Dec. 28 – Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
At the time of the year when predictions for 2013 are virtually required reading, I have to confess that my crystal ball is somewhat foggy. Even so, I can’t help joining everyone in attempting to discern what the key issues of 2013 will be regarding the international protection of some intellectual property rights. Some predictions are routine. Piracy will continue to plague IP owners; technology will still pose challenges to the application of IP rights (and to the enforcement of those rights); “tech transfer” will remain a flash point between developed and developing countries. However, I would like to focus on a number of less routine, but no less critical, challenges IP rights will face in 2013.