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Finding a USPTO Director that both the White House and Senate can support is tough

Another week begins without the Biden Administration having put forward a name for confirmation as the agency’s head

26 July 2021

Tencent appoints IP industry veteran to top policy role

Obama administration IP czar Danny Marti takes up senior position with the Chinese tech and media powerhouse

12 July 2021

New IP division at Delhi High Court is another step forward for Indian patent litigation

Judges announced for new bench that will handle patent office appeals as well as infringement litigation

09 July 2021

Microsoft gets new IP head following Yokoyama move

Company veteran replaces departing chief, who takes charge of cloud and AI legal operation

08 July 2021

Why a two-speed corporate IP function is the way to keep up with digital

The Long Read: Re-engineering in-house teams to meet the new challenges posed by the rapidly evolving digital environment does not have to involve a wholesale teardown of existing structures, argue Jens Bordin and Karin Lersten of Konsert Strategy & IP. Instead, it could be more of a directed evolution

16 June 2021

US district court trademark filings slump to 10-year low

Data from Lex Machina shows that the drop in the amount of litigation comes after small recoveries in both 2018 and 2019. Overall, though, the picture for the last decade is one of decline

08 June 2021

Zespri asks kiwifruit growers to explore a deal in China to address unauthorised plantings

Co-operative of New Zealand producers warns that plant variety litigation is unlikely to succeed on its own

02 June 2021

The USPTO Director choice may effectively come down to Chris Coons

White House backing for the covid vaccine IP waiver puts the pro-patent Delaware senator in a powerful position to decide who gets the job

25 May 2021

Fraud concern as hundreds of trademark applicant passport numbers discoverable online

IAM sister publication World Trademark Review uncovers details via the EU IP Office’s TMview search platform

20 May 2021

Top judge's blueprint for the future of IP litigation in India

The Long Read: Justice Manmohan Singh was the chair of the recently abolished Intellectual Property Appellate Board and before that sat on the bench of the Delhi High Court where he presided over a series of landmark patent cases. In an exclusive interview, he talks about his shock at the Indian government's decision to do away with the board but argues that rights holders should not lose hope for the future

05 May 2021

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