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April 2018
11-13
The new China Intellectual Property & Innovation Summit 2018 (CIPIS) is coming on April 11-13, 2018, in Shanghai, China.
March 2018
11-13
The Chief Litigation Officer Summit is the premium forum for bringing leading in-house litigation counsel across the nation together with service providers.
IP Law Summit
Las Vegas, NV
March 2018
11-13
The IP Law Summit is the premium forum for bringing senior IP Counsel within the largest corporations and mid-market organizations together with service providers.
May 2018
19-23
IP professionals from around the globe are invited to gather May 19-23, 2018 for INTA’s 140th Annual Meeting
November 2017
27
The Future Tech IP Summit explores the uncharted territories of Emerging technologies with strong focus on IP protection, management and commercialisation for Small to Medium Size Enterprises.
December 2017
7-8
This high-level conference gathers + 450 practitioners to discuss the timeliest IP issues and EU reforms related to patent, copyright, trademark, design and new technologies.
December 2017
7-8
BIP Asia Forum brings IP professionals and business leaders from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in the IP world, and to explore business collaboration opportunities.
January 2018
16-18
The fifth edition of World Intellectual Property Forum is scheduled in Dubai from 16th to 18th January, 2018 at Hotel Raffles.
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January 2018
16-18
The fifth edition of World Intellectual Property Forum is scheduled in Dubai from 16th to 18th January, 2018 at Hotel Raffles.
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Patent perception must shift, says Schecter
13 December 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Public perception must shift if the US is to find feasible solutions to patent abuse, according to chief patent counsel at IBM Manny Schecter
Patent owners winning in IPR
12 December 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Patent owners are winning more than losing in IPR proceedings, according to a study from law firm Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
High tech companies weigh in on Allergan deal
11 December 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Tech companies have argued that Allergan should not be allowed to circumvent the inter partes review process with its controversial patent deal with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
BlackBerry to pay $137 million to Nokia
08 December 2017 | Waterloo | Reporter: Barney Dixon
BlackBerry will pay $137 million to Nokia after the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Court of Arbitration ruled against the company in a patent licensing dispute
ILO ruling “vote of no confidence” for Battistelli, says CSC
07 December 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
In an open letter to the EPO’s heads of delegations, the CSC said that it interpreted the ILO’s decision as a “massive vote of no confidence in the president of the EPO"
China world’s top patent filer in 2016
07 December 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
China has emerged as the top patent filer in the world, accounting for nearly all of the 8 percent growth in patent applications in 2016
EPO president’s impartiality questioned at ILO
06 December 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The International Labour Organisation has questioned the impartiality of EPO president Benoît Battistelli, in two tribunal decisions concerning an EPO employee, and found that there was a conflict of interest on the part of the president
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