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EPO Board of Appeal advises how to determine technical subject matter for assessing inventive step

European Union - January 15 2018 Computer implemented inventions, such as computer software, can be easy to copy but time-consuming to develop. Therefore, companies and developers are

Insights: Latest round of UK telecoms litigation shows effects and limits of EPO Oppositions

European Union, United Kingdom - March 21 2017 We last reported on IPCom’s long-running patent litigation in relation to European (UK) patent 1841268 in June 2015. There have already been a number

The FRAND Injunction - What does it mean

United Kingdom - June 16 2017 We recently reported on a decision of the High Court in the ongoing Unwired Planet v Huawei litigation, in which Birss J offered guidance on what

Changing attitudes toward illegal downloading in younger consumers

United Kingdom - July 13 2018 Online piracy continues to be a thorn in the side of content creators. For as long as music, videos and games have been available on the internet

World's largest patent offices hold annual heads of office meeting

Global - June 28 2018 The annual IP5 heads of office meeting was held on 14 June 2018, in New Orleans USA, in which the five largest patent offices (IP5) met to discuss

Insights: Update on EU patent protection and Brexit

European Union, United Kingdom - September 27 2018 There is no “one size fits all” approach to Brexit. We recommend discussing strategies with your usual advisor. Only a few areas of UK patent law

Insights: Update on EU design protection and Brexit

European Union, United Kingdom - September 26 2018 There is no "one size fits all" approach to Brexit. We recommend discussing strategies with your usual advisor. With a possible Brexit date of 29

Insights: Filings in light of Brexit

European Union, United Kingdom - September 25 2018 There is no "one size fits all" approach to Brexit. We recommend discussing strategies with your usual advisor. In Trade Mark terms

Do you have the right owner's consent?

United Kingdom - August 13 2018 Everybody has seen the FACT advert before watching a movie "You wouldn't steal a car". However, despite the popularity (notoriety?) of this advert

How to release value from your unused patents

USA - August 8 2018 In my view, the secondary market for patents is less developed than it might be. Perhaps one of the main reasons is that the secondary market has