Trade marks - blog©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Trade marks - 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 GMTAndrei Iancu is your new USPTO director – now what?The new USPTO director has a number of issues to address such as subject matter eligibility and fee diversion. He will have a big influence at the PTAB, where the director has broad powers to set rules, 09 Feb 2018 21:15:00 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 GMTThe week in IP – EUIPO, CJEU, Blue Ivy, firms with most patent attorneys, Waymo v Uber, Federal Circuit, “Lost Einsteins” studyEllie Mertens rounds up recent IP news, including CITMA’s hopes for Brexit, Sky v Skykick requiring CJEU guidance, a Blue Ivy trade mark update, a ranking of firms with the most patent attorneys, the Waymo-Uber trade secrets case, a Federal Circuit ruling in Arthrex v Smith & Nephew, and a “Lost Einsteins” study, 08 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 GMTRead our Year-End issue onlineManaging IP’s most recent issue includes our PCT Leaders Report 2017, and features on AI and trade mark law, damages in China patent litigation, recent trade dress trends, district court stays pending PTAB review, and tribal sovereign immunity, 15 Jan 2018 20:00:00 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 GMTTop five Brexit priorities – critiquing the UK IP profession’s viewThe UK IP profession has set out five key areas where action is needed to ensure continuity and certainty as the UK government prepares to leave the EU. Managing IP provides commentary on them, 10 Jan 2018 21:30:00 GMTMexico IP focus is now onlineOur Mexico intellectual property focus is now available to read online for free, including articles on the trade mark opposition system, interpretation of patent claims and new life for industrial designs and geographical indications, 03 Jan 2018 22:15:00 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 GMTChina drove growth in IP filings in 2016, reveals WIPO reportWIPO’s annual World Intellectual Property Indicators report reveals that soaring demand in China drove worldwide filing growth for patents, trade marks and industrial designs, 07 Dec 2017 06:00:00 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 GMT