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Malaysia jurisdiction report: Insights on Malaysia’s patent grant process

Malaysia01-08-2018Dave Wyatt

The processes for allowance and grant of patents in Malaysia differ significantly from those in many other jurisdictions. Here are a few pointers that should help clarify the local practice.

Making SEP agreements fair: why Europe should take the lead

EU01-08-2018Brian Scarpelli

Europe’s efforts to improve the licensing process for standard-essential patents have the best chance of success globally, argues Brian Scarpelli of the App Association.

Netherlands jurisdiction report: Innovation tax incentives on offer

Netherlands31-07-2018Michiel Rijsdijk

For a multinational corporation entering the European market, the Netherlands is an attractive IP jurisdiction as its legal system is efficient in both time and costs. IP cases in the Netherlands are handled by courts that have extensive experience in this respect; The Hague Court, which has specialist IP judges, has exclusive jurisdiction in patent cases and an excellent reputation.

US jurisdiction report: Apple v Samsung—ending their patent war

US31-07-2018mobile devicesPaul J Sutton

What would cause the respected management of a major US corporation to authorise litigation that would probably cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars in attorneys’ fees alone? Especially where the litigation involved a fight over something intangible.

No break for Nestlé?

EU27-07-2018Alexander Heirwegh

The CJEU’s KitKat ruling shows that companies seeking to trademark the shape of their products in the EU must carefully prepare and assess their survey, market and advertising evidence before filing an application, as Alexander Heirwegh of law firm Petillion reports.

The story of ‘Black Friday’ in Germany

Germany18-07-2018Michael Frank

The cancellation of the ‘Black Friday’ trademark in Germany shows that terms in widespread use are vulnerable to cancellation, as Michael Frank of Brandstock reports.

UPC: an interview with Judge Sam Granata

Belgium, EU18-06-2018

Preserving evidence and handling mediation are two key aspects of the Unified Patent Court, says Sam Granata, a judge at the Court of Appeal Antwerp, Belgium, in an interview with WIPR.

Standard-essential patents: help or hindrance in the IoT?

13-06-2018Peter Koch

While the internet of things will create an ever-more interconnected technology landscape, it may cause major problems in the area of standard-essential patents if the new framework is not managed carefully. Peter Koch of Pinsent Masons investigates.

A helping hand: Nokia, FRAND and the IoT

EU08-06-2018Telecoms

As disruptive technologies change the face of the telecoms field, established players should communicate clearly the existence and importance of technologies protected by standard-essential patents so that new entrants are better aware of the potential costs of using certain technical standards, says Nokia’s Adrian Howes in an interview with WIPR.

A one-way ticket to (patent) success

05-06-2018

Understanding the other side’s position in a patent dispute and limiting patent aggression are key aims of Jaime Siegel, CEO of ticketing marketplace FlipTix, who talks to WIPR.

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