Mondaq UK: Intellectual Property
Dehns
The dust has been settling across Europe in the 18 months following the resolution of the much publicised and lengthy "Broccoli/Tomato" patent wars. The final position of the EPO's Enlarged Board of Appeal...
Dehns
Breaking news: the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) has, according to this report, ordered the Federal President not to ratify the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court.
Kemp IT Law
This blog develops the themes of our February piece on cloud availability risks from software patent claims.
Marks & Clerk
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement requires ratification by 13 participating states in order to come into force, including France, Germany and the UK.
Dehns
In a recent landmark judgment (Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics v AbbVie Biotechnology [2017] EWHC 395 (Pat)), the English High Court has granted a novel type of declaratory relief which may be used...
Dehns
Litigation concerning Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) frequently involves referrals to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU), as reported here.
Dehns
Under what circumstances are Supplemental Protection Certificates (SPCs) available for combination products? Numerous judgements by the Court of Justice of the EU have failed...
Dehns
CRISPR-Cas9 is more than a quick and inexpensive method for editing genes; it is a revolutionary genetic engineering technique with enormous potential in healthcare, agriculture and industrial biotechnology.
Marks & Clerk
Following the UK Government's announcement in late 2016 that it would ratify the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA), the project appears to be back on track.
Dehns
Nokia and Apple have a long history of patent litigation. For example, in October last year, Nokia won a case in the US against Apple going back to 2010...
Harbottle & Lewis LLP
This week has seen another European election, this time in the UK, with Brexit very much at the forefront of issues.
Waterfront Solicitors LLP
Apple's application for IWATCH has been refused by the courts on the basis that it is not distinctive. Whilst this is a setback for Apple, we suspect it is not the end of the matter:
Waterfront Solicitors LLP
A trade mark dispute has arisen between Iceland (think volcanoes and glaciers) and Iceland (think chicken drumsticks and fish fingers).
Abel & Imray
Last week the Court of Appeal issued its decision in the long running dispute between Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. and Cadbury UK Ltd...
ENSafrica
Two recent news reports give some useful insight into the commercialisation of trade marks and its relevance to public utilities.
Haseltine Lake LLP
If your European patent/patent application involves products of essentially biological processes, such as crossing of whole plant or animal genomes, proceedings may be stayed.
Marks & Clerk
In this latest instalment of the ‘chocolate wars' between confectionery heavyweights Nestlé and Cadbury...
Dehns
If you have identified an interesting opportunity for a research or development collaboration and are discussing a potential agreement, then Intellectual Property is one of the key factors...
TLT Solicitors
The High Court has ruled in favour of a software provider in a case which highlights the importance of agreeing robust and clear contractual terms in a software licence.
Marks & Clerk
In a recent decision of the EPO's Boards of Appeal, T1463/11 (Universal merchant platform/CardinalCommerce), the appellant successfully appealed a decision of the Examining...
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Haseltine Lake LLP
If your European patent/patent application involves products of essentially biological processes, such as crossing of whole plant or animal genomes, proceedings may be stayed.
Kemp IT Law
This blog develops the themes of our February piece on cloud availability risks from software patent claims.
Marks & Clerk
In a recent decision of the EPO's Boards of Appeal, T1463/11 (Universal merchant platform/CardinalCommerce), the appellant successfully appealed a decision of the Examining...
Gowling WLG
How to approach contracting during the uncertain transitional period that the Brexit negotiations will cause and what does it mean for IP?
Van Bael & Bellis
The present case related to issues of competition law, FRAND, injunctions and damages.
TLT Solicitors
The High Court has ruled in favour of a software provider in a case which highlights the importance of agreeing robust and clear contractual terms in a software licence.
Marks & Clerk
In this latest instalment of the ‘chocolate wars' between confectionery heavyweights Nestlé and Cadbury...
Abel & Imray
Last week the Court of Appeal issued its decision in the long running dispute between Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. and Cadbury UK Ltd...
Dehns
CRISPR-Cas9 is more than a quick and inexpensive method for editing genes; it is a revolutionary genetic engineering technique with enormous potential in healthcare, agriculture and industrial biotechnology.
Waterfront Solicitors LLP
A trade mark dispute has arisen between Iceland (think volcanoes and glaciers) and Iceland (think chicken drumsticks and fish fingers).
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