Copyright - blog©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Copyright - blogThe week in IP – USPTO, UPC, Broadcom, Qualcomm, trade mark trolls, PTAB, Section 101, female inventors, ChinaEllie Mertens rounds up intellectual property news, including the new USPTO new patent cover, Trump's blocking of Broadcom’s Qualcomm buy, Canada trade mark trolls, a PTAB judges study, the GAO’s CBM study, a petition for the Federal Circuit to reconsider its 101 stance en banc, a German party’s move to repeal UPC legislation, and a closing gender gap for Australian inventors, 15 Mar 2018 14:30:00 GMTOur March issue – IP STARS patent rankings, trade secrets, Argentina rule changes, pharma repurposingManaging IP’s most recent issue includes our IP STARS patent rankings, analysis of Waymo and Uber’s trade secrets settlement, details of Argentina’s surprise IP rule changes, an in-depth look at new uses for existing drugs, and more, 14 Mar 2018 14:00:00 GMTThe week in IP – blockchain, Fox News, on sale bar, sovereign immunity, patent licensing, Alice, Blackberry, QualcommEllie Mertens rounds up intellectual property news, including a new IP court in Changsha, a Fox News fair use ruling, copyrighting a pose, the on sale bar at the US Supreme Court, a tribe’s appeal of a PTAB decision, Technicolor’s patent licensing business sale, and Blackberry suing Facebook, 08 Mar 2018 12:45:00 GMTTell us how IP law firm issues are changing – take our survey!CPA Global is teaming up with Managing IP and B2B International to explore the issues faced by intellectual property law firms around the world as they tackle the legal challenges of a fast-paced and ever-evolving IP-led economy. A synopsis of the findings will be shared with survey participants, 07 Mar 2018 16:15:00 GMTThe week in IP – Andrei Iancu, trade marks, Kung Fu Panda, UPC, Octane Fitness, CRISPR, SEPsRecent intellectual property news includes the USPTO director being sworn in, a study on trade marks running out, the end of a Kung Fu Panda dispute in China, the Law Society urging UK UPC ratification, four years of Octane Fitness, the DOJ AAG again urging SEPs balance, and a $6.7m award in a graffiti artist copyright case, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTShare your views on IP and autonomous vehiclesTake part in our short online survey on IP and autonomous vehicles, and win a free place at a Managing IP event, 22 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMTThe week in IP – NPEs in Europe, artificial intelligence, sovereign immunity, Section 101, UK trade secrets, USPTOEllie Mertens rounds up recent intellectual property news, including the introduction of AI bills, a sovereign immunity case at the Federal Circuit, a UK consultation on trade secrets, AI patents in medicine, NPE activity rising in Europe, a USPTO announcement, and commercialising unused patents, 22 Feb 2018 03:15:00 GMTThe week in IP – Louboutin, autonomous cars, trade secrets, Taylor Swift, DOJ, CLASSICS Act, Cloudflare, Blackbird, USPTORecent IP news included Louboutin’s red-sole trade mark case at the CJEU, a trade secret suit involving autonomous cars, the end of a Taylor Swift copyright dispute, a letter praising the DOJ’s shift in IP enforcement, the introduction of the CLASSICS Act, a Cloudflare patent case win, and the USPTO’s Valentine’s Day song, 15 Feb 2018 14:15:00 GMTUS falls to 12th in US Chamber patent rankingExpect to hear this figure mentioned a lot at US IP conferences and Congressional hearings for the next year – the US patent system has dropped to 12th in the US Chamber of Commerce’s ranking of IP systems. But is the ranking credible?, 15 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMTAll of our 2018 Awards shortlists are now out!Managing IP is holding three awards dinners in March, recognising the best intellectual property law firms and individuals around the world. The shortlists for our EMEA, Americas and Asia Awards have now all been published, 12 Feb 2018 07:00:00 GMTHighlights from our International Women’s Leadership ForumLucy Songi reports from our latest Women in IP event, held at the Waldorf Hilton in London, where topics including Brexit, brand management, the digital single market and career development were discussed, 09 Feb 2018 04:15:00 GMTOur February