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  • Obama's nod to patents welcomed

    January 31, 2011

    IP practitioners expressed optimism about President Barack Obama's reference to patents during his State of the Union address last Tuesday

  • Patent survey: Europe

    January 28, 2011

    Find out which firms are highly ranked, and which are up and down in the key EU markets as well as central and southern Europe

  • Beware of inventor disputes in China

    January 28, 2011

    Companies doing R&D in China need to think carefully about how they reward their inventors or risk getting taken to court, said speakers at an event in the country last week

  • Patent survey: Asia

    January 28, 2011

    Top patent firms in Asia ranked for prosecution and contentious work. Includes tables for overseas firms in key jurisdictions.

  • Patent survey: Americas

    January 27, 2011

    Leading patent firms ranked in Latin America, Canada and the United States - includes regional US rankings - based on six months of research by Managing IP researchers

  • Patent survey: Africa and Middle East

    January 27, 2011

    Managing IP's 2011 patent survey is the first part of the most comprehensive annual study of the IP legal market. This section includes rankings of the leading firms in important emerging markets

  • Copyright lawyer nominated to be US solicitor general

    January 26, 2011

    President Barack Obama’s pick to fill the position of US solicitor general has raised the eyebrows of some copyright stakeholders

  • Hong Kong braced for competition law

    January 25, 2011

    Companies in Hong Kong should start preparing to balance the conflicting demands of IP and competition law, as a Competition Bill is likely to be passed in 2012, said speakers at a seminar last week

  • Michel points to flaws in patent reform bill

    January 25, 2011

    The 2011 Patent Reform Act would mean significant changes for the USPTO

  • New effort to reform US patent law launched

    January 25, 2011

    The announcement by the US Congress last week that it will revive patent reform legislation has been criticised by some who would rather see a fully funded USPTO

  • Patent grants and applications soar in China

    January 25, 2011

    SIPO granted 40% more patents last year than in 2009 and received more than 1.2 million patent applications, according to official statistics

  • Dyson too negative on China IP enforcement

    January 18, 2011

    Lawyers believe that criticism of China’s patent system by UK inventor James Dyson goes too far

  • Why IP and Curaçao don’t mix

    January 14, 2011

    As developed countries try to increase their tax revenue to reduce fiscal deficits, companies that move their IP into tax-efficient jurisdictions will come under increasing scrutiny

  • Judges take on technology challenge

    January 13, 2011

    Judges from the US, EU and China have claimed that, in the absence of legal reform, they will have to be responsible for helping the law keep pace with technology

  • Uniloc could further delay patent reform

    January 11, 2011

    The Uniloc decision is the latest in a series of Federal Circuit and Supreme Court opinions delivered over the last several years that could make patent reform moot

  • Patent infringement defendants revel in Uniloc decision

    January 07, 2011

    The Federal Circuit’s ruling this week in Uniloc USA v Microsoft will undoubtedly make it harder for plaintiffs in patent infringement cases to win excessive damages awards

  • US report on China’s indigenous innovation slammed

    January 06, 2011

    A US International Trade Commission report that attacked China’s indigenous innovation policies has been criticised by IP practitioners in the country

  • New EPO rules on priority applications come into force

    January 05, 2011

    Applicants for European patents now have to supply the EPO with the search results from their priority applications, under new rules that came into force on January 1

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