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The MPEG-2 Case: Dusseldorf courts lead the field in patent expertise (Market intelligence)
In July 2005 10 of the world’s leading companies in the field of electronics and a US university filed 15 patent litigation actions against a major German DVD replicator on the grounds that the German parts of 15 European patents were essential to implement the MPEG-2 technology standardised by the International Standardisation Organisation and the International Electrotechnical Commission
The changing face of intellectual property (Market intelligence)
IP rights experts believe that intellectual property is the key to India’s expanding knowledge economy. Having grown in leaps and bounds, the Indian IP industry is fast reaching new heights.
European technology M&A: a market perspective (Market intelligence)
At the start of 2007 Morgan Stanley produced a perspective on the European technology (tech) industry, assessing performance throughout 2006 and looking ahead to the trends expected to drive activity throughout 2007. Now, as 2007 draws to a close, the predictions of key trends have turned out to be largely accurate. This chapter summarises the key findings of the report and looks ahead to 2008.
Reviewing the scope of patent law: key decisions from the UK courts (Market intelligence)
The past 12 months have seen a number of important decisions relating to UK patent law. These decisions span a variety of issues, including
Developing special procedures for patent prosecution (Market intelligence)
Taiwan has had specific patent law since 1944. It was one of the first countries to adopt patent legislation. Since then, Taiwan’s industrial focus has shifted from agriculture and small manufacturing to high-tech industrial production.
Royal(ty) succession: the evolution of IP-backed securitisation (Market intelligence)
In recent years the securitisation of various types of intellectual property has evolved from a small niche market utilised by individual artists or thinly capitalised companies to a broader corporate financing tool used to facilitate mergers and acquisitions, stock buy-backs and risk transference to investors.
European patent system: the growing need for reform (Market intelligence)
Even patent practitioners find it hard to rationalise the complexities of the European patent system. To start with, there is no one European system, but rather two distinct systems through which patents can be granted in European countries.
Is Poland sufficiently armed for the war on counterfeiting? (Market intelligence)
In April 2007 the Polish people welcomed the news that Poland and Ukraine had been selected by the executive committee of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) as joint hosts of the UEFA EURO 2012 Championship Finals.
IP protection comes to the fore in Switzerland (Market intelligence)
In recent years there have been some significant changes to intellectual property in Switzerland.
Patent enforcement: licensing and litigation considerations (Market intelligence)
The value of owning patents continues to grow in the United States. As Alan Greenspan recently observed, “The economic product of the United States has become predominantly conceptual”.
Progress in IP protection but much still to be done (Market intelligence)
In the past few years Indonesia has made some progress in strengthening its IP protection regime by passing new laws and regulations.
Amending the Patents Act: major changes on the horizon (Market intelligence)
Until 1995, the Netherlands Patent Office (NPO) granted patents only after substantive examination, in which a technical examiner assessed whether the invention claimed in the application was new and involved an inventive step.
Tackling inactivity: legislative remedies against the PTO (Market intelligence)
This chapter looks at the remedies available to trademark and patent owners when the Venezuelan Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) fails to issue a decision on a trademark or patent application within the timeframe established by the law.
Get your assets in gear: aligning IP strategy and business strategy (Market intelligence)
Much has been written about both business strategy and IP strategy. When it comes to business strategy, there are many models, formulae and approaches that provide a framework to assist in its development and implementation. In contrast, it seems that most writing about IP strategy discusses its importance, but does not discuss its development and implementation. In fact, most writing seems to treat IP strategy and business strategy as two separate concepts, when in fact they are two sides of the same coin.
Supply chain restructuring: IP transfer pricing and taxation (Market intelligence)
In the early 1990s businesses began to transform corporate efficiency and profitability by taking a holistic view of their operations and optimising their supply chain networks
Bucking the trend: new developments in the IP field (Market intelligence)
Since the publication of IP Value 2007 the South African IP field has been active and there have been numerous new developments, regarding both legislation and case law.
Inclusion on Priority Watch List sets IP enforcement alarm bells ringing (Market intelligence)
Thailand is well known as a country where counterfeit products can be bought easily from street vendors. A single visit to Bangkok usually presents shoppers with endless opportunities to buy goods such as fake handbags, CDs and DVDs.
A new challenge: the evolving procedural rules for IP disputes (Market intelligence)
On September 19 2005 the new IP Code introduced new procedural rules for IP disputes. In particular, the new code provided that the existing rules for corporate disputes, set out in Law 5/2003, would also apply to IP disputes.
Recent trends in patent enforcement (Market intelligence)
Pakistan has a large, growing pharmaceutical industry and generic manufacturing is on the rise. As a result, there have been a number of major infringements of patented processes for pharmaceuticals, as well as patented compounds and compositions by local generic manufacturers, which import the generic drugs or their active ingredients from China, Brazil and India and then formulate and/or repackage the drugs for sale in Pakistan.
Managing intellectual property when regulators rule (Market intelligence)
It’s merger and acquisition (M&A) season: do you know where your intellectual property is? For the nearly 32,000 companies that have helped 2007 to be a record year for M&A activity, the answer should be yes. The federal regulators are watching.
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