issue – trade mark rankings, SEPs special report and moreManaging IP’s most recent issue includes our trade mark rankings, a standard essential patents special report, a review of CJEU trade mark cases, AI protection strategies for patents and trade secrets, and data on the top parties in US district court and at the PTAB, 05 Feb 2018 21:30:00 GMTBehind the Trial podcast series reveals insights on the art of jury trialsA new podcast produced by McKool Smith and Benchmark Litigation interviews iconic trial lawyers to hear their insights into the trial process and the art of persuasion. In the first episode, host Courtland Reichman talks to Cravath’s chairman Evan Chesler, 01 Feb 2018 13:30:00 GMTThe week in IP – UPC, Qualcomm, We Shall Overcome, RPX, EPO and moreRecent intellectual property news included German organisations’ support for dismissing a UPC complaint, a $26.7m patent award to Illumina, a surprising trade mark ruling in Brussels, an EU court’s ruling on a vulgar mark, “We Shall Overcome” entering the public domain, the Supreme Court’s IP docket, the EU fining Qualcomm and RPX’s potential sale. Ellie Mertens reports, 01 Feb 2018 06:00:00 GMTRedskins, J&J, Allergan, USPTO, Argentina, Eagles, Google, LG, TPP, Australia SEP case – the week in IPEllie Mertens rounds up recent intellectual property news, including the Fourth Circuit's Redskins ruling, the PTAB invalidation of a cancer drug patent, antitrust suits against Allergan, an Eagles trade mark settlement, Google and Tencent’s cross-licence, a Federal Circuit ruling on royalties, LG’s dismissed appeal at the European General Court, a new TPP, an Australian SEP case, Marathon’s blockchain patents acquisition, and Argentina’s implementation of an IP decree, 25 Jan 2018 05:45:00 GMTStarbucks, Apple, PTAB, Golden Knights, Finjan, Blue Coat Systems, KodakOne, TiVo, Comcast, manuka honey – the week in IPRecent intellectual property news included Starbucks winning an EU General Court case, an Apple motion to sanction at the PTAB, Finjan winning in a Federal Circuit patent-eligibility ruling, Kodak launching a blockchain and cryptocurrency, a challenge to the new NHL team registering its name at the USPTO, TiVo suing Comcast again, and New Zealand and Australia fighting over a honey trade mark, 18 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMTPTAB, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Radiohead, Lana Del Rey, EPO, Michael Kors, Wi-LAN, Panasonic, copyright legislation – the week in IPRecent intellectual property news included a strongly-worded PTAB order forbidding a tribe from filing any further discovery requests, Radiohead’s efforts to get credit for a Lana Del Rey song, the EPO’s plans for 2018, a trade mark win in China for Michael Kors, Wi-LAN’s purchase of a Panasonic patent portfolio and US associations backing pending copyright legislation, 11 Jan 2018 15:00:00 GMTNokia, Huawei, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Spotify, Champagne, CJEU, Uptown Funk – IP news round-upA patent licence agreement between Nokia and Huawei, the latest on sovereign immunity at the PTAB, a suit against Spotify claiming damages of $1.6 billion, a CJEU ruling involving champagne, and another copyright infringement claim against Uptown Funk were among the intellectual property stories you may have missed over the holiday period, 03 Jan 2018 21:00:00 GMTSiriusXM, Technicolor, IP Australia, USPTO, Facebook, RPX, Lego, Andrei Iancu, DOJ – the week in IPEllie Mertens rounds up recent intellectual property news, including the Copyright Royalty Board’s increase of SiriusXM’s royalty payments, Technicolor’s plan to sell its patent licensing business, the USPTO’s efforts to modernise online applications, Facebook’s disclosure of IP issues, the valuation of RPX’s shares, Lego’s copyright win in China, Andrei Iancu’s approval by a Senate committee, the DOJ’s launch of a worldwide IP enforcement network, and the release of a draft of Australia’s IP amendments, 21 Dec 2017 08:30:00 GMTHow Managing IP’s awards are changingManaging IP’s awards programme next year will include Americas Awards in New York, EMEA Awards in London, and the addition of Asia-Pacific Awards in Hong Kong, 19 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMTLeading PCT