July 31 2012
Benchmark Litigation/Benchmark Canada’s inaugural Cross-Border Forum will focus on trends and issues facing Canadian and US contentious practitioners on both sides of the border
How many questions can you answer on this week’s IP news? All answers are available in articles published on managingip.com in the past week
July 30 2012
The proposed first-inventor-to-file rules published by the USPTO Thursday would effectively stop inventors – particularly in university research settings – from disclosing their inventions early, making the AIA’s safe...
July 27 2012
The CLS Bank v Alice decision may signal an unavoidable showdown that is brewing among judges who disagree on what constitutes patentable subject matter, said lawyers this week
Ron Marchant, the former chief executive of the UK IP Office, talks to Managing IP about his experiences working on innovation and IP policy in emerging markets, and the rich untapped IP assets he sees in places such ...
July 26 2012
Is it unrealistic to expect developing countries to bring their IP systems up to the level of advanced economies? Ron Marchant, former CEO of the UK IP Office, thinks so - as he told a seminar in Hong Kong last week
July 24 2012
Last month SIPO revealed how inventors of so-called green technology will be able to get their patent applications examined faster. Peter Leung explains how the new rules compare to expedited patent regimes at other I...
July 20 2012
The Court of Justice of the EU ruled this morning that supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) can be obtained for second medical use patents
July 19 2012
Corporate rivals seeking to thwart competitors’ patent applications under the USPTO’s new preissuance submission rules may inadvertently strengthen those that survive the extra scrutiny, lawyers say.
Managing IP is hosting the Global IP & Innovation Summit in Shanghai in September this year
Research in Motion has been losing ground for years – but a San Francisco jury’s verdict could help seal its fate in the smartphone race
Managing IP's 10th-anniversary list of the most influential people in IP sees Google's Larry Page at number one. Do you agree?
July 18 2012
A seven-year lawsuit was thrown out on Monday when a US judge dismissed Novell’s antitrust suit against Microsoft for $1.3 billion
July 17 2012
The Court of Justice of the EU will rule in a dispute between Neurim Pharmaceuticals and the UK Intellectual Property Office on Thursday, clarifying whether pharmaceutical companies can obtain supplementary protection...
Smartphone makers are slugging it out in patent courts around the world. But what are the implications of their fights for other IP owners, antitrust regulators and the organisations that oversee standards setting? Ma...
USPTO officials confirmed Friday during the opening ceremony of the Elijah J McCoy patent office in Detroit that the facility’s first 50 examiners will be assigned applications in art units 2800, 3600 and 3700
July 16 2012
Cindy Bian is a patent lawyer with Chinese telecoms company Huawei. She told Emma Barraclough about her role, why Chinese IP owners need to defend their rights, and how Huawei chooses its external advisers
Third parties can now electronically submit observations on PCT applications, including references to relevant prior art
July 13 2012
India’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board will hear Bayer’s appeal of a controversial compulsory licence ruling on August 21 in Chennai, according to Pharmabiz.com
July 12 2012
Monday’s Federal Circuit decision in CLS Bank v Alice has created additional uncertainty as to what constitutes a patentable idea, prompting speculation that the Supreme Court may take up the issue
July 10 2012
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July 02 2012
The USPTO has announced it will open three new satellite offices in addition to Detroit – Dallas, Texas; San Jose, California and Denver, Colorado
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