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Femtech: flying the flag for women’s health and innovators

International02-12-2019Anna Jackson

As well as targeting treatments for women’s health, femtech will be part of the movement towards personalised medicine for everyone, says Anna Jackson of Kirkland & Ellis.

Orphan works: Classifying the unknown

Mexico29-11-2019Marina Espitia Dager

The lack of an ‘orphan work’ principle in Mexico’s copyright law is diluting the IP rights of the country’s unknown, lost or hidden authors, Marina Espitia Dager of Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff argues.

Comparing eligibility in the US and Japan

Japan29-11-2019James L Korenchann, Michael D Anderson and Yukio Oishi

Business method and software claim patents are often seen unfavourably in the US, but it’s a different story in Japan. James Korenchan and Michael Anderson of McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff and Yukio Oishi of TMI Associates outline the importance of understanding where the Japanese Patent Office stands on subject matter eligibility.

Website blocking orders: Game on

28-11-2019Anna Ward and David Rose

Nintendo’s successful blocking injunction against websites distributing infringing devices may open the door for similar orders in non-IP cases, as Anna Ward and David Rose of Mishcon de Reya explain.

Maghreb region: Lands of plenty

Africa, Morocco, Tunisia28-11-2019Pascal Haddad and Namir Sioufi

The Maghreb region, comprising Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, offers opportunities for investors and IP rights owners. Pascal Haddad and Namir Sioufi of Saba IP report.

Darts-ip: Data for all

Belgium28-11-2019Evrard van Zuylen

A trademark lawyer met some IT specialists, and they created a company aiming to put the entire world’s IP decisions at lawyers’ fingertips. Tom Phillips met Evrard van Zuylen of Darts-ip to find out more.

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Octimine is a patent search system that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to conduct sophisticated patent searches. Dennemeyer explains how it works.

Russia: Reading into the latest ‘resolutions’ document

Russia27-11-2019Vladimir Biriulin

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation monitors what is going on in courts all over the country and periodically issues so-called “resolutions”. Vladimir Biriulin of Gorodissky & Partners reviews the most recent, which deals with IP.

EU trademark infringement: Where in the world?

EU27-11-2019Jeremy Blum and Marc Linsner

The CJEU recently confirmed that where customers are ‘targeted’ can be the basis for deciding jurisdiction in online EU trademark infringement cases, as Jeremy Blum and Marc Linsner of Bristows explain.

France jurisdiction report: Originality does not mean beauty

France27-11-2019Aurélia Marie

According to Regulation 6/2002 of December 2001 on Community designs or the Directive 98/71/EC of October 1998 on the legal protection of designs, applied arts can benefit from a plurality of protections originating from design right and copyright, with each protection subject to its own specific rules.

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