month. In-house counsel from Google and other companies discussed how they work internally and with external counsel.
Third on the list was our analysis of a report by law from Harrity & Harrity which concluded that artificial intelligence and blockchain are increasingly prominent in the portfolios of the US’s top 300 patentees.
The fourth most-read article covered the results of Managing IP’s survey of in-house trademark counsel. The survey found that counsel are increasingly expected to play the role of business partner but are largely embracing this change.
Finally, readers enjoyed our report on the key issues affecting IP and fashion where in-house counsel at Ted Baker and specialist fashion lawyers shared their tips with us.
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