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  • Managing IP EMEA Awards Winners 2018 revealed

    March 09, 2018

    The EMEA Awards Dinner was held at The Savoy in London on March 8, and recognised the best intellectual property firms in 25 countries and by region

  • This year’s top firms for patent work: IP STARS rankings

    March 04, 2018

    Following the publication of our trade mark rankings in the February issue, we now present the leading firms for patent work worldwide

  • German Constitutional Court plans to decide UPC complaint in 2018

    February 21, 2018

    The German constitutional complaint challenging the UPC Agreement is on a list of cases to be decided this year. But it is not certain a decision will come in 2018 and, even if it does, the timing will be vital in determining whether the UPC is in effect before Brexit

  • Unitary Patent and UPC Update: UK ratification nears, while German organisations weigh in

    February 13, 2018

    The UK’s Privy Council has approved the Unified Patent Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2017, the last piece of legislation required for the UK to ratify. In Germany, seven institutions and associations submitted statements on the constitutional complaint against the UPC

  • Managing IP EMEA Awards 2018 shortlists announced

    February 05, 2018

    Managing IP’s EMEA Awards dinner will be held on March 8 at The Savoy in London. Trophies will be presented to the firms of the year, with winners chosen from these shortlists

  • FRAND aid: Is the European Commission’s SEP guidance useful?

    January 29, 2018

    Both patent owners and implementers have welcomed the European Commission’s communication on standard essential patents. Does that mean it has successfully balanced competing interests or merely dodged the difficult questions? James Nurton investigates

  • INTA elects 2018 president, and other IP people moves

    January 23, 2018

    Managing IP’s regular round-up of people moves includes the launch of Brinks Gilson & Lione’s office in Shenzhen, and hires by Polsinelli, McKool Smith, Barnes & Thornburg, Bardehle Pagenberg, JA Kemp, Awapatent, Squire Patton Boggs, Haseltine Lake and more

  • UPC update: German Bar Association says constitutional complaint inadmissible

    January 17, 2018

    DAV tells the Federal Constitutional Court the constitutional complaint against German participation in the UPC is inadmissible. Other recent news includes the UK House of Lords approving an immunities and privileges order and France ratifying a similar order

  • How helpful is the EU Commission’s SEP guidance?

    January 17, 2018

    Both patent owners and implementers have welcomed the European Commission’s communication on standard essential patents. Does that mean it has successfully balanced competing interests or merely dodged the difficult questions? James Nurton investigates

  • IP cases to look out for in Europe in 2018

    January 05, 2018

    Hip hop music, the Louboutin red sole shoes and copyright protection for food are among the subjects of disputes pending before the European courts. Managing IP provides a guide to some of the more significant cases coming up this year

  • Highlights from the MIP European Patent Forum USA

    January 03, 2018

    Topics discussed at our recent European Patent Forum USA included the potential timeline for Germany ratifying the UPC, FRAND after Unwired Planet v Huawei, the patentability of computer-implemented inventions at the EPO, patent enforcement strategies in Europe and hot tubbing of experts in the UK

  • IP Stars PCT leaders report 2017: The top filing firms

    December 08, 2017

    This year’s leaders report reveals the top patent agencies and law firms behind the international PCT applications between 2014 and 2016

  • New IP firm launched in Europe

    September 26, 2017

    A new IP law firm, AIPEX, seeks to provide a unique IP service by offering a one-stop service through its independent member firms in 11 European locations

  • Validiity of essential patent for white LED confirmed

    August 16, 2017

    Takanori Abe reviews the litigation in Germany over Nichia's patent for a white LED

  • IP STARS Patent Handbook (2017) is now available

    August 01, 2017

    This year’s publication is the 21st edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s legal directory, and the biggest yet published

  • Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (July 2017)

    July 28, 2017

    UK consents to UPC Agreement (UPCA) Protocol and will resume legislative procedure for UPCA ratification in the autumn, UPC IT team seeks user input, and Germany’s legislative steps for ratification criticised

  • Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (June 2017)

    June 30, 2017

    Legal challenge delays Germany’s UPC Agreement ratification progress; UK government resumes ratification procedure; new start date for the UPC; IP Federation seeks clarity over the case management system; and the latest UPC-related articles on include how indirect infringement will be interpreted

  • What every corporate counsel should know about Germany’s EIL

    June 23, 2017

    Who really owns your intellectual property? Wherever in the world you are based, do not risk ignoring Germany’s Employee Invention Law, warn Matthias Weiden and Matthias Bornhäusser

  • Germany's UPC Agreement ratification progress put on hold

    June 13, 2017

    The Office of the Federal President has agreed to hold off signing the approved laws necessary for the ratification of the UPC Agreement until a court case has been decided

  • Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (May 2017)

    May 30, 2017

    UK government intends to honour ratification promise if re-elected in June; Business associations call on the UK and other EU member states to launch the system as soon as possible; UPC IT system improved; and latest UPC news on include procedural issues and choice of representative

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