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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, Gertjan Kuipers, Tobias Cohen Jehoram, 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, Gertjan Kuipers, Tobias Cohen Jehoram.


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, Gertjan Kuipers.


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...

Gertjan Kuipers, Tobias Cohen Jehoram.


ECJ opens door to SPCs for safeners in plant protection products

European Union, Netherlands - July 9 2014 The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided that a safener can fall within the definition of an 'active substance' as outlined in Articles 1.8...

Jan Pieter Hustinx, Ilja Morée, Gertjan Kuipers, Margot Kokke.