No. 181 Managing Intell. Prop. 1 (2008)

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                                                                International
                                A                               People of the year                           28
                                                             i For the sixth year, Managing IP profiles the 50 most
                                                       h       influential people in intellectual property. This year,
                                                               politics and reform dominate the list, which includes
                                                               politicians, campaigners, academics, industry leaders
                                                               and a few mavericks. Eklavya Gupte, Eileen
                                                               McDermott, James Nurton and Peter Ollier
                                                               China
                                                               Monopoly maze                                 54
                                                                                China's new Anti-Monopoly Law,
                                                                                which comes into effect on August
                                                                                1, includes a specific provision relat-
                                                                                ing to IP. Here's how it could affect
                                                                                your rights. Kirstic Nicholson and
                                                                                Zirou Liu
                                                               International
                                                               A  question of trust                          58
                                                               Privilege is a vital counterbalance to discovery in litiga-
                                                               tion, but there are many ambiguities about how and when
                                                               it is applied in IP cases. Now a treaty has been proposed
                                                               to bring clarity. Jochen Biihling and Michael Jewess
                                                               PLUS: correspondents answer seven questions on privi-
                                                               lege in Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Malaysia,
                                                               the UK and the US                              60
                                                               United States
                                                               New era in licensing                          67
                                                               Recent Supreme Court decisions mean you need to take
                                                               extra steps to protect your rights and minimize the risk
                                                               of losses when licensing patent rights. Edward E
                                                               Vassallo and Swatee Jasoria

                                                               Forum     shopping lives on!                  69
                                                               An EU directive promised to harmonize enforcement,
                                                               but differences in implementation and local approaches
                                                               remain, as this guide to seven jurisdictions shows
                                                               United States
                                                               Boost for biotechnology                       79
                                                                                The US Supreme Court's rejection of
                                                                                the rigid TSM test in last year's KSR
                                                                                decision, in favour of a more flexi-
                                                                     .,         ble approach, could be used to the
                                                                   ().patentee's advantage in the biotech-
                                                                              _i nology and pharmaceutical fields.
                                                               Ewa M Davison and Gary M Myles


Last month's US Supreme Court decision in Quanta v LG could
change the balance of power in licensing negotiations in the     Whts next for WIPO                         24
US. The ruling threatens to make it harder for patent owners to  I               Former WIPO deputy director-gen-
collect downstream royalties, and may make some existing                         eral Geoffrey Yu discusses the
licences unenforceable.                                                          challenges for the new director-
                                                                                 general, reflects on the internet
                                                                                 treaties and considers how to
                                                                        41 -mend relations between member
                                                                                 states. Peter Oilier

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