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Dodgy data: national patent records

17-04-2018Willem Lagemaat

There are large gaps in the data available on global patents, and countries signed up to the Patent Cooperation Treaty are not being active in addressing the problem, as Willem Lagemaat of Lighthouse IP reports.

Taking care with CRISPR

EU17-04-2018Cath Coombes

Attorneys drafting CRISPR patent applications in Europe may need to ensure there is relevant data to support the application if patentability relies on a specific technical effect associated with the CRISPR system used. Cath Coombes of HGF reports.

FRAND licensing: Arbitration, arbitration, arbitration

16-04-2018

Disagreements over FRAND licensing must be settled by telecoms experts and arbitrators, not judges and regulators, says Bill Merritt, CEO of InterDigital, in an interview with WIPR.

More stumbling blocks for the UPC

EU, UK16-04-2018

While the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement has signalled a step forward in certainty, the future of IP in the UK and the Unified Patent Court after Brexit is still murky. WIPR investigates.

Bubbling to the surface: copyright for graffiti

US13-04-2018Fashion, RetailBarbara Hoffman

Whether graffiti art can be protected by copyright law is not usually discussed, but alleged unauthorised use by H&M has brought the matter to the surface. Barbara Hoffman of The Hoffman Law Firm reports.

US jurisdiction report: Mainstream financing of patent litigation

US12-04-2018

The funding of US contingency-fee patent and IP litigation has morphed into a respectable industry. No longer does private patent litigation funding carry the stigma once associated with it. The number of funders is increasing and their arrangements with owners of US patent portfolios are being more frequently examined and embraced by ‘big law’.

Netherlands jurisdiction report: Crocs shedding tears after ruling

Netherlands12-04-2018Michiel Rijsdijk

A public disclosure by shoe maker Crocs has resulted in the cancellation of the registration of its well-known clogs design.

GDPR: a threat to global online brand protection?

EU11-04-2018Alexander Heirwegh

There are fears among IP owners that the pending GDPR in Europe will make it difficult to track down infringers online, undoing years of good work by the Whois system. Alexander Heirwegh of law firm Petillion reports.

Mexico jurisdiction report: Taking care of the pharma sector

Mexico09-04-2018Mariana Gonzalez

On January 10, 2018, the Investigative Authority (IA) of the Federal Commission of Economic Competition (COFECE) published in the Federal Official Gazette a notice that it was initiating a new investigatory procedure on the investigation with file number IO-001-2017. The probe was to determine the existence of an unlawful concentration of companies in the market for the distribution and wholesale of pharmaceutical, personal care and beauty products.

Malaysia jurisdiction report: Hybrid IP protection

Malaysia09-04-2018Hawa Diyana Saim

Patents and trade secrets seem like opposite sides of a scale. Trade secrets derive their legal protection from their inherently secretive nature, whereas patents can be protected only through disclosure of the invention—the specification in a patent application must describe the invention in a manner that would enable one with ordinary skill in the art to make and use the invention without an undue amount of experimentation.

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