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The digital transformation of IP management still has a long way to go

Saturday Opinion: Though digital IP tools have come a long way, Anushka Arya and Nigel Wong of Rouse Consultancy argue that they have yet to make inroads into the most high-level areas of decision making

12 February 2022

New wave of fitness-related patent litigation driven by booming market and brand concerns

Recent lawsuits involving Nike, Peloton, lululemon and others suggest an explosion in consumer demand for high-tech workout gear is leading to IP conflict

11 January 2022

Vidal looks all set to lead the USPTO after confident Senate hearing

In a strong display, the Biden administration's choice to lead the agency addressed Section 101 reform and Fintiv discretionary denials, but may have left a hostage to fortune on SEP/FRAND

02 December 2021

CNIPA's draft patent examination guidelines: what is coming down the pipeline?

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: IP5 insights

29 November 2021

Recent validity trends at China's Patent Office

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: IP5 insights

29 November 2021

More than half a million Chinese patent applications swept up in quality crackdown so far

Reports say CNIPA identified 545,000 ‘abnormal’ patent applications in the first half of 2021 under new system set up to flag bogus filing activity

08 November 2021

Facing pressure at home, Chinese vaping giant goes on IP offensive

Shenzhen-based Smoore Technology has become a success story in the US market, and now asks the ITC to exclude dozens of North American companies for patent and design infringement

20 October 2021

Ranking as Asia’s most innovative economy highlights South Korea’s need for IP value creation

World-beating R&D and patent rates propel country to top of Asia for the first time in annual WIPO study, but Global Innovation Index also shows areas where IP professionals can help it improve further

27 September 2021

Why the delay in picking a new USPTO director really matters

Acting head Drew Hirshfeld says he’s focused on doing the best job possible, but some fear that without a permanent political appointee the agency could be hamstrung

03 September 2021

How the covid-19 pandemic has transformed the IP legal landscape

The Long Read: Top private practice partners based in Australia reflect on what it has taken to captain their firms through the events of the last 18 months and look at the ways in which the significant upheavals have affected the IP services industry

18 August 2021

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