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The patentability of stem cells: WARF's success and failure on opposite sides of the Atlantic
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 31 2008

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) has had three of its patents in relation to stem cells (and in particular, methods of isolation) upheld by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO


Criminal convictions loom for price fixing oil executives
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • February 6 2008

Following their US conviction, three oil executives have returned to the UK to face the first British criminal investigation into price fixing


Dell and Psion in fight for the right to "Netbook"
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • March 4 2009

Psion Teklogix Inc, which describes itself as a company that "specializes in making mobile workers more productive", faces the prospect of being a victim of its own success on the one hand and its failure to take steps to protect that success on the other


US court rules non-transferable software "can be resold"
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • October 29 2009

Whether you are a computer software developer, user or are buying or selling software licences as part of a wider corporate transaction it may be worth taking note of a recent ruling by a US Court that reaches an interesting conclusion on the nature of computer software ownership


Battle of the books
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • July 3 2009

Two disputes involving high profile novels have recently brought copyright infringement to the fore in the international media


Have boy band taken wrong direction?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • April 16 2012

A lawsuit has been filed in the federal court of Los Angeles, alleging that UK boy band One Direction have infringed the trade mark rights of a US band of the same name


Games (and songs) without frontiers
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • March 16 2012

The Stop Online Piracy Act (“SOPA”) was a United States bill introduced to extend the reach of U.S. law to combat online trafficking of intellectual property and counterfeit goods outside U.S. jurisdiction


Court of Appeal finds racist material hosted in California is subject to English law
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • March 24 2010

The Court of Appeal has held that English law prohibiting the publication of racially inflammatory material applies to online material hosted on a server in another country


Lucasfilm lays claim to the storm trooper legions
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • May 7 2008

Imagine the scene: You are in a distinctly non-space age courtroom in London


Shorter patent application times promised as Patent Prosecution Highway is launched
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • October 5 2007

The United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have begun a twelve-month pilot scheme designed to expedite the processing of patent applications in the United Kingdom and the United States