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Greener pastures for US patents

EU, EU - PATENTS, UK, US22-11-2016

Will Brexit force US patent owners to shun the UK and seek protection in other countries and, if yes, who would take its place? WIPR investigates.

News Analysis: Beer’s got the trademark blues


In October, beer producer BrewDog went public with an IP complaint filed by Elvis Presley’s estate, and its owners even legally changed their names to incorporate ‘Elvis’. Was this a smart move, and should it be replicated by others? WIPR investigates.

US president special: it’s Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court


Donald Trump, the shock winner in the US presidential election, must appoint a ninth justice at the Supreme Court, currently split between four Democrat and four Republican-nominated judges. WIPR looks at the possible contenders and resulting impact on IP.

BIP Asia Forum 2016: a taster

Hong Kong16-11-2016

The sixth Business of IP Asia Forum will take place on December 1 and 2 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. WIPR covers some of the most interesting sessions, including those on China’s Five-Year Plan and open innovation.

SEPs in Europe and the US: a primer

EU, EU - PATENTS, US14-11-2016David Healey and Raisa Ahmad

Across the US and Europe, there have been several updates to the law governing intellectual property and industry standards over the last three years, as David Healey and Raisa Ahmad of Fish & Richardson report.

IPR: histrionics and statistics

US10-11-2016Charles Shifley

Depending on where you sit, inter partes review purges bad patents and stops ‘trolls’, or discards good patents by testing them not for what they are, but what they are not. Charles Shifley of Banner & Witcoff sheds some light on the controversy.

Real parties in interest: proceed with caution

US08-11-2016Amanda Tessar, Bing Ai and Elizabeth Banzhoff

Since the adoption of the America Invents Act and the institution of the inter partes review (IPR) proceeding, the question of how a real party in interest to an IPR is defined has presented challenges for petitioners, and opportunities for patent owners, as Amanda Tessar, Bing Ai and Elizabeth Banzhoff of Perkins Coie explain.

Does Brexit mean chaos for IP? Gordon Harris responds to backlash

EU, UK31-10-2016Gordon Harris

In September, Gordon Harris of Gowling WLG said publicly that Brexit means chaos for IP, prompting a backlash from WIPR readers. Here he explains his reasoning for the comments and says he does not regret using the word “chaos”.

Early impressions of the Defend Trade Secrets Act

US21-10-2016Kevin O’Shea and Michael Hopkins

Despite being just a few months old, the US Defend Trade Secrets Act has already been used to address some unique issues, and it’s likely that courts will soon begin setting out the metes and bounds of the legislation, as Kevin O’Shea and Michael Hopkins of Ice Miller explain.

Trademark protection in Germany: the bar for apps is set higher

Germany13-10-2016Stefan Abel

Germany’s Supreme Court has ruled that descriptive names of apps and domains cannot claim trademark protection unless they have acquired distinctiveness, says Stefan Abel of Klaka Rechtsanwälte.

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