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  • Roundtable: The second medical use challenge – full transcript

    February 28, 2017

    Three leading patent specialists discussed one of the most challenging issues in IP at the moment – incentivising new uses for known drugs – at a recent roundtable discussion. The participants were: Jurgen Dressel, head of global patent litigation strategy, Novartis Pharma; Galit Gonen, VP and general counsel for Europe at Teva; and Professor Sir Robin Jacob, former Court of Appeal judge and professor at the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, University College London

  • The next leap forward in patent translation

    November 01, 2016

    WIPO has revealed its latest tool for patent translation, which is based on neural machine translation technology

  • 2016 GII identifies emerging economies and need for cross-border collaboration

    August 18, 2016

    With a focus on global innovation, the ninth edition of WIPO’s Global Innovation Index sees China join a list of 25 leading economies and the promotion of emerging economies including India

  • Online courts and the future of IP litigation

    July 04, 2016

    Are online courts the future for IP disputes? That was the topic of the annual Collyer Bristow IP debate between Tim Bamford and Karen Fong. They reveal some snippets from their diaries in the months leading up to the big fight

  • OECD IP tax reforms win G20 approval

    October 19, 2015

    G20 Finance Ministers have endorsed the OECD’s final recommendations to reform preferential IP tax regimes, such as the Patent Box, worldwide

  • The PCT surge: do you need to worry?

    September 25, 2015

    Patent applicants have been warned that there may be a shortage of patent translators to handle the expected rise in US-originating PCT applications entering the national phase this month and in October. Managing IP investigates

  • Is ADR the way forward for FRAND?

    September 21, 2015

    Erik Wilbers, director of WIPO's Arbitration and Mediation Center, speaks to Managing IP about growing comfort with alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in IP and the role that ADR can play in FRAND disputes

  • Three policy themes to be targeted in UK IPO research

    September 09, 2015

    IP research will focus on enforcement and infringement, innovation and growth and the value of intellectual property, according to the UK IPO’s 2015-16 research and evaluation priorities

  • Interview: Pippa Hall, chief economist, UK IPO

    September 09, 2015

    As the UK Intellectual Property Office announced its 2015-16 research and evaluation priorities, James Nurton spoke to chief economist Pippa Hall about data, difficulties between economists and lawyers and that recent article in The Economist

  • The seven disruptors that are changing IP practice

    August 26, 2015

    The IP legal market is changing. In-house counsel want more for less, technology is commoditising work processes and the partnership track is becoming less attractive to growing numbers of lawyers. Emma Barraclough considers the influences that are reshaping the market. Plus: those shaping the changes make their predictions for the future

  • Recent guidance on SEP licensing in the US and EU

    August 25, 2015

    Two decisions in Europe and the United States have addressed the licensing of standard- essential patents. Andrew Moir, David Wilson, Nic Ruesink- Brown, Joseph Falcone and Allison Alcasabas ask: have the courts provided a helping FRAND?

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