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We provide a rundown of Managing IP’s news and analysis coverage from the week, and review what’s been happening elsewhere in IP
Cannabis companies should make sure the goods and services they identify in trademark applications are not primarily used to consume the plant, say sources
An EPO Board of Appeal said this week that in-person was the best format for oral proceedings, despite recent videoconference use
The EPO met again with in-house counsel who are concerned that patent quality standards are slipping in favour of speedy grants
The executive director will address more questions surrounding the non-renewal of his contract in an in-depth interview tomorrow, April 27
The wounds from the text and data mining fight are still raw and practitioners doubt that the government’s new policy would settle the issue
The IP office told the Delhi High Court that it would restore around 164,000 abandoned trademark applications to their former status at the earliest opportunity
The chair of the management board gave Christian Archambeau a positive appraisal before the board’s decision to remove the executive director
Metaverse filings hit a record high relative to total filings at the UKIPO last year
Managing IP was the first to report major stories that matter, from more twists in the EUIPO saga to EPO quality assessments
The EUIPO management board must provide the Council of the EU with a performance assessment before it can remove the executive director
A technical effect must still be evident in the original patent filing, the EBoA said in its G2/21 decision today, March 23


The authority needs to be more consistent and offer clarity on what meets the threshold of creativity required to secure protection
We provide a rundown of Managing IP’s news and analysis coverage from the week, and review what’s been happening elsewhere in IP
Counsel debate whether criticisms of Kathi Vidal and the USPTO’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on PTAB petitions have merit
Implementers fear the proposals may free some sectors from the EU’s FRAND grasp, but SEP owners are also still unhappy
Interviews; Exclusives

Interviews; Exclusives

The executive director tells Managing IP why he’s proud of the job he did and explains how the EUIPO will handle SEPs
Steve Rowan tells Managing IP how the EPO plans to improve patent quality, and addresses criticism from industry and staff
Commissioner Hamano Koichi shares his vision for the JPO and explains that IP offices must promote innovation that drives social change
Insil Lee, commissioner at the KIPO, discusses the office’s plans for 2023 as well as her experiments with AI and big data
The EUIPO’s deputy executive director and candidate for the top job tells Managing IP about his vision for the office and why he’s not scared of change
In an exclusive interview, deputy CEO Andy Bartlett outlines his vision for digital transformation amid an uncertain political climate
In the third episode of our monthly podcast, the Managing IP editorial team unpacks SEP news, the probe into Judge Pauline Newman, and the biggest stories elsewhere
In the second episode of our monthly podcast, the Managing IP editorial team unpacks a busy month at SCOTUS, the EU’s solution to the FRAND conundrum, and the biggest stories elsewhere
In the first of a new monthly podcast, the Managing IP editorial team unpacks the race for the top job at the EUIPO, the key UPC trends to watch, and the biggest stories in Asian IP
Phyllis Turner-Brim talks about her career, the need for balance in intellectual property policy and her passion for diversity and inclusion
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
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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