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US jurisdiction report: The patent portfolios of pot

US18-05-2018Paul J Sutton

Few would have imagined a decade or two ago that an industry supporting legal marijuana use in the US would be expected to exceed more than $20 billion by the end of this decade. Yet here we are, with a majority of states now allowing the medical use of cannabis. Some states now also permit the recreational use of pot.

Mexico jurisdiction report: The value of verbal communication

Mexico18-05-2018Diego Palacios

Mexico’s IP system is organised and implemented by the Mexican Institute for Industrial Property (IMPI), an administrative body, handling and granting IP registrations.

Japan jurisdiction report: The treatment of exclusive-use licences

Japan18-05-2018Ryo Maruyama

In Japan, there are two different types of exclusive-use licences relating to patents: (1) a senyo jisshiken (a registered exclusive licence), and (2) a dokusenteki tsujo jisshiken (a semi-exclusive licence).

KIPO: Talking ’bout a revolution

South Korea17-05-2018

The Korean Intellectual Property Office is aiming to keep pace with the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ by employing several measures to boost innovation and examination in this area, as the office’s commissioner Sung Yunmo tells WIPR.

CIPA: Dealing with the shock waves of Brexit

UK17-05-2018Lee Davies

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys continues to lobby on behalf of IP owners in the Brexit negotiations and to work closely with partners around the world, says Lee Davies, CEO of the institute.

IACC: Working together to connect the dots

17-05-2018Travis Johnson

Collaboration between and among all the relevant stakeholders, and removing the obstacles to such cooperation, are vital to addressing the growing threat of counterfeits, says Travis Johnson of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition.

Artificial intelligence and IP: the future

EU, International17-05-2018

As artificial intelligence continues to progress at breakneck pace, there are questions about whether IP law can keep pace. WIPR speaks to Patrick Courtney, board member at Standards in Laboratory Automation, to find out more.

LESI: new faces and yet more to come from FRAND

16-05-2018Alexander Haertel

Last year was full of exciting new decisions on the topic of FRAND across the globe. Alexander Haertel of LESI walks us through the highlights.

AIPPI: Is there light at the end of the gene-patenting tunnel?

16-05-2018Claire Baldock, Michael Christie and Jürgen Meier

Governments around the world are urged to respect TRIPS and administer a stable, harmonised IP system that incentivises the development of genetic technologies, say Claire Baldock, Michael Christie and Jürgen Meier, members of the AIPPI sub-committee for biotechnology and plant varieties.

Mixed fortunes for the appeal boards

US15-05-2018

As the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the inter partes review process continue to face some unwelcome scrutiny, the outlook at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board seems more upbeat, as WIPR finds out.

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