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Trade secrets
US efforts must form part of a global campaign to protect rights and combat threats to the world’s largest innovation economy, says Frank Cullen, executive director of the Council for Innovation Promotion.
Artificial Intelligence
The Bundesgerichtshof's DABUS decision offers a path for European harmonisation—with the US playing catchup, explains DABUS patent attorney Malte Köllner of Köllner & Partner.
Future of IP
In the first of a series that peeks under the bonnet of firms doing things differently, Sarah Speight speaks with lawyers who chose to go admin-free at Keystone Law.
Trademarks
The SCOTUS review will either chill or empower a court’s discretion to award damages from an infringer’s profits, explains Mark Sommers of Finnegan.
Careers
Maître Méridor Kongota Ndelo, who has experience in IP and corporate law, will manage the company's office in Gombe, Kinshasa.
Patents
In its first year, uptake of cases at the Unified Patent Court has surpassed most expectations. Darren Smyth of EIP delves into the facts and figures behind the headlines, with some surprising results.
Copyright
Big changes to New Zealand's IP laws make it vital to understand the new-look rules, says Christopher Young of MinterEllisonRuddWatts.
Artificial Intelligence
Adam Schiff’s bill would address copyright owners’ concerns around AI model training, but could have significant IT implications, says Anna Chauvet of Finnegan.
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Unified Patent Court
11 July 2024   Top ten firms handled over 70% of cases filed at the pan-European court | Full list of most prolific plaintiffs and defendants named.
Future of IP
11 July 2024   Emirates Minister of Economy makes nomination at WIPO’s 65th meeting in Geneva | Proposal aims to improve Arabic engagement with WIPO and support multilingualism | Announcement runs alongside collaboration efforts by Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia.
Future of IP
10 July 2024   With scant details to go on, the IP industry is anticipating what Keir Starmer’s appointments and pre-election statements will mean in practice, finds Marisa Woutersen.
Trade secrets
10 July 2024   As investor suits stalk Pegasystems after its landmark loss, in-house legal departments should note the salutary lessons on liability exposure.
Careers
10 July 2024   IP specialist RNA Law will focus on litigation, prosecution, and transactions | Seven senior lawyers make switch to new firm led by litigator Rob Rodrigues.
Trademarks
9 July 2024   IPEC judge said UK Innovations infringed AGA’s trademarks with electric-converted ovens but not copyright | Defendant successfully relied on section 51 copyright defence.
Trade secrets
9 July 2024   “Significant first win” for opponents of divisive ban | Federal judge finds FTC lacks “housekeeping authority” to engage in “substantive rulemaking” and to impose a nationwide rule | Injunction does not apply nationwide.
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