What you need to know about the UP and UPC

What you need to know about the UP and UPC

Background Nine years after the signing of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court, the new Unitary Patent (UP) and single Unified Patent Court (UPC) are nearly a reality. All that is needed is for Germany to deposit its instrument of ratification of the UPC Agreement...

Genericness banned in Russia

Genericness banned in Russia

The story started back in 2019. At that time, SUGEN, INC. and PHARMACIA & UPJOHN COMPANY Pharmacia Upjohn sued Nativa, a Russian company, The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and Oleg Mikhaylov, the third person closely associated with Nativa against...

Road to the future: SEP licensing and litigation in the automotive field

Shaobin Zhu & Bo Tang, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, address the advances in vehicular technology and the correlating increase in standard-essential patent licensing and litigation in the automotive industry for continued innovation and protection of these enhancements.

War: the patent turbulence zone

Vítor Sérgio Moreira & Anna Shcherbyna of Inventa focus on the role of patents during times of war, focusing on their use as weapons from World War I to the present.

Revealing insights on the oncology patent landscape to drive litigation strategy – an interview with David Marques

The Patent Lawyer sits down with David Marques, Principal Consultant, Litigation Products & Strategy at Clarivate, to ask questions about the recent report, discussing litigation actions, jurisdiction strategy and highlighted opportunities.

A new era of GUI design in China Lunwei Huang

Lunwei Huang, Partner at Beijing Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency Ltd., examines the development of design patent involving graphic user interface in China, from both the patenting side and the enforcing side.

On the home straight: The European Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court

By Rainer K. Kuhnen, Senior Partner at Kuhnen & Wacker, summarizes the Unitary Patent and Unitary Patent Court, whose entry into force is now in sight, with comparative advice in relation to the existing European bundle patent.

Internet of Things: future FRAND disputes in the UPC?

Sarah Taylor, Senior Practice Development Lawyer at Pinsent Masons LLP, addresses the opportunities the Unitary Patent Court presents in the space of the Internet of Things, and how FRAND litigation may evolve in the Unitary Patent Court.

IP law in Japan: the recent changes

Osamu Yamamoto, Partner at Yuasa and Hara, updates us on the recent changes to Japanese IP Law, including the implementation of online procedures, the secret patent system, and trail for correction.

Is it possible to protect fashion objects as inventions and utility models?

Ludmila Lisovskaya, Patent Specialist at Zuykov and partners, encourages the exploration of patents as a form of protection in the fashion industry with successful examples.

Rankings: South America

10 of the best law firms from each of the top South American jurisdictions, including Argentina, Brazil and Peru.

Jurisdictional Briefing, US: parameters of export control: considerations when patenting dual-use technologies

Dr. Grant Ehrlich and Maggie Russell of Cantor Colburn reflect on the parameters of export and the results of violation along with foreign filing licenses at the USPTO.

Do unnamed inventors have rights?

DPS Parmar, Special Counsel at LexOrbis, addresses this question with reference to Indian law and previous cases, offering cautionary remarks on the claim to patent rights as an unnamed inventor.

Patent opinions: are they still helpful, and if so, when?

Adam Smoot & Anthony Zhang of Maschoff Brennan review the appropriate use and potential benefits of patent opinions with reference to cases in which implementation has been successful.

Industrial Designs Registrations term in Mexico

Rafael Beltran, Principal and Partner of Beltran Fortuny y Beltran Rivera, reviews the changes to the term of registration of Industrial Designs in Mexico in light of the latest revisions in 2020.

Venture building with IP

Robert Klinski, the Founder of Patentship, examines technology patents as a valuable asset, discussing blockchain and 5G patents as an option for return on investment.

Negative limitations and the Written Description Requirement – a sequel

David McCombs, Eugene Goryunov, Alan Wang, and Li Yang of Hayne & Boone provide an update on the Written Description Requirements, following on from the article published in the March/April 2022 issue, based on the majority’s opinion in the June 2022 Novartis decision.

Stress & Burnout in the legal profession: an interview with Anthony Seale & Lucy Shurwood

Anthony Seale, CEO of Legatics, and Lucy Shurwood, Partner at Pinsent Masons, discuss the findings of a recent YouGov survey on ‘Challenges in the legal profession: an investigation’, with an explanation as to how Legatics and the Mindful Business Charter can help lawyers facing these struggles.

G2 Legal promotes internally to help with business growth

G2 Legal, a leading legal recruitment company, today announced multiple promotions to help deliver its plan for growth. Having joined G2 Legal in 2013, Andrew Cookson is now promoted to Director and will continue to head up the Midlands region. James Hitti has been...

Powell Gilbert hires new Associate with physical sciences background

Douglas Jayatilaka has advised on matters before the Supreme Court and CJEU LONDON – Specialist IP law firm Powell Gilbert LLP (PG) has expanded its premier team of IP lawyers with the appointment of solicitor Douglas Jayatilaka as an Associate.  He has a technical...

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What you need to know about the UP and UPC

Background Nine years after the signing of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court, the new Unitary Patent (UP) and single Unified Patent Court (UPC) are nearly a reality. All that is needed is for Germany to deposit its instrument of ratification of the UPC Agreement...

read more

Genericness banned in Russia

The story started back in 2019. At that time, SUGEN, INC. and PHARMACIA & UPJOHN COMPANY Pharmacia Upjohn sued Nativa, a Russian company, The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and Oleg Mikhaylov, the third person closely associated with Nativa against...

read more

G2 Legal promotes internally to help with business growth

G2 Legal, a leading legal recruitment company, today announced multiple promotions to help deliver its plan for growth. Having joined G2 Legal in 2013, Andrew Cookson is now promoted to Director and will continue to head up the Midlands region. James Hitti has been...

read more

IP as an enabler for AI: UK government shows its hand

The recently published response of the UK government to a consultation on the interface between artificial intelligence (“AI”) and intellectual property law demonstrates the importance that is attached to this area of technology in driving innovation and economic...

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Carpmaels & Ransford promotes new senior associate

Jonathon Woodward was promoted to Senior Associate as of 1st July 2022 Carpmaels & Ransford is pleased to announce the promotion of Jonathon Woodward to Senior Associate, effective from 1st July 2022. Jonny works across the Engineering, Tech and Chemistry teams...

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The TRIPS waiver versus patents as Open Innovation enablers

On 17 June 2022, World Trade Organization members agreed on a patent waiver for developing countries (the Eligible Members)[1]. The patent waiver allows Eligible Members to waive patent rights without the patent-holder’s consent.  It applies to patents needed for the...

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AI inventions and patent law

A worldwide agreement on protection of inventions made by Artificial Intelligence is essential to address the threats posed by AI to the patent system, argue two academics at the University of New South Wales in Australia in a recent article[1] published in Nature....

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All change (but not just yet) when it comes to AI and IP

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform many aspects of life and the UK government has recognized that it is important to review IP laws to ensure that they evolve and promote innovation in this fast-paced area of technology. That was the...

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Carpmaels & Ransford promotes two new partners

 Ben Husband & Simon Llewellyn join the partnership on 1st July 2022 Carpmaels & Ransford is pleased to announce the promotion of Ben Husband and Simon Llewellyn to the partnership, effective from 1st July 2022. Ben joined Carpmaels & Ransford in 2013...

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Mewburn Ellis advises creators of Goodwood 2022 record breaker

IP firm advises the company behind the Spéirling electric hypercar which has just beaten the Goodwood Hillclimb record European IP firm Mewburn Ellis has advised British company McMurtry Automotive (“McMurtry”) on the patents behind the record-breaking Spéirling...

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