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IP under Trump: cautious optimism, for now


On January 23, Donald Trump became the 45th president of the US. But with his IP policies far from clear, there is disagreement over whether Trump’s impact on rights owners will be positive. WIPR investigates.

Inside the IBM patent machine

International, US15-02-2017

Founded more than 100 years ago, IBM remains a resounding success in the technology arena. WIPR discovers the reasons behind IBM’s prolific patent filing and how it deals with the challenges encountered in managing a large portfolio.

News analysis: A new slant on trademark law


Rock band The Slants are waiting for the US Supreme Court to confirm whether a trademark for their name should be granted, in a case that could shape trademark law and practice for years to come. WIPR reports.

UPC: time to finalise opt-out strategies

EU, EU - PATENTS, UK09-02-2017David Rose and Nina O’Sullivan

Strategies for opting patents out of the jurisdiction of the UPC must be crystallised now, particularly given the potentially complex due diligence that may be needed for some portfolios, say David Rose and Nina O’Sullivan of Mishcon de Reya.

Event review: ASIPI Buenos Aires


In December 2016, ASIPI welcomed more than 600 members to its Work Sessions event in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Luis Henriquez reviews the highlights.

Copyright and Brexit: what lies ahead

UK20-12-2016Guy Wilmot

Brexit’s impact on copyright law may take several different shapes, and is likely to depend on the type of deal the UK government strikes with the EU, says Guy Wilmot of Russell-Cooke.

Can the UK stay in the UPC post-Brexit?

EU, EU - PATENTS, UK14-12-2016Lorna Brazell

Despite the UK government’s surprise announcement that it will ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement, there is still a big question mark over whether the UK can stay in the system after leaving the EU. Lorna Brazell of Osborne Clarke reports.

Accenture and Brandstock: working collaboratively

US14-12-2016Kristen Poggensee

Kristen Poggensee of Accenture discusses the benefits of working with IP management specialist Brandstock on clearing trademarks and taglines, in the third in a series of articles profiling the company.

Best practices for IPR proceedings and real party in interest

US06-12-2016Amanda Tessar, Bing Ai and Elizabeth Banzhoff

There are a handful of pointers for anyone affected by real party in interest issues in inter partes reviews, as Amanda Tessar, Bing Ai and Elizabeth Banzhoff of Perkins Coie explain in the second part of their article.

Clearing the thicket of employee rights

Brazil01-12-2016Karlo Fonseca Tinoco

Companies doing business in Brazil should be aware of the legal and financial consequences of not clearly setting out employees’ rights to inventions, as a high-profile case involving Petrobras has shown. Karlo Fonseca Tinoco of Bhering Advogados reports.

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