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Do we need new IP laws to better cope with future crises?

United Kingdom26-05-2020Manufacturing

Attempts to reassure ventilator manufacturers that they will be protected from IP litigation revealed holes in the UK statute book, argues Debra Goldwyn of Wedlake Bell.

Horror show: why Mexico’s ‘national’ content quota for streaming services should scare everyone

Mexico20-05-2020broadcast rights, Broadcasting, TV and film

A bill insisting that 30% of an over-the-top service provider's catalogue comprises ‘national’ content would be damaging for end-users, creative enterprises and Mexican culture, argue Luis Schmidt, Guillermo Trevino and Manuel Santin of Olivares.

Combating counterfeits amid a pandemic

14-05-2020Phil Lewis

With demand for counterfeit products surging during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Anti-Counterfeiting Group is calling for intensified defensive action by the government, law enforcement, internet platforms and brand owners. Phil Lewis of the ACG reports.

Patent ineligibility in Ericsson v TCL

China, United States12-05-2020Computer software, ElectronicsJeffrey D Smyth, Max Mauldin and Joseph Myles

In a significant 35 USC §101 ruling, the Federal Circuit has held that claims relating to an Ericsson patent were ineligible subject matter under the law, as Jeffrey D Smyth, Max Mauldin and Joseph Myles of Finnegan explain.

‘A safe zone’: how mentors can help young women in law


The legal profession hasn’t traditionally been ahead of the curve on formal mentorship programmes, instead relying on a more informal, organic exchange of knowledge between senior lawyers and young starters. WIPR reports.

What does the IP industry really think about AI inventions?

United States06-05-2020Computer softwareAustin Kim, Chris McKenna and Shabbi Khan

Comments submitted to the USPTO about AI provide a useful snapshot of the IP industry’s sentiment towards the technology, as Austin Kim, Chris McKenna and Shabbi Khan of Foley & Lardner explain.

Career series: Elaine Drager, Nokia

06-05-2020Elaine Drager

Elaine Drager, head of IP and asset strategy at Nokia, is not afraid of being the proverbial zebra in a herd of giraffes. Here, she tells WIPR about her childhood ambition to pursue robotics, and her dislike of declarations of “success” in the gender diversity arena.

Thryv: opposing policies in the Supreme Court

06-05-2020John Lu and Mollie Galchus

Last month’s US Supreme Court decision in Thryv v Click-to-Call highlights a division among the Justices when it comes to opposing policy concerns on patents, argue John Lu and Mollie Galchus of Milbank.

‘Unbinding’ precedent: TM protection for packaging colour schemes now more attainable

05-05-2020Andrea Anderson

In early April, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed a small but significant victory to trademark owners in a case involving colour marks for product packaging. Andrea Anderson of Holland & Hart reports.

Practical tips on working in a COVID-19 world

Brazil, EU, EU - PATENTS, EU - TRADEMARKS, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States30-04-2020Erick Palmer, Kristine Young, and Luiz Miranda

The global pandemic has forced IP offices to implement new measures and lawyers to change their practices, explain Erick Palmer, Kristine Young, and Luiz Miranda of Mayer Brown.

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