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Contracting parties should take notice of the latest interpretation ruling

United Kingdom - November 16 2017 In the case of Zayo Group International Limited v Ainger and others, the High Court has adopted a literal interpretation of notice provisions in a…

Giving Defendants a Second Chance: Failure to Assert Improper Venue Prior to TC Heartland is Not a Waiver Under the Federal Rules

USA - November 16 2017 In its May 2017 decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, LLC, 137 S.Ct. 1514 (2017), the Supreme Court shocked the patent world by…

USITC Denies Request For Entry Into Early Disposition Pilot Program

USA - November 8 2017 Under a pilot program initiated in 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) may designate an investigation for early disposition if the ITC…

‘Minute Winner’ loses out in TV format copyright claim

United Kingdom - November 1 2017 Can copyright subsist in the format of a television show? Until recently, the only judicial decision on this question was back in 1989 in a case…

USITC Maintains General Exclusion Order Against Foam Footwear Despite PTO’s Finding of Unpatentability On Reexamination

USA - October 31 2017 For the second time in the past few months, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to maintain an exclusion order despite final…

WP 29 publishes Guidelines on Automated Individual Decision-Making and Profiling “WP251”

European Union - October 27 2017 The Article 29 Working Party, the group of EU data protection authorities charged with agreeing European-wide guidance on GDPR, has published…

More Changes to the EU Trade Mark Regime

European Union - October 10 2017 Back on 23 March 2016, the first round of reforms to the Community Trade Mark regime was implemented. Amongst other changes, the Office for…

Federal Circuit Rejects Requirement That Patent Owners Have the Burden to Prove the Patentability of Amended Claims Proffered During Inter Partes Review Proceedings

European Union, USA - October 9 2017 The Federal Circuit has issued its long-awaited ruling in Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal, No. 2015-1177, with the majority of the en banc court agreeing…

Changes to the CNIL’s blanket authorization for whistleblowing in France

France - September 4 2017 By a decision of June 2017, the CNIL has modified its blanket authorization for whistleblowing with a view to adapting it to recent changes introduced…

Federal Circuit in Visual Memory Struggles with Alice Test (Part Two)

USA - August 30 2017 In Part One of this post, I summarized the Federal Circuit’s recent ruling on patent eligibility in Visual Memory LLC v NVIDIA Corp. In this second…