Cover story: Securing a competitive future in Europe:
Claudia Tapia, Ericsson, discusses the importance of the standardization and F/RAND in the success for a Digital Single Market, and warns regulators about the consequences of shifting the current balance in detriment of innovators lacking evidence of a systemic problem.
A bridge too far? Limits in PTAB trials:
Kenneth R. Adamo, David W. Higer, Eugene Goryunov and Brian A. Verbus, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, investigate the limitations on arguments and demonstratives at The Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
A winning combination:
Gowlings and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co form Gowling WLG. Rob MacDonald and Gordon Harris, co-heads of Gowling WLG’s firm wide intellectual property group – one of the premier IP practices in the world – explain what makes the combination unique.
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Combining patent quality improvement with international filing strategies:
Alistair Forster and TechInsights explore the process of high quality patent filing, and advise how to successfully use the tools available to generate effective patents.
Our precious imagined order Adrian Howes, Nokia, explores patent standards in the mobile industry and comments on the strength and benefits of this current patent standards model.
The IEEE patent policy update:
Part two In the second article of a two-piece series on the IEEE patent policy update, DR. Konstantinos Karachalios explains how updates in four key focus areas were made to deliver greater clarity and help enable the next generation of global technology standards.
Curation reveals hidden information for more effective IP searching:
Lora Burgess, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), discusses the ways curated content could improve your patent search by making it easier, more precise, and less time consuming.
IP challenges in the food and beverage sector:
While distribution of food through the correct food channels may address the world’s ever increasing food needs, manufacturers will need to suggest healthier options such as ‘pharma foods’ or ‘medical foods’ with prolonged shelf life. Afzana Anwer investigates.
Australian patent eligibility:
RPL Central v Commissioner of Patents: Carl Harrap and Stuart Irvine, Freehills Patent Attorneys, discuss the RPL Central decision in Australia and how this affects patent law in the country.
The Unitary Patent: Are you ready for it?
Bob Stembridge, Thomson Reuters IP Solutions, looks in-depth at the Unitary Patent and the Unitary Patent Court, and investigates the pros and cons of the agreement for the participant countries.
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