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Copyright clarification from Europe’s top court

Judges at the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered good news for designers in their Cofomel decision earlier this month

25 September 2019

South Korean president uses 2 millionth patent grant to call for tech independence

Moon Jae-in (centre) made the comments amid an international dispute with Japan. He also said IP can help prevent conglomerates from seizing technology from smaller firms

25 September 2019

Why China’s new patent amendments may take time to raise damages

The Fourth Amendment to the Patent Law provides for bigger statutory awards and would let judges quintuple awards for punitive purposes

18 September 2019

The Boston Manifesto - why IP needs more women and how to make it happen

The IP world, particularly in the field of patents, continues to be dominated by men. A group of senior professionals from all parts of the IP ecosystem came together before this year's IPBC in Boston to discuss ways to encourage greater diversity and to produce recommendations to achieve it

12 September 2019

Five things to watch for from Japan’s new IP policy leadership

The new commissioner of the JPO and top cabinet advisor on IP will both address IPBC Asia in Tokyo in some of their first appearances in front of a global audience

11 September 2019

IP boutique seeks to show that new thinking on diversity is not just for Big Law

“We’re in a field of innovation but firms don’t do anything,” claims Harrity & Harrity managing partner John Harrity  on launch of incubator project

10 September 2019

Chinese investors dig into IP portfolios

Research reports in China increasingly highlight companies whose claims to innovation may not jibe with their patent portfolios

10 September 2019

Sinda may test the market for Chinese IP firm takeovers

A report says the patent filing powerhouse is attracting private equity interest at a possible valuation of around $300 million

02 September 2019

China’s patent attorney profession set to grow as focus shifts to quality

The numbers sitting the annual qualification exam have been rising, but previous threshold requirements, such as foreign language proficiency and work experience, have been lowered

13 August 2019

A No Deal Brexit now looks unavoidable, so plan accordingly

Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister has totally changed the trajectory of the UK's departure from the EU and IP owners' strategies should reflect that

10 August 2019

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