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The impact of changing legislation on IP owners

Featured in IP Value 2008 - An international guide for the boardroom

One thing is certain in the world of intellectual asset and IP management – the ground is constantly shifting. As US IP owners get to grips with significant legal changes, changes in the Australian marketplace are also having an impact – both positive and negative – on the rights of IP owners.

29 January 2008

Due diligence or discount on valuation: what’s it to be?

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Patent valuation involves numerous economic considerations. It also requires a technical understanding of the technology covered by the patent and the clarification of issues

29 January 2008

The MPEG-2 Case: Dusseldorf courts lead the field in patent expertise

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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

29 January 2008

The changing face of intellectual property

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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.

29 January 2008

European patent system: the growing need for reform

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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.

29 January 2008

Royal(ty) succession: the evolution of IP-backed securitisation

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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.

29 January 2008

IP protection comes to the fore in Switzerland

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In recent years there have been some significant changes to intellectual property in Switzerland.

29 January 2008

Fast-moving IP development shows no sign of slowing down

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Iceland is a relatively large country but has a small population – its 300,000-strong inhabitants are spread over an area of 103,000 square kilometres, although the vast majority (60 per cent) live in and around the capital, Reykjavik.

29 January 2008

A balanced relationship? The interface between IP law and competition law

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This chapter looks at the possible conflicts that can arise between intellectual property and the competition process and free market access in Mexico. It also analyses the approach of the Federal Competition Commission to this issue.

29 January 2008

Compliance with the written description requirement in chemical and pharmaceutical patents

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The written description requirement in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries is based on a unique, everevolving factual situation necessitating the application of what would otherwise be a technology-neutral statute. In light of the range of issues presented, drafting, prosecution and enforcement strategies have become more complicated, with the courts providing a rather ambiguous guide as to what is sufficient.

29 January 2008

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