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Counsel say the USPTO's swift action regarding letters of protest is helpful, but that quicker examination times are needed
Decisions by the EUIPO appeal boards on contentious trademarks prompt the need for a rethink on morality
The Grand Board said the applied-for mark would ‘trivialise’ one of the deadliest pandemics in history
The suggested rule change surrounding terminal disclaimers could ease the burden on defendants, but risks complicating prosecution strategies
Cross-border judicial collaboration and EU copyright were hot topics on the second day of the EUIPO’s 5th IP Case Law Conference
On day one of the EUIPO’s Case Law Conference, delegates heard why single-letter trademarks are weak and received an update on the EU’s design law shakeup
Counsel say they will have to be more inquisitive about the level of AI involvement in clients’ patent applications in the wake of newly released USPTO guidance
The resolution, which hints at a close link between work pressure on staff and patent quality, received overwhelming support
Analysis from a former EPO director showed that just 20.3% of patents survived untouched after decisions by the office’s opposition division were challenged
A key European Parliament committee backed the plan with 13 out of 23 votes
The EUIPO has advertised for a second deputy executive director to serve alongside Andrea Di Carlo, but questions over the office’s selection processes remain
The UK Supreme Court has ruled that only people can be named as inventors on patent applications in a defeat for the legal team behind the DABUS case
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Lawyers weigh in on the USPTO’s request for comment on the effects of AI on prior art analysis and obviousness determinations
We provide a rundown of Managing IP’s news and analysis from the week, and review what’s been happening elsewhere in IP
We provide a rundown of Managing IP’s news and analysis from the week, and review what’s been happening elsewhere in IP
Counsel say ‘strange’ results have increased their reliance on subscription-based search platforms, but costs are not being shifted onto clients yet
Interviews; Exclusives

Interviews; Exclusives

In an exclusive interview, Michael Schwager discusses the office’s AI use as well as some of the thorny issues it faces, including patent protection for computer-implemented inventions
Each week Managing IP speaks to a different IP practitioner about their life and career
Each week Managing IP speaks to a different IP practitioner about their life and career
Each week Managing IP speaks to a different IP lawyer about their life and career
Each week Managing IP speaks to a different IP practitioner about their life and career
The new executive director explains why he’s 'totally in favour' of using AI and how he plans to get the office’s budget back on track
In the latest episode, Managing IP is joined by Gwilym Roberts and Lee Davies from the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys to discuss the UPC, IP ministers, diversity and more
In the latest episode, the team discusses the battle to take control of listed company and IP business Qantm IP, and looks at some recent hiring trends
The winner of Managing IP’s Life Achievement Award discusses 50 years in IP law and how even he can’t avoid imposter syndrome
In the latest episode of our monthly podcast, the team discusses AI clarifications from India and the US, and previews the upcoming Managing IP Awards for EMEA and the Americas
Managing IP’s Max Walters appeared on the latest episode of ‘Two IPs in a pod’, a regular podcast hosted by the UK patent attorney body, to discuss AI, awards and more
In the latest episode of our monthly podcast, the team discusses standard-essential patent developments so far this year and delves into law firm hiring strategies
In the final episode of 2023, the team discusses our Top 50 and the biggest IP events of the year
In the latest episode of our monthly podcast, the team discusses six months of India’s reformed system for foreign law firms, the latest UPC trends and SEP developments
In this special podcast, Managing IP talks to a charity that is working tirelessly to support mental health initiatives in the IP profession
In the latest episode of our monthly podcast, the team discusses law firm merger strategies, a high-profile break-up, and the latest 5G patent developments
UKIPO CEO Tim Moss speaks to Managing IP about moving past Brexit, and champions the relevance of IP in government policy
More collaboration with the USPTO and implementing the CASE Act are some of Shira Perlmutter’s priorities as register of copyrights
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