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Apple Loses "iPhone" To Leather Manufacturers In China

Apple Loses "iPhone" To Leather Manufacturers In China

05 May 2016

Philippine Supreme Court Axes Field Testing of GMO Eggplant

Philippine Supreme Court Axes Field Testing of GMO Eggplant

12 May 2016

The Supreme Court of the Philippines ruled against conducting field trials of genetically modified eggplant or BT Talong (talong is the Tagalog word for eggplant) as a precautionary measure to protect human health and environment and promote people’s...

Beware the Product-by-Process Claim

Beware the Product-by-Process Claim

19 May 2016

Product-by-Process (hereinafter PBP) claims define a product by its method of production. Ex Parte Painter, 57 O.G. 999 (Comm’r Pat. 1891). At its inception, PBP claims were only permitted where the claimed product “resist[ed] definition by other tha...

New Mediation Scheme For IP Dispute Resolution

New Mediation Scheme For IP Dispute Resolution

21 March 2016

Landmark Case for Counterfeit Goods Infringement in China

Landmark Case for Counterfeit Goods Infringement in China

13 April 2016

In a recent landmark decision, the newly-established Beijing Intellectual Property Court awarded record statutory damages in favour of a luxury outwear maker against a domestic apparel company. Edward Chatterton explains.

Fallout from the 'Reasonable Certainty' Standard for Indefiniteness

Fallout from the 'Reasonable Certainty' Standard for Indefiniteness

06 January 2016

Well-established law provided that a claim was only invalid on indefiniteness grounds pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 112, second paragraph, if it was not “amenable to construction” or “insolubly ambiguous.” Exxon Research & Eng’g Co. v. United States, 265 F...

China’s IP Courts Celebrate One Year

China’s IP Courts Celebrate One Year

16 December 2015

It has been a year since China established its three national IP courts. In September, the Supreme Court of China published a collection of 14 key cases from the year. Lily Zhang has chosen three of the cases and spoken to the litigators involved.

Anton Piller Orders: Safeguards to Prevent Excesses

Anton Piller Orders: Safeguards to Prevent Excesses

16 December 2015

Exclusive License Patentee Receiving No Royalties Found to Have No Standing in Patent Infringement Case

Exclusive License Patentee Receiving No Royalties Found to Have No Standing in Patent Infringement C...

06 January 2016

Patentees must receive royalties to sue for infringement.

Asia’s Cases of the Year

Asia’s Cases of the Year

18 November 2015

In preparation for the annual Asia IP Awards in Okinawa next month, the staff at Asia IP has reviewed hundreds of cases submitted by law firms around the region. Lily Zhang and Johnny Chan share some of the best.

Indonesia: Nakamichi Evens the Score Against Infringers

Indonesia: Nakamichi Evens the Score Against Infringers

24 November 2015

Andy Najanurdin manufactures and trades in fabrics using the Nakamichi brand throughout Indonesia. In 2004, he registered the mark NAKAMICHI under IDM000068148 for goods in Class 24. He has built his reputation over the years by maintaining the excel...

Industry professionals to converge at BIP Asia

Industry professionals to converge at BIP Asia

28 November 2015

Commercial Courts in India

Commercial Courts in India

15 October 2015

AIPPI: Is mandatory mediation good for IP?

AIPPI: Is mandatory mediation good for IP?

15 October 2015

Mandatory mediation is an opportunity for the parties to communicate.

High Court Win for Australian Generic Pharmaceutical Companies on Blockbuster Cholesterol Drug

High Court Win for Australian Generic Pharmaceutical Companies on Blockbuster Cholesterol Drug

02 September 2015

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