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Patent filing trends signal boom in low emissions technologies

Australia - November 8 2022 IP Australia has recently released its patent analysis of low emission Technologies (LET), based on patent filings for the period 2015 - 2020 (see…

New website launched for the Unified Patent Court (UPC)

European Union - November 7 2022 The Unified Patent Court has launched its official website today, replacing the UPC Preparatory Committee’s original site at the same address: www…

Unified Patent Court to open doors and unitary patents to be available from 1 April 2023 and opt-outs from 1 January 2023

European Union - October 10 2022 It’s all systems go it seems for the UPC. The Rules of Procedure of the new court came into force in September and now the UPC’s Administrative…

Climate crisis carve-out from US wind turbine patent injunction

USA - September 14 2022 The decision (Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy A/S v. General Electric Co, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, No. 1:21-cv-10216)…

The IP in NFTs - Law Commission (E&W) proposes that digital assets are treated as new form of personal property

United Kingdom - September 8 2022 How should digital assets be treated in terms of property? This is what the Law Commission of England and Wales has been considering in its…

High Court gamble does not pay out for computer-implemented inventions in Australia

Australia - August 17 2022 Even the High Court of Australia has found the question of patentability of computer-implemented inventions challenging. As a result of an equally…

The IP in NFTs - Strategies for protecting your brands and products in the metaverse

European Union - August 15 2022 The creation (“minting”) and sale and use of NFTs raises many IP issues which we have discussed in our previous posts in our IP in NFTs series…

Double patenting in Germany - Options for a choice between the UPC and the German national courts

European Union - August 9 2022 Under current German patent law, it is not possible to maintain a German national patent for the same invention for which a European patent has also…

What next for standard essential patents (SEPs) in the UK - responses to the UKIPO’s Call for Views

United Kingdom - August 9 2022 We previously reported on the UK Intellectual Property Office’s (UKIPO) consultation on standard essential patents (SEPs) when it was launched in…

UPC Rules of Procedure - final version approved

European Union, United Kingdom - August 8 2022 The UPC Rules of Procedure (the Rules) have been approved. Amendments to the previous (18th) draft (from 2017) have been released by the UPC…