Patents - Features©2017 Managing Intellectual Property60Patents - FeaturesCourt provides SEP guidance in ChinaThe Beijing IP Court has issued a landmark judgment in a SEP dispute between IWNCOMM and Sony. Guanyang Yao analyses the key points, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMTCourt clarifies scope of design protection in RussiaYuri Pylnev reviews a recent case in Russia that addressed the concepts of public interest and the single creative concept in design law, 29 May 2017 10:30:00 GMTGlobal trends in life science patent litigationHow do the outcomes of patents cases vary in different jurisdictions? Eric Sergheraert analyses the trends revealed in a study of decisions over 10 years, 05 May 2017 11:00:00 GMTHostile to foreign IP rights? The numbers tell a different storyForeign IP owners should not be afraid of China. George Chan and Luna Lu explain why, using recent data, 04 May 2017 10:00:00 GMTCelebrating this year’s outstanding work in IPManaging IP’s annual awards dinners were held in London and Washington DC in March. Find out more about the winners, and see photos from both events, on the following pages, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMTSoftware in the wake of Alice: intended target or inadvertent casualty?Myungjin Ro and Neil Davey review the impact of the US Supreme Court decision in Alice v CLS on software patenting, and analyse which courts seem to favour software patent holders and which courts appear to be harsher, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMTHow the CJEU has interpreted “protected” in the SPC RegulationWhat does “protected” by a patent mean? Brian Cordery and Steven Willis look at how the CJEU has approached Article 3(a) of the SPC Regulation, 31 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMTThe ethics of patenting genes and animalsThe patenting of living organisms remains controversial, despite decades of debate. Sirena Rubinoff provides a guide to the arguments, 23 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMTThe land that IP law forgotAs Myanmar has opened up in the past five years, multinationals have rushed into the country. But, reports Shaun Tan, its IP laws are still frozen in time, 14 Mar 2017 15:00:00 GMTAre you 3DP ready?3D printing is already causing disruption in some industries. Stella Wong considers how to develop a 3DP IP strategy, with a particular focus on the medical industry, 28 Feb 2017 10:00:00 GMTAvoid the tax shock in licensing agreementsChristopher M Neumeyer reviews the lessons to be learned from two recent cases where Taiwan companies were ordered to pay taxes on licensing fees paid to a foreign licensor, 28 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMTAmending claims at the PTAB – a fool’s errand?Patent owners have found it tough to meet the requirements for motions to amend claims in PTAB post issuance review proceedings. Binal J Patel, J Pieter van Es and Kimberly S Devine examine the eight decisions where such motions have been granted, 24 Feb 2017 13:00:00 GMTThis year’s premier patent firmsIn this, the second part of this year’s IP Stars research, we rank the top firms in 80 jurisdictions for patent work, 22 Feb 2017 13:00:00 GMTIP Stars Patent rankings 2017 - sneak peekThe 2017 IP Stars patent rankings are now available for all readers to see, 15 Feb 2017 14:30:00 GMTTwo tales of innovation - a profile of Caimi BrevettiItalian family company Caimi Brevetti recently won the first DesignEuropa award for small and emerging companies. James Nurton spoke to company director Franco Caimi about designs, patents and protecting innovative products, 01 Feb 2017 10:00:00 GMTEstoppel in PTAB proceedings and subsequent district court litigationJim Brogan, Brian Eutermoser and Janna Fischer discuss the ways that the unsuccessful IPR petitioner at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board still can challenge validity in subsequent district court litigation, 27 Jan 2017 10:00:00 GMTPTAB: estoppel and subsequent district court litigationJim Brogan, Brian Eutermoser and Janna Fischer discuss the ways that the unsuccessful IPR petitioner at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board still can challenge validity in subsequent district court litigation, 21 Dec 2016 11:00:00 GMTThe importance of expert evidence in GermanyThe use of expert witnesses is less common in German patent litigation compared with the UK or US and in practice experts are only used in approximately 5% to 10% of cases. However, argues Georg Rauh, greater complexity and technical difficulty of cases mean experts may become more important, 21 Nov 2016 10:00:00 GMTJapan’s unique combination of experts and advisersAs well as having party-appointed experts in litigation, Japanese courts can employ judicial research officials and technical advisers to assist judges. Naho Ebata explains their role, 21 Nov 2016 10:00:00 GMTHow experts can determine patent casesCorinne Atton and William Solander explain the role of expert witnesses and how they may often be issue- or case-determinative in US patent litigation, 21 Nov 2016 10:00:00 GMTAustralia: Evidence is vitalAustralia’s patent opposition system is well established, says Wayne Condon, but it’s important to note the differences between standard patents and innovation patents, 28 Sep 2016 19:00:00 GMTHow to obtain effective evidence in ChinaChina’s litigation system has much to offer foreign patent owners, but many find the rules on evidence challenging. Erick Robinson provides some tips, 28 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMTEPO: Inventive step the most effective patent killerEPO oppositions are well established, meaning there are many lessons for patent owners and challengers, as Arnie Clarke and Jack Shepherd explain, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMTJapan: A paper-based systemJapan’s current opposition system was introduced in April 2015, and imposes strict deadlines on parties. Yoichi Watanabe provides a guide, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMTKorea: New procedure on the wayWith the revisions to the Patent Act introduced this year, there will soon be more options to challenge patents in Korea. Leon Kim and Hyun-Sil Lee explain, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMTCJEU rules on royalties for unpatented technologyRichard Binns and Nicola Walles consider the impact of the Court of Justice of the EU’s recent ruling on the payment of royalties for unpatented technology, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMTOnline courts and the future of IP litigationAre 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, 04 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMTUPC scenario 5: Enforcing a patent inside and outside the UPCIn the latest in our series of UPC scenarios, Laura Whiting and Inmaculada Lorenzo explore the options for a pharmaceutical patent owner faced with a potential infringer manufacturing its product in Spain, 04 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMT