Interviews +
Dan Sharp
University of Texas at Austin
20 May 2015
We have had an uptick in the figures, but the patent filings are a product of what happens to come in to our system. That’s the primary driver and once we’ve received the technology disclosure, we decide whether or not to file a patent on the technology. Sometimes we look at more technology in certain industries, but that tends to be by coincidence... readmore

Mosahid Khan
WIPO
06 May 2015
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reported that US universities led Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications in 2014. Of the top 10 universities to file applications, only one was a non-US institution. Mosahid Khan, head of WIPO’s IP and statistics section, explains the findings... readmore

Erica Gatland
RWS Group
22 April 2015
RWS Group’s Erica Gatland explains how the impact of the America Invents Act makes planning ahead for autumn 2015 essential readmore

David Cochrane
Spoor & Fisher
20 November 2014
South Africa’s draft IP policy isn’t perfect, but it is necessary, says David Cochrane of Spoor & Fisher readmore

Bruce Foucart
Coordination Center
20 November 2014
The IPR Center is seeing Chinese enforcement agencies begin to stand up to counterfeiters, while IP owners need to lend a hand, says director Bruce Foucart readmore

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Matters of import
20 January 2016
Alireza Behrooz of Merchant & Gould and Nick Phillips of Edwin Coe discuss parallel importation of pharmaceuticals in the US and Europe readmore

Raising the bar
16 December 2015
Amendments to the US Civil Rules of Procedure could dissuade some non-practicing entities from targeting technology-rich sectors readmore

Making connections
02 December 2015
Changes are coming to the UK Patent Box to meet new international standards readmore

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Australia
06 January 2016
Australia’s IP system has come under the spotlight as the government considers possible reforms. Naomi Pearce and Nigel Lokan of K&L Gates speak to Tammy Facey readmore

India
11 September 2015
Mohan Dewan and Disha Dewan of R K Dewan & Co report on the ban on any changes to patent specifications or claims at the time of national phase entry via the Patent Cooperation Treaty in India readmore

India
11 September 2015
The fear that natural products would be privatised soon, or one cannot study a product of nature and benefit from it if another legally possesses it, is always in the minds of all stakeholders. D. Calab Gabriel and Maria Gabriel of Lex IP Care discuss the patenting of natural bio-materials in India readmore

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AstraZeneca enters China with Plendil
02 March 2016 | London
AstraZeneca has entered into a licensing agreement with China Medical System (CMS) Holdings for the commercialisation rights in China to its calcium channel blocker, Plendil (felodipine)... readmore

Hogan Lovells boosts capabilities in Japan
01 March 2016 | Tokyo
Hogan Lovells has boosted its Japanese domestic patent capability with the hire of Hiroto Imai... readmore

Morgan Lewis bags four from K&L Gates
29 February 2016 | Chicago
Morgan Lewis has expanded its global IP team with four new partners from K&L Gates... readmore

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