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SEP owners in the driving seat

28-08-2020Rory O'Neill

It's been a big month for the future of SEP licensing, and it comes on the cusp of the 5G era. Rory O'Neill reports.

How Denmark champions green innovation alongside IP protection

Denmark27-08-2020Sidsel Hauge and Mikkel Roed Trier

Denmark is a frontrunner in Europe when it comes to green innovation, fuelled by ambitious goals on tackling climate change and by recognising the important role of IP, as Sidsel Hauge and Mikkel Roed Trier of AWA explain.

Health warning: COVID-19 and the rise of counterfeits

26-08-2020Elizabeth Dennis

The COVID-19 pandemic means that counterfeits pose a greater threat than ever before, as Elizabeth Dennis of Marks & Clerk argues.

Dabus and unanswered questions about inventive AI

International, UK24-08-2020Matt Hervey

IP decisions made about Dabus—a “creativity machine”—are likely to accelerate legislative consideration of the patentability of inventions by AI. For now, those using AI in innovation should consider what kind of human involvement suffices for a patent, and consider alternative forms of protection, says Matt Hervey, head of artificial intelligence at Gowling WLG.

Google and Uber’s trade secrets collision: a cautionary tale for IP owners


The saga of former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski’s imprisonment for trade secrets theft has highlighted the need for all businesses to be vigilant when it comes to safeguarding confidential information, as Oliver Laing and Christie Batty of Potter Clarkson argue.

Business continuity during lockdown

18-08-2020Mathilde Carle

Maintaining business practice under lockdown conditions involves communicating effectively and mastering technological office tools. Mathilde Carle, a lawyer with Paris-based Godin Associés, provides insight into the third session of a virtual discussion series hosted by the International Trademark Association’s Young Practitioners Committee on adjusting to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

US jurisdiction report: COVID-19’s impact on US patent practices

17-08-2020Paul J Sutton

US patent and IP law practices, like other practices, have been suddenly and profoundly affected in many ways by the spreading COVID-19 pandemic. This article attempts to provide insights into and examples of the challenges facing patent companies and their patent attorneys as they cope with the inter-related combination of health and financial onslaughts.

Sweden jurisdiction report: Sinking the pirates

Sweden17-08-2020Maria Zamkova

The use of illegal digital services is decreasing significantly in Sweden, most of all by internet users aged 16 to 29, according to a recent survey, “Changed attitudes to illegal streaming”, published February 7, 2020, by Kantar Sifo on behalf of the Swedish Patent and Registration Office.

Italy jurisdiction report: A penalty kick for famous names

Italy17-08-2020Mauro Bronzini

The Italian Industrial Property Code confers autonomous protection on names which become famous in non-commercial fields, regardless of whether they are also registered as trademarks.

Netherlands jurisdiction report: Bun fight over burgers

17-08-2020Michiel Rijsdijk and Marlies Wiegerinck

On the May 27, the District Court of The Hague ruled that Nestlé’s Incredible Burger infringes the EU trademark ‘Impossible Burger’, owned by Impossible Foods, and ordered a pan-European interim injunction.

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