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IPR: all eyes on the US Supreme Court

US07-09-2017Christa Brown-Sanford and Bethany Ford

Patent owners are hoping the US Supreme Court will rule that the inter partes review is unconstitutional, as Christa Brown-Sanford and Bethany Ford of Baker Botts report.

Conference preview: Europol Intellectual Property Crime Conference


The Europol Intellectual Property Crime Conference on Innovative Strategies for Effective Enforcement, to be held in Antwerp on September 19 and 20, will tackle a range of counterfeiting issues from around the world. The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition reports.

China jurisdiction report: stitching up damages over sewing machines

China05-09-2017Xu Li

On June 30, 2017, the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court released a brief report on a first instance decision on an infringement litigation case with regard to an industrial sewing machine patent in which a Chinese company (defendant) was ordered to pay RMB 5.5 million ($810,000) damages to the plaintiff Brother Industries.

Paths through the patenting forest

Brazil05-09-2017Gustavo Sartori and Breno Akherman

There are four crucial points to be aware of when navigating Brazil’s IP system, say Gustavo Sartori and Breno Akherman of Daniel IP & Legal Strategy.

A milestone year for IP in Turkey

Turkey31-08-2017Cahit Suluk

In one of the country’s most important years for IP owners, Turkey has introduced a host of IP changes, as Cahit Suluk of Cahit Suluk Intellectual Property Law Firm explains.

Nice classes: heading towards harmonisation

EU30-08-2017Guy Wilmot

European practice relating to the classification of goods and services has been codified and harmonised this year across member states. Do trademark practitioners now have sufficient clarity when using and applying the Nice system? Guy Wilmot of Russell Cooke investigates.

The ins and outs of reconsideration

China30-08-2017Xiaojun Guo

China’s State Intellectual Property Office is handling an increasing number of requests to rehear decisions on patents and patent applications, says Xiaojun Guo of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office, who explains the rules in this area.

Turkey focus: Respecting the art of translation


There are several actors in the process of translating patent documents, and they all have an important role to play, as Duygu Ergunes of Valitra Intellectual Property Services explains.

Turkey focus: Rosy outlook for the patent office


As head of the patent department at Türk Patent, Salih Bektas must oversee an increasingly demanding workload and, as WIPR finds out, he has called in some reinforcements.

Will the US Supreme Court kill the inter partes review?

US23-08-2017Russell Dunlap

A decision finding IPR unconstitutional might also eliminate several other programmes at the USPTO that allow third parties to attack the validity of issued patents. Russell Dunlap of Taylor English reports.

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