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European trade secrets rules soon to become reality

European Union - January 14 2016 The EU Trade Secrets Directive is close to becoming a reality. In a previous edition of In context we already reported on this. A new version of the...

Jan Pieter Hustinx, Tobias Cohen Jehoram, Oscar Lamme, Tjibbe Douma.


First German ruling since Huawei judgment against infringer of standard-essential patents

Germany - December 9 2015 For the first time since the ECJ's Huawei judgment, a German court has ruled on the infringement of standard essential patents (SEPs) and Fair...

Jan Pieter Hustinx, Oscar Lamme.


Keeping it secret: start preparing for Trade Secrets Directive

European Union - October 12 2015 Trade secrets are an important asset for all businesses as they are at the core of their competiveness. A trade secret can be any information that is...

Jan Pieter Hustinx, Tobias Cohen Jehoram, Tjibbe Douma.


ECJ: non-fertilised human ovum activated by parthenogenesis could be patentable

European Union - January 14 2015 The European Court of Justice recently ruled in International Stem Cell Corporation that parthenogenetically activated non-fertilised human ova are...

Jan Pieter Hustinx, Ilja Morée, Tjibbe Douma.


Trade secret protections in the US at federal level for those observing appropriate measures

USA - November 10 2014 Every company has trade secrets, whether these are technical trade secrets (such as a certain process) or commercial trade secrets (such as business...

Tobias Cohen Jehoram, Tjibbe Douma.