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2021 – General News Stories


AIPPI UK Event Report

Lord Justice Birss looks to the future of civil justice.

Read the full article on the IPKat.


IP Developments in Biotechnology Australia 2021

Australian update in the AIPPI 2021 Annual Report for the Biotechnology Standing Committee.

IP Developments in Biotechnology Australia 2021 – Lexology


AIPPI President at the 2021 Annual Conference of In-house IP Managers in China

Opportunities & Strategies under the Great Changes.



Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property

Read a great overview of AIPPI‘s work on AI and IP by Dr. Guillaume Henry.

Starts on page 15 of The Global IP Matrix.


Recent judicial personnel change at the IP court in Warsaw and AIPPI Poland’s position

As one of the leading associations that supported reform, AIPPI Poland took a stand by publishing its position paper on 22 June 2021.

AIPPI Poland concerned about judicial move. Read the article in IP Stars.


The COVID-19 pandemic: pressures on IP

COVID-19 has resulted in major changes for IP. Eyal Bressler of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property examines some of the most significant.

World IP Review, Annual 2021.


Inventions Created By AI

The legal discussions are increasingly centred around a phenomenon so far encountered only in science fiction: What if the AI itself invents new technical solutions?

Read this short article by Michael Woller here.


The uncharted path for patenting Artificial Intelligence in the US.

Read this article by the ex-chair of the AIPPI US group Marc Richards which references the AIPPI AI Resolution on pages 18-21 of this edition of The Patent Lawyer Magazine.

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An interview with the AIPPI Biotechnology Committee member, Leonor Magalhães Galvão, on the IAM media platform.

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Interview with the latest AIPPI Award of Merit Holder, Calum Smyth, on the IAM media platform.

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2021 AIPPI World Congress Online

Japanese Patent Office

The JPO Commissioner Gave a Speech at the 2021 AIPPI World Congress.

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AIPPI Panel Session 10: Anti-suit & anti-anti-suit injunctions

This panel session addressed global FRAND determinations by national courts and out-of-jurisdiction judgments in the form of anti-suit and anti-anti-suit injunctions.

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2020 – General News Stories

AIPPI UK Event Report: Roundup of 2020’s Patent Cases.

“On Thursday 10 December 2020, patents’ practitioners were invited to gather round their virtual fireplaces to attend AIPPI’s annual patent round-up event…”

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Virtual IP Conferences: Here to Stay?

“The conferences were a mix of paid-for and free events. AIPPI in fact offered the entire 8-day conference for free to its members.”

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Is it time to move on from the AI inventor debate?

A major theme identified by the USPTO from the consultation results was that, based on the majority view that AGI has not yet arrived current AI could neither invent nor author without human intervention. Read on…


On the 26 and 27 October 2020, the Trade Mark 5 (TM5) partners celebrated their 9th Annual Meeting online, which involved discussions on the partners’ respective projects.

The user associations APRAM and AIPPI represented European Union users and were invited by the EUIPO playing an active role in the user session. Read on…


The positions of AIPPI and AIPPI Japan are referenced several times in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) publication, Public Views on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy.



2020 AIPPI World Congress Online


Different yet similar – Intellectual Property Magazine

AIPPI’s 2020 world congress went solely virtual for the first time due to Covid-19. However, laptop screens didn’t prevent lively debate around IP’s hottest topics. Read on.


‘No return’: IP offices unpick COVID-19 impact

At AIPPI, office chiefs discussed new ways of working, planning for post-COVID-19, and the impact of the pandemic on IP applications. Read on…


AIPPI: ‘What is overly broad is in the eye of the beholder’

Speakers from Regeneron and Novartis discussed how broad patent claims are behind a trend of innovator v innovator litigation. Read on…


CNIPA Commissioner Shen Changyu delivers a speech at IP5 meeting.


AIPPI 2020: innovator patent dispute numbers low

Low number of innovators instigating patent proceedings against other innovators ‘indicative of a system working well’, panellists suggest. Read on…


Anastasiia Kyrylenko wins the 2020 AIPPI Student Essay Prize

Anastasiia’s essay, “COVID-19 and Geographical Indications: Is the Promise of ‘Quality’ in ‘Quality Schemes’ Undermined?”, analyses whether lockdown measures and the resulting changes in the methods of PDO/PGI production negatively affected the so-called ‘promise of quality’, as regulated under the EU’s regime for protection of geographical indications. Read on…


AIPPI 2020: trade secret litigation increasing

Higher damage awards in China could deter potential infringers; issues across other IP rights are ‘forcing’ rights holders to look at trade secrets as a new way to protect innovations. Read on… 


AIPPI: Copyright fair use exemptions will expand after COVID

Panellists shared insights from Canada, China and the EU on the lack of flexibility for fair use, giving the example of online education. Read on…


A panellist on the AIPPI Coronavirus and Pharma Patents session

Juan Arias, Managing Partner of ABG Intellectual Property, was the European representative at the Panel Session, The Coronavirus Pandemic and Its Impact on Pharma Patent Prosecution Issues, Including Patent Prosecution Highways and Compulsory Licensing, which was organised during the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) World Congress. Read on…


Don’t rely on social media usernames, brands told

Lawyers at the AIPPI Congress discussed the pitfalls of protecting trademarks on social media, including bogus usernames, fan pages and fake accounts. Read on…


DDG Yi: Today’s thriving knowledge economy is the result of 25 years of TRIPS Agreement

WTO Deputy Director-General Yi Xiaozhun underscored on 5 October the significance of the WTO’s Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), which has created unprecedented possibilities for creators, innovators and companies across the globe. Speaking at the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) World Congress, DDG Yi highlighted the 25th anniversary of the TRIPS Agreement and warned of the risk of taking for granted the improvements achieved by its implementation around the world.


EUIPO lawyer: trademark disclaimers pose language difficulties

Panellists at the AIPPI Congress discussed how applicants can avoid inconsistent IP office decisions on trademarks that contain generic or descriptive terms.


AI inventorship takes (virtual) centre stage at AIPPI

Panellists at the AIPPI World Congress Online discussed AI inventorship and forecasted how AI-assisted drug research will shake up the pharma industry.


AIPPI panel: Lawyers hail benefits of bifurcation

Speakers at yesterday’s virtual panel on litigating in a bifurcated system at AIPPI’s World Congress Online mapped out the reasons why their respective systems offer litigants advantages over a more unified approach.


AIPPI 2020: copyright ‘was not prepared’ for Covid-19

Panellists discuss fair use exemptions brought on by the pandemic; examine whether copyright law needs changing for another pandemic-sized event.


AIPPI 2020: delays can be ‘fatal’ when seeking injunctions

Patentees should “move as quickly as they can” when seeking injunctions against defendants, so agreed panellists speaking at the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property’s (AIPPI) 2020 World Congress Online event.