Mondaq UK: Intellectual Property
Brodies LLP
Intellectual Property Rights (IP) are often the most valuable assets owned and commercialised by businesses, whether in the form of product designs, software or brand names.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Like the USPTO, the European Patent Office (EPO) considers that the discovery of a natural phenomenon is not patent eligible. However, unlike the USPTO ...
Ropes & Gray LLP
On Nov. 29, 2017, the European Commission published its long-awaited guidance (found here) on litigating and licensing standard-essential patents (SEPs).
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
This case arose out of a set of circumstances which will not be unusual in the aftermath of the Seattle Genetics decision.
Abel & Imray
The inclusion of a disclaimer, where subject matter is carved out from the scope of a patent claim by means of a negative feature is not explicitly allowed for in the European Patent Convention (EPC).
Brodies LLP
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently handed luxury brand owners a victory against on Line marketplaces in their much anticipated decision in the case of Coty Germany v Parfumerie Azkente GmbH.
Abel & Imray
On 1 February 2017 the Board of Appeal of the EPO upheld the revocation of Bristol-Myers Squibb's (BMS) patent for anti-cancer drug dasatinib due to a lack of inventive step.
MJ Hudson
Meet the developers if you can, as well as any members of the business' management or operations team who oversee the software's use and maintenance.
Haseltine Lake LLP
n T 1225/13 the Board of Appeal adopted a claim interpretation that was only apparent to the parties from the written decision.
Dehns
In an arguably harsh, but refreshingly clear judgement the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled in C-567/16 that an SPC application cannot validly be filed on the basis of an End of Procedure Notice.
Abel & Imray
The European Patent Office has a reputation for being very strict when assessing whether an amendment has basis in the application as filed
Marks & Clerk
Official fees for UK patent applications are expected to rise in 2018. Nevertheless by international standards the UK will remain inexpensive. For example, UK fees will remain lower than at the EPO...
Haseltine Lake LLP
The number of patents granted by the EPO in 2016 was much higher than in any previous year and a high level of grants was maintained in the first half of 2017.
Brodies LLP
Since as long ago as 2002 Red Bull have been attempting to obtain, but more importantly retain a registered EU trade mark (‘EUTM') for a combination of blue and silver for its famous energy drink product.
Marks & Clerk
Under UK patent law, an invention made by an employee during the course of his or her normal duties will belong, by default, to the employer – unless there is an express agreement specifying otherwise.
Marks & Clerk
We have already reported on the Supreme Court's decision in Actavis v Eli Lilly (see here) which, as stated, is the most important decision in the last decade regarding patent infringement.
Marks & Clerk
The result of the EU referendum has led to some uncertainty over the future effect within the UK of Community (EU) designs.
Marks & Clerk
A recent spat between former UK Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell and retail giant John Lewis raised interesting questions around the extent of copyright protection with Riddell claiming that John Lewis' highly anticipated Christmas advert bore a resemblance to his 1986 picture book, Mr Underbed.
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
The new Act on "unjustified threats" came into force in the United Kingdom on October 1, 2017 following a long vetting process and much public commentary by European practitioners.
Marks & Clerk
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Abel & Imray
The inclusion of a disclaimer, where subject matter is carved out from the scope of a patent claim by means of a negative feature is not explicitly allowed for in the European Patent Convention (EPC).
Ropes & Gray LLP
On Nov. 29, 2017, the European Commission published its long-awaited guidance (found here) on litigating and licensing standard-essential patents (SEPs).
Abel & Imray
On 1 February 2017 the Board of Appeal of the EPO upheld the revocation of Bristol-Myers Squibb's (BMS) patent for anti-cancer drug dasatinib due to a lack of inventive step.
Marks & Clerk
We have already reported on the Supreme Court's decision in Actavis v Eli Lilly (see here) which, as stated, is the most important decision in the last decade regarding patent infringement.
Haseltine Lake LLP
The number of patents granted by the EPO in 2016 was much higher than in any previous year and a high level of grants was maintained in the first half of 2017.
Marks & Clerk
A recent spat between former UK Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell and retail giant John Lewis raised interesting questions around the extent of copyright protection with Riddell claiming that John Lewis' highly anticipated Christmas advert bore a resemblance to his 1986 picture book, Mr Underbed.
Marks & Clerk
The result of the EU referendum has led to some uncertainty over the future effect within the UK of Community (EU) designs.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
This case arose out of a set of circumstances which will not be unusual in the aftermath of the Seattle Genetics decision.
Waterfront Solicitors LLP
The John Lewis Christmas advert is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated Christmas adverts during the build up towards Christmas.
Haseltine Lake LLP
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