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Australia: Beware the shifting sands of term extensions

Australia12-05-2023Naomi Pearce, Eliza Jane Saunders and Chris Vindurampulle

Recent Australian decisions have resulted in both new opportunities to challenge patent term extensions in Australia and new patent prosecution practices to shield against them. We summarise here what is known about PTE, and the areas that are ripe for further challenge.

South Africa: Hope for measures to prevent abuse of the patent system

China, India, South Africa12-05-2023Tyron Grant

Government-led schemes to incentivise patents are leading to delays and prejudice against legitimate applicants. Tyron Grant of Spoor and Fisher explains how South Africa is tackling the problem.

'Wagatha Christie': why Rebekah Vardy's TM could attract a courtroom drama of its own

09-05-2023Michael Gardner

Will a trademark that plays on the name of a high-profile libel case between two footballers’ wives, and a famous novelist, attract courtroom battles of its own? Michael Gardner of Wedlake Bell believes it could.

Reaction Part II: Are Europe's SEP proposals fair?

EU05-05-2023Sarah Speight

In part two of a focus on the European Commission’s proposals to reform standard-essential patent licensing, lawyers share their views on the controversial plans.

Reaction: Europe's SEP proposals draw sharp scrutiny

04-05-2023Sarah Speight

After the European Commission finally published its proposals to reform standard-essential patent licensing, we share views from SEP holders and implementers in part one of a two-part focus on industry reaction.

Copyright and AI generators: are UK rights holders protected?

UK28-04-2023Joel Smith and Penny Thornton

In the wake of Getty Images v Stability AI, Joel Smith and Penny Thornton from Hogan Lovells ask whether UK law is adequate to protect rights holders from unlicensed use of their content.

Ed Sheeran on trial: fair inspiration or blatant plagiarism?

28-04-2023Sarah Speight

As the singer faces yet another copyright lawsuit—in this case over a Marvin Gaye track—he argues that there are 'only so many notes' in music and that 'coincidence' is inevitable. Sarah Speight asks, does he have a point?

Concerns grow over ‘tone-deaf’ PTAB reforms

27-04-2023Muireann Bolger

New proposals aimed at revamping the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s processes may create more problems than they solve, as Muireann Bolger finds.

World IP Day pledges from women across the industry

International26-04-2023Muireann Bolger

WIPR hears from influential women in IP, including former US federal judge Kathleen O’Malley, about why this year’s World IP Day theme has inspired them to promote women inventors and creatives.

Ikea’s legal action raises debate over IP in video games

EU25-04-2023Phillip Monteiro

The company’s concern over alleged infringements in The Store Is Closed reveals tensions over realism in games, says Phillip Monteiro of Inventa.

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