Managing IP’s Year-End
issue is now
online, and includes some interesting exclusive research
from our IP Stars team.
The PCT Leaders Report 2017 reveals the top filing firms
for international PCT applications between 2014 and 2016 in 19
of the most important patenting jurisdictions.
cover story analyses how big a threat the use of tribal
sovereign immunity is to the PTAB in the US. The lawyer behind
Allergan’s controversial transfer of patents to a
Native American tribe says he is "dedicated to taking a
wrecking ball to the IPR system" and that others are "lining up
to do deals". I assess whether the PTAB will rule that
sovereign immunity applies in these types of deals.
Elsewhere, we have articles on
how artificial intelligence will change trade mark law,
patent damages developments in China,
analysis of district court stays pending PTAB review in the
past 12 months, and
trends in trade dress litigation.
Not done there, we have our regular
Utynum’s Heirs column noting IP curiosities.
This month’s column includes harsh words from a
judge for Uber’s lawyers, a ruling on London cabs,
a dispute between two IP firms with Fish in their names, and
news of an anti-PTAB protest at the US Supreme Court.
also features our international briefings, bringing updates
from around the globe.
This was my first issue as managing editor. I hope you enjoy
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