Upcoming events
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June 2017
19-20
The European Corporate Counsel Summit is the premium forum bringing together leading in-house counsel with specialist international law firms and legal services providers.
AIPPI World Congress
Sydney, Australia
October 2017
13-17
The 2017 AIPPI World Congress will be held in Sydney, Australia and promises to be an unforgettable event that will bring together attendees from all over the world.
September 2017
17-19
The Annual Meeting offers a mix of educational programs, committee meetings, networking opportunities and exhibits.
IP World Summit 2017
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
September 2017
25-27
Future strategies in a world of uncertainty: new rules, innovation and competition
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TurboPatent launches automated patent prosecution tool
28 June 2017 | Seattle | Reporter: Barney Dixon
TurboPatent has released a new tool aimed at automating and streamlining patent prosecution using artificial intelligence
UPC preparatory committee eyes new start date
28 June 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Despite uncertainty surrounding the Unified Patent Court, its preparatory committee remains hopeful for an early 2018 launch date
Haley joins Ropes & Gray patent spin off
28 June 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Ropes & Gray reveals the branding of its new patent prosecution business, following the appointment of James Haley as a name partner
Qualcomm denied motion to dismiss FTC case
28 June 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm has been denied a motion to dismiss the US Federal Trade Commission’s complaint over its licensing of standard-essential patents
Poly Medicure wins European patent challenge
27 June 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Indian medical device manufacturer Poly Medicure has beaten UK-based rival B Braun in a patent dispute at the European Patent Office
UPC order reaches UK parliament
26 June 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UPC is continuing its passage through the UK parliament after a tumultuous election and the recent Conservative-DUP deal
BBVA launches global patent office
26 June 2017 | Bilbao | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Spanish Bank BBVA has created a global patent office to coordinate its intellectual property protection efforts
Features
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With UC Berkeley appealing against the US PTAB’s decision in the CRISPR-Cas9 case, what’s next for the groundbreaking gene-editing technology? Kevin O’Connor, partner at Neal Gerber Eisenberg, explains
While uncertainty persists, plant breeders may need to double down to secure their rights, says Penny Maplestone of the British Society of Plant Breeders
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Least developed countries can now more easily obtain compulsory licences during public health emergencies, but some have been slow to take advantage. Vítor Palmela Fidalgo of Inventa International explains why
Diana Portna of D&L IP Group explains how Ukraine’s compulsory licensing laws could be opened up for the public interest, and how rights owners could react
Facing unacceptable pendencies in 2003, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office dug deep to make the patent prosecution service more efficient
TC Heartland’s Supreme Court question may see patent owners going cold on the Eastern District of Texas
It is incumbent on practitioners and applicants to take care in drafting and prosecuting applications, says Bea Koempel-Thomas of Lee & Hayes
Is American chipmaker Qualcomm in trouble? Joachim Frommhold of Weinmann Zimmerli examines the facts
Country profiles
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Bruno Nunes of BN IP explains how patent prosecution and licensing works in Macau, a market dominated by gaming and pharma
Tran Viet Phuong of Duong Tran offers a handy guide to patent prosecution
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The Andean Community has stood firm in the defence of its owns interests, says Jesús Cuba and Kelly Sánchez of OMC Abogados & Consultores
The first preliminary injunction granted by a China IP court was awarded to Christian Louboutin. Dr Weili Ma of Chofn Intellectual Property explains
Patent prosecution in South Africa rarely favours the inventor, but recent reforms are aiming to change that, one little bit at a time
The Tanzania Patent Office is a useful partner in the prosecution process, says Sunday Godfrey Ndamugoba of ABC Attorneys
Dominic Ogega Mwale, managing partner at Mwale & Company, explains how to patent in Kenya
Patent owners looking for an attractive place to seek protection in Asia need look no further than Singapore, says Max Ng and Gerald Mursjid of Gateway Law Corporation
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