Patent - news©2019 Managing Intellectual Property60Patent - newsTackling Brexit confusion a priority for new CIPA presidentJulia Florence, who is new president of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and was senior patent counsel at GSK until 2018, says educating businesses abroad about Brexit and the EPO, and encouraging new and diverse talent to the IP profession are key tasks for her organisation, 15 Feb 2019 10:00:00 GMTEPO and LESI sign agreement on co-operationThe EPO and the Licensing Executives Society International have signed a memorandum of understanding with the intention of enabling innovators to make better use of the EPO system, 14 Feb 2019 17:15:00 GMTBig data may drive IP enforcement, businesses revealIn-house sources at Peloton Technology, Sabic and elsewhere explain that big data analysis tools could be increasingly used for analyses surrounding IP litigation as the technology becomes more reliable, 14 Feb 2019 10:45:00 GMTManaging IP Americas Awards 2019 shortlists announcedManaging IP reveals the shortlists for the Americas Awards 2019. The Americas Awards ceremony is on April 4 at the Essex House, New York, 13 Feb 2019 17:15:00 GMTInterview: Ma Yide, Zhongguancun Intellectual Property Strategy Research InstituteOne of MIP’s 2018 top 50 most influential people in IP discusses China’s progress in SEP cases, why patent quality is an issue in the country, and the upcoming trade secrets law being planned for China, 13 Feb 2019 09:45:00 GMTThe latest US lawyer movesRecent hires in the US intellectual property world include new partners at Baker Botts, Mintz & Gold and RuyakCherian, 12 Feb 2019 12:45:00 GMTPoll: most businesses to adopt AI invention discoveryPart two of Patent Strategy’s survey of more than 60 in-house lawyers shows that most businesses believe artificial intelligence will be used for invention discovery, but that patenting those products and processes could be difficult, 11 Feb 2019 16:45:00 GMTManaging IP Asia-Pacific Awards 2019 shortlists announcedManaging IP reveals the shortlists for the Asia-Pacific Awards 2019. The MIP Asia-Pacific Awards ceremony is on March 20 at the Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, 11 Feb 2019 16:15:00 GMTUS patent system jumps from 12th to 2nd in US Chamber IP reportThe US Chamber of Commerce’s new global IP index shows the US patent system strengthened in 2018, attributing the improvement to USPTO director Andrei Iancu’s initiatives, 08 Feb 2019 17:00:00 GMTEnsuring a bountiful IP yield from plant salesDaniel Knauss, Sarah Moore, and Erich Veitenheimer from Cooley discuss the public use and on-sale bars to patent protection and focus on their impact on the protection of commercially valuable plant varieties, 08 Feb 2019 10:00:00 GMTAI and patents poll part one: knowledge neededPatent Strategy’s landmark survey of more than 60 in-house lawyers shows that most businesses are still unsure about what can be patent protected and how best to apply for protection in the field of AI, 07 Feb 2019 10:15:00 GMTAdvice on IP strategy at Women’s Leadership ForumThe Fifth International Women’s Leadership Forum hosted by Managing IP, included Katherine Tsang of Diageo and Sumati Parikh from Smith Detection discussing IP strategy, 05 Feb 2019 11:00:00 GMTManaging IP EMEA Awards 2019 shortlists announcedManaging IP reveals the shortlists for the EMEA Awards 2019. The EMEA Awards ceremony is on March 7 at The Savoy in London, 05 Feb 2019 10:30:00 GMTFederal Circuit’s Supernus decision will extend patents’ exclusivityThe Federal Circuit ruled that the USPTO exceeded its authority by penalising patent owners for delays they could not have reasonably prevented, 04 Feb 2019 10:00:00 GMTFirst infringement case could be ‘seminal moment’ for US cannabis sectorSources at biotech companies and NPOs explain how the future enforceability of US cannabis patents in federal courts rests on whether UCANN v Pure Hemp is thrown out or not, 04 Feb 2019 09:30:00 GMTPatents versus designs in PeruThe choice to apply for a technical patent versus design protection in Peru is a practical one, and depends on Peruvian counterfeiters’ ability to manufacture fakes, 30 Jan 2019 05:45:00 GMTCompetition and IP law: collaboration or contradiction?Judges are struggling with the increasing number of IP cases in China that include antitrust elements, 29 Jan 2019 12:15:00 GMTNew LES IP standards offer certainty this yearLES is developing standards that tackle tough topics from FRAND rates to patent valuation and supply chain management, 29 Jan 2019 11:30:00 GMTNicaraguan IP office to increase fees this yearIP law remains stable in Nicaragua, but fees at the IP office are expected to increase in 2019, 29 Jan 2019 05:45:00 GMTAttorneys’ changing role in managing patent portfoliosIn-house counsel from Uber and AT&T share their approaches to patent valuation, IPRs, and licensing negotiations, 28 Jan 2019 15:15:00 GMTTech convergence pushes need for proactive competitive analysesIn-house counsel explain that the convergence of technologies across different industries has brought new players and tech areas into these sectors and made analysing industry activity more difficult, 25 Jan 2019 12:30:00 GMTThe view from China on patent licensingLarge PRC companies are starting to become more active in patent monetisation, with potential ramifications for Chinese litigation and manufacturing, 25 Jan 2019 09:45:00 GMTHow Mexico’s “most active year for IP” has changed trade marks and patentsFrom the USMCA to Mexico’s new president – as well as the appointment of an IMPI director with no intellectual property background – IP policy is being shaped by political forces to more closely align with international standards, 25 Jan 2019 05:45:00 GMTClarivate Analytics publishes Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators reportThe Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators report published by Clarivate Analytics details the top companies for innovation based on volume, success, globalisation and the influence of patents. It examines the jurisdictions and industry sectors with the highest levels of innovation, 24 Jan 2019 17:30:00 GMTUS Supreme Court backs the Federal Circuit’s pre-AIA on-sale bar interpretationThe Helsinn v Teva decision confirms the on-sale bar applies to secret sales despite changed language in the AIA. This will particularly affect smaller companies that outsource manufacturing, 23 Jan 2019 14:15:00 GMTPrior art shortage could strain US cannabis innovationCounsel at Steep Hill Labs, Phylos Bioscience, Medicinal Genomics and the Open Cannabis Project explain how cannabinoid innovation could be blocked by overly broad or weak patents at the USPTO, and what the industry is doing to develop, collect and record prior art, 23 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMTPiracy and pharma patents in the Dominican RepublicThe Dominican Republic will crack down on the widespread pirated streaming of copyright-protected content, and pharma patents may not protect much without salty claims, 23 Jan 2019 05:30:00 GMTIs Colombia’s speedy patent prosecution a blessing or a curse?The Colombian patent office’s fast decisions can accelerate examinations in other countries, but also complicate prior art, 22 Jan 2019 00:15:00 GMTReviewing “a tremendous year of change” for the PTABIn 2018, partial institution at the PTAB was outlawed, the real party in interest definition expanded in scope and claim construction rules were changed. This year promises to be eventful too, 22 Jan 2019 00:15:00 GMTPatent strategies for start-ups in ChinaThe IP head at Chinese electric autonomous vehicle company NIO shared insights into passive and proactive strategies for start-ups protecting IP, 21 Jan 2019 16:00:00 GMT