19 July 2024   Minister’s role includes oversight of IP, AI regulation, and digital policy | Follows Peter Kyle’s appointment as lead for the same department | Minister has scientific background and served in various shadow ministerial roles.

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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.
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.
Maître Méridor Kongota Ndelo, who has experience in IP and corporate law, will manage the company's office in Gombe, Kinshasa.
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.
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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