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Patent ineligibility in Ericsson v TCL

China, United States12-05-2020Computer software, ElectronicsJeffrey D Smyth, Max Mauldin and Joseph Myles

In a significant 35 USC §101 ruling, the Federal Circuit has held that claims relating to an Ericsson patent were ineligible subject matter under the law, as Jeffrey D Smyth, Max Mauldin and Joseph Myles of Finnegan explain.

‘A safe zone’: how mentors can help young women in law


The legal profession hasn’t traditionally been ahead of the curve on formal mentorship programmes, instead relying on a more informal, organic exchange of knowledge between senior lawyers and young starters. WIPR reports.

What does the IP industry really think about AI inventions?

United States06-05-2020Computer softwareAustin Kim, Chris McKenna and Shabbi Khan

Comments submitted to the USPTO about AI provide a useful snapshot of the IP industry’s sentiment towards the technology, as Austin Kim, Chris McKenna and Shabbi Khan of Foley & Lardner explain.

Career series: Elaine Drager, Nokia

06-05-2020Elaine Drager

Elaine Drager, head of IP and asset strategy at Nokia, is not afraid of being the proverbial zebra in a herd of giraffes. Here, she tells WIPR about her childhood ambition to pursue robotics, and her dislike of declarations of “success” in the gender diversity arena.

Thryv: opposing policies in the Supreme Court

06-05-2020John Lu and Mollie Galchus

Last month’s US Supreme Court decision in Thryv v Click-to-Call highlights a division among the Justices when it comes to opposing policy concerns on patents, argue John Lu and Mollie Galchus of Milbank.

‘Unbinding’ precedent: TM protection for packaging colour schemes now more attainable

05-05-2020Andrea Anderson

In early April, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed a small but significant victory to trademark owners in a case involving colour marks for product packaging. Andrea Anderson of Holland & Hart reports.

Practical tips on working in a COVID-19 world

Brazil, EU, EU - PATENTS, EU - TRADEMARKS, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States30-04-2020Erick Palmer, Kristine Young, and Luiz Miranda

The global pandemic has forced IP offices to implement new measures and lawyers to change their practices, explain Erick Palmer, Kristine Young, and Luiz Miranda of Mayer Brown.

Can ‘herd immunity’ beat patent trolls?

29-04-2020Rory O'Neill

As a patent attorney at firms such as Apple, Ken Seddon was no stranger to patent trolls. As chief executive officer of the LOT Network, he believes he has found the answer. Rory O’Neill finds out more.

Poland jurisdiction report: Poland welcomes new IP rules

Poland29-04-2020Aleksandra Solyga-Zurek

There have been numerous changes relating to IP regulations in Poland. One of the most significant is the establishment of specialised IP courts.

Netherlands jurisdiction report: Copyright faceoff for facades

Netherlands29-04-2020Michiel Rijsdijk and Marlies Wiegerinck

On February 4, 2020, the District Court of Gelderland issued an interim order on copyright infringement of the facade of a recreational home.

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