No. 183 Managing Intell. Prop. 1 (2008)

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Managing
Intellectual
Property


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36 1 Meet WIPO's new leader

Francis Gurry begins his six-year term as WIPO director general
this month. He takes over after a period in which the Organisation
has been attacked by users and member states, and risks becom-
ing irrelevant. In an exclusive interview, Gurry discusses the chal-
lenges affecting IP policy, what his priorities will be as director gen-
eral and the changes he will make to bring WIPO in from the cold.
James Nurton

PLUS
38 WIPO's previous leaders profiled
39   Five challenges for Gurry
40 IP leaders on what WIPO should do next
41 WIPO in numbers


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CHINA
24 Dragon diplomacy
Despite political tensions and a pending WTO case, the US and China have common con-
cerns regarding IP protection. Mark Cohen

EUROPE
30 A fresh view of the EPO
The European Patent Office says it will raise the bar for examination. But what is the truth
behind falling allowance rates? Hugh Dunlop

UNITED STATES
42 Troll haven at the ITC
The US Supreme Court's eBay decision reduced the leverage that patent trolls have in dis-
trict courts. Does the ITC give them a safe haven? Bas de Blank and Fabio Marino

INDIA
57 Pharma strategies
In response to business challenges, pharmaceutical companies are developing new patent-
ing, licensing and partnership strategies to exploit their IP rights. Rakesh Mishra and GVS
Sesha Kumar

INTERNATIONAL                                             PLUS
60    Oppositions compared                                64    The latest
As the US debates introducgn post-qfrn oppositions for patents,  news on the US5
correspondents in Australia, Canada, China, Europe andf India explain proposals
how their systemns work in Managing 1P's monthly Q&A guide.


30 Trends at the EPO


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