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  • Crucial week for EU IP policy

    May 27, 2008

    Meetings later this week could shape the future of patent and trade mark protection in the European Union.

  • UK business method patent struck out

    May 27, 2008

    The England and Wales High Court has invalidated a UK patent owned by Israeli telecoms company Aerotel

  • UK relaxes approach to Swiss claims

    May 27, 2008

    New dosage regimes for known drugs may be patentable in the UK, following a Court of Appeal decision last week

  • Mediation gains popularity

    May 21, 2008

    Mediation is set to be a growing trend, according to panelists at a workshop on resolving disputes with ADR, which was held on Monday

  • When IP rights collide

    May 21, 2008

    Trademark rights may be just one piece of a larger IP puzzle when securing brand protection, said panelists at Tuesday’s session on the interplay between patent, trademark and copyright law

  • Develop emotional intelligence in mediation

    May 18, 2008

    Emotional intelligence is one of the most important skills that a mediator needs to have, according to Jane Juliano, president of Juliano & Associates, a dispute resolution firm and one of the trainers at the continuing education course for the INTA Panel of Neutrals that finished yesterday.

  • Federal Circuit seeks new patentability test in Bilski

    May 12, 2008

    Twelve Federal Circuit judges last week questioned lawyers about the definition of terms such as “tangible”, “abstract”, “concrete” and “transformative”, in the closely watched hearing in In re Bilski, which could redefine what is patentable subject matter in the US

  • How to survive ITC litigation

    May 01, 2008

    At a recent web seminar organized in conjunction with Finnegan Henderson, two private practitioners, an in-house lawyer and an attorney at the International Trade Commission explained how plaintiffs and defendants can navigate their way around the rules

  • Why India's patent battles matter

    May 01, 2008

    Four pharmaceutical patent cases being argued in India will have a big impact on healthcare issues in the region. Peter Ollier looks at what is at stake

  • China launches free patent translation tool

    May 01, 2008

    China is offering a free online machine translation service for patent searchers

  • UK, Germany and US top first IP Index

    May 01, 2008

    A new Global IP Index rates the UK, US and Germany as the top three major jurisdictions in the world for IP protection, while China is ranked bottom

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