12 July 2024   Lord Justice Arnold questions Judge Mellor’s ‘inconsistent’ previous ruling in Levovo dispute but largely aligns | Lord Justice Birss ‘surprised it took so long to produce draft judgment’ | InterDigital’s bid for 49-50 US cents per unit cut to 22.5 US cents.

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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.
Trademarks
The country’s location and infrastructure projects paint a compelling picture for investors, so what’s the situation for brands? Sofia Araújo of Inventa explains.
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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.
Future of IP
9 July 2024   New Secretary of State previously vowed Labour would harness AI and "put it to work for everyone from every background” | Starmer’s government expected to adopt a tougher position on AI regulation and laws | Proposed regulatory innovation office would expedite decisions for “fast, clear and consistent regulation”.
Unified Patent Court
8 July 2024   Pan-European court hands down second infringement decision | Revokes patent Europe-wide after counterclaim | DexCom and Abbott dispute over technology for remotely monitoring blood glucose levels in diabetes patients.
Copyright
8 July 2024   Late singer’s siblings denied bid to eject managing members from Legacy company | Court said LLC agreement was “unambiguous” and plaintiffs’ interpretation was correct.
Trade secrets
5 July 2024   Seventh Circuit Court weighs in on trade secret and copyright dispute between Motorola and Hytera | Decision affirms significant portion of Motorola's award, but court orders re-evaluation of copyright damages.
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