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Alibaba case highlights importance of filing trademarks in China

June 26 2015 Alibaba is the largest e-commerce platform in China, and one of the biggest in the world. Its co-founder, Jack Ma, is the richest man in China; he is…

Exceptions to the privilege of self-incrimination

August 7 2012 On 4 July in Phillips v Mulcaire [2012] UKSC 28 the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom gave judgment on two key issues regarding the privilege against self-incrimination.

How could internal combustion engines help drive decarbonisation?

July 22 2021 Last week, the UK Government announced that sales of new petrol and diesel heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) will be banned by 2040. The UK’s Road Haulage…

Loonshot in Medical Robotics - Patent Landscape Analysis

March 17 2022 Loonshot = an idea that’s not just big, it seems mad to even try - Safi Bahcall Robot-assisted surgery is a hot area in Medtech. The number of patent…

Patents Court affirms power to grant injunctions for pre-grant patents, but refuses injunction for Novartis

June 7 2022 Swiss drug-maker, Novartis, sought a preliminary injunction to keep Teva and four other generics off the market for its prescription-only relapse…

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) - Keeping it Simple and Practical

June 29 2022 We all know that Unified Patents and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is big news in the patent world. Beyond the legal updates, businesses need to…

IP considerations arising from increased micro mobility competition

June 24 2022 Following the Queen’s Speech, and years of consultations and lobbying from the micro mobility sector, it looks like the e-scooter industry is in for…

Are open-source patent portfolios the key to the EV revolution?

June 16 2022 Members of our Dynamics team and Litigation team will be attending MOVE - Mobility Re-imagined at the ExCel on the 15-16 June 2022 as exhibitors…

What is the Unified Patent Court?

June 9 2022 The Unified Patent Court (“UPC”) is a new pan-European court expected to open for business some time after October 2022. It will adjudicate disputes…

What is the likely timing of the UPC and UP coming into being?

June 9 2022 The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is currently completing preparations to be open for business (under the Protocol on the Provisional Application of the…