firms, tribal sovereign immunity, AI, trade dress litigation – our latest issueThe Year-End issue of Managing IP includes our PCT Leaders Report 2017, how AI will change trade mark law, damages in China patent litigation, recent trade dress trends, an analysis of district court stays pending PTAB review, and whether tribal sovereign immunity will be a wrecking ball to the IPR system, 18 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMTEricsson, EPO, Apple, SPCs, Comic-Con, Oracle v Google – the week in IPEllie Mertens rounds up recent intellectual property news, including Ericsson being awarded $75m against TCL, an EPO report on trends in European patents on smart connected objects, Apple filing an IPR against a Native American company, a CJEU ruling on SPCs, the latest in the Comic-Con trade mark dispute, and Federal Circuit arguments in Oracle v Google, 13 Dec 2017 19:30:00 GMTUber, Waymo, Apple, Qualcomm, International Trade Commission, Michelangelo's David, trade secrets – the week in IPRecent intellectual property news included the postponement of the Waymo-Uber trial, a patent infringement countersuit from Apple against Qualcomm, an ITC clarification of the domestic industry requirement for unregistered trade dress, the prohibition of a travel agency using the image of Michelangelo's David for commercial purposes, and the indictment of three Chinese nationals for trade secrets theft, 30 Nov 2017 14:00:00 GMTFinjan, Blue Coat, Fox Television, design patents, Polaroid, Fujifilm, CASE Act, Comic-Con – the week in IPRecent US intellectual property news included a mixed jury verdict in Finjan and Blue Coat’s dispute, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in the trade mark case over Fox’s Empire programme, a TRO being issued in a design patent case, Fujifilm hitting back at Polaroid, support for the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act, and the latest in the Comic-Con fight, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMTQualcomm, PTAB, Allergan, Samsung, Apple, Google, USTR, USPTO – the week in IPRecent US intellectual property news included Broadcom’s takeover bid for Qualcomm, the PTAB’s request for briefing over Allergan’s Native American tribe deal, the Supreme Court’s denial of Samsung’s appeal of a $120m damages award to Apple, a US district court’s ruling that Google does not have to obey a Canadian court order requiring it to take down information around the world, a trade group letter asking the USTR to prioritise trade secrets, and the USPTO’s two-year diversion pilot programme, 08 Nov 2017 20:30:00 GMTFlo & Eddie, USPTO,, Oil States, Federal Circuit, trade secrets – the week in IPRecent intellectual property news included a Florida Supreme Court ruling on pre-1972 sound recordings in the Turtles copyright case, the USPTO being awarded fees in a TTAB case despite winning, the filing of the final batch of Oil States amicus briefs, the Federal Circuit opinion involving obviousness, and a trade secrets damages award to a bread company, 02 Nov 2017 18:45:00 GMTApple, Samsung, Oil States, Federal Circuit, Uniloc, Eminem, Judge Paul Michel – the week in IPRecent intellectual property news included a new Apple/Samsung trial being ordered, the US government filing its Oil States brief, the National Party of New Zealand being judged to have ripped off an Eminem song, the Federal Circuit finding a widely-asserted Uniloc patent invalid, and Judge Paul Michel giving a dire assessment of the health of the US patent system, 25 Oct 2017 17:45:00 GMTRead the IP STARS directories digital editionsOur three annual IP STARS directories comprise hundreds of pages of rankings, commentary and profiles. Luckily, you can now read and download them in digital form, 24 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMTHighlights from AIPLA’s annual meetingManaging IP published a daily newsletter at AIPLA’s annual meeting in Washington DC. Read and download each issue, featuring keynote speech news, session reports, interviews and photos from the event, 24 Oct 2017 11:45:00 GMTRead the September and October digital editions onlineOur most recent issues includes features on Brexit, Actavis v Lilly, CRISPR, Cuba, the UDRP, 3D trade marks and the Life Sciences Awards winners, 19 Oct 2017 15:30:00 GMT