Managing IP Magazine©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Managing IP MagazineThis year’s top firms for patent work: IP STARS rankingsFollowing the publication of our trade mark rankings in the February issue, we now present the leading firms for patent work worldwide, 04 Mar 2018 15:30:00 GMTTrade secrets takeaways from Waymo v Uber and nearly two years of the DTSAThe trade secrets dispute over self-driving technology ended in a surprise settlement. Michael Loney asks what can be learned from the blockbuster case, and what issues remain unresolved since the enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act, 04 Mar 2018 05:30:00 GMTMaking plans as INTA presidentTish Berard, the new president of the International Trademark Association, discusses the association’s plans for 2018 in an interview with Ellie Mertens, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTArgentina's rule changes for patents, trade marks and designs explainedA decree has changed the rules for intellectual property in Argentina, quite drastically in some instances. Iris V Quadrio, Martín Bensadon and Iván A Poli analyse the most important modifications, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTPharma repurposing: Old drugs, new tricksThe development of new uses for existing drugs raises complex questions about patent law, regulation, economics and health policy. James Nurton reports from a recent conference hosted by UCL and Georgetown Law School, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTAfrica: Trade mark and copyright developments in Africa, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTAustria: The difficulties of establishing two trade marks, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTChina Patents: Data supplementation for chemical and biotech patents in China, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTChina trade marks: The rising importance of trade mark use in China, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTEuropean designs: The CJEU gives its interpretation of the “repair clause”, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTGermany: Clarification of the case law on repair and reconstruction, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTIndia: Territorial jurisdiction in cases involving online transactions, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTJapan: Novelty of cancer vaccine invention affirmed, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTThe Netherlands: The Hague Court examines copyright and streaming, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTThe Philippines: Examination guidelines for ICT and computer related inventions, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTRussia: The impact of bankruptcy on trade mark disputes, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTSouth Korea: Patent term extension in Korea, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTTaiwan: Utility model patents in Taiwan, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTThailand: Thailand removed from Priority Watch List, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTTurkey: Patent use and compulsory licences, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTUK: UK patent fast track, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTUS trade marks: Threats of TTAB Cancellations, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTVietnam: Vietnam’s new penal code, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTUtynam's Heirs, 27 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTTop firms for trade mark work: IP STARS rankingsManaging IP is pleased to reveal the first set of results of the research for the 2018 edition of IP STARS. Here, we present the leading firms for trade mark work in more than 80 jurisdictions, 01 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMTFRAND aid: Is the European Commission’s SEP guidance useful?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, 29 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTSEP update: Landmark TCL v Ericsson FRAND ruling; DOJ shifts stance; Samsung infringes Huawei patents in ChinaThe fourth US bench trial to determine a FRAND royalty is the first to use a top-down approach, and has parallels to the UK’s Unwired Planet decision. Managing IP also reports on a possible change in the Department of Justice's approach to SEPs and analyses Huawei's win over Samsung in China, 29 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTData and analysis: Top parties in US district court and at the PTABManaging IP talks to patent litigators and PTAB practitioners to identify the most important trends and cases that will impact US patent disputes in 2018. We also reveal the top entities and law firms for filing in district courts and the PTAB last year, 29 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTEuropean IP cases to look out for in 2018Hip hop, the Louboutin red sole shoes and copyright protection for food are among the subjects of disputes pending before the European courts. James Nurton provides a guide to some of the more significant cases coming up this year, 29 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTRe-evaluating companies’ AI protection strategiesArtificial intelligence innovation is challenging to patent because of changes in US law, meaning trade secrets may be more appealing. David A Prange and Alyssa N Lawson examine how to approach AI asset protection, 29 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT