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Diversity & Inclusion





Reform advocates say IP law needs a cultural reset after a report finds concerning trends in staff’s mental wellbeing
The NIST director and register of copyrights were added as co-vice chairs of the Council for Inclusive Innovation, among others
Exclusivity is not a feature of patent ownership but is systemically embedded in the IP lifecycle, says Arun Hill of Clarivate, as he examines possible solutions
USPTO announces new inclusion initiatives; CBA sues Bilibili for $60m; Japan and Germany dominate future innovators list; Sony flags own website; Interpol nets $11m of fake drugs; Apple avoids earphone infringement trial
Sources say the Solicitors Qualifying Examination can open access to the IP profession in England and Wales
McDonald’s sells Russia business but retains TMs; EPO announces inventor finalists; Apple fails in Optis patent trial; white men still highest earners; Musk hammers copyright law; UKIPO makes net zero commitment
Sources reveal how law firms tell staff if they are not partner material, and discuss how some firms offer alternative solutions
Phyllis Turner-Brim talks about her career, the need for balance in intellectual property policy and her passion for diversity and inclusion
Kathi Vidal, the USPTO’s new director, set out her vision for the office at the INTA Annual Meeting, including her desire to focus on pro-bono and inclusion
Jeremy Kaufman and Ali Buttars spoke about the need to move beyond the lawyer and non-lawyer hierarchy to improve IP teams
Panellists from New York, Mexico City and Geneva discussed how brands could avoid cultural appropriation and whether broader legal change was needed
With the new court expected to be up and running this year, female practitioners say it can and should do more to set an example on gender equality
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The EPO is planning an overhaul of its examination system, and counsel say it’s a chance to fix some long-lasting issues
LGBTQ IP lawyers say using rainbow colours and posting solidarity messages on social media must be followed by concrete action
Dagg tells Managing IP about being starstruck when dealing with Nobel Prize-winning inventors, and how she deals with self-doubt
Dispersed law firms grow fast; Chile joins Madrid; Judge Brown Jackson answers IP questions; Philippines IP office waives fees for women; EPO VICO project extended
Interviews; Exclusives
Derek Gilliland, who became a magistrate judge at the Western District of Texas this month, delves into his work, thoughts on Alan Albright and ambitions
Kirupa Pushparaj talks about his move to a fintech start-up focused on young-person financial independence, career progression and start-up IP needs
Sources from the High Tech Inventors Alliance, the Senate Judiciary IP Subcommittee and NPE Dominion Harbor weigh in on the rise of the Western District of Texas
Heath Hoglund, chief patent counsel at Dolby in San Francisco, sits down with Managing IP to talk about licensing, FRAND and more
David Simon, senior vice president of IP at Salesforce, shares his views on Section 101, Fintiv, the DMCA, and more
The intellectual property CEO of one of the world's largest telecoms companies talks about licensing, harvesting collaboration and global outreach
In Managing IP’s first corner office podcast, Bryan Zielinski talks about his company’s IP challenges and opportunities, AI, and more
The Federal Circuit’s latest decision that Teva induced infringement has stakeholders worried that US skinny label law has been thrown out the window
In this Managing IP masterclass, IP directors from Thyssenkrupp and AB InBev discuss the challenges of managing a post-pandemic in-house team
Guests from IFPMA, Knowledge Ecology International and Gowling WLG debate the necessity of waiving IP rights to COVID-19 vaccines
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