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January 16

Will UK IP minister @JoJohnsonMP provide clarification on this? UK industry will need answers quickly, as will inve… https://t.co/ZAqZwRqro5

January 16

Theresa May will say tomorrow that Brexit means removing UK from jurisdiction of CJEU. That must mean the UK leaving the UPC system.

January 16

If this story is correct it is hard to see how the UK can remain part of the Unified Patent Court system post-Brexit https://t.co/HD7sBTAwdX

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16 Jan 2017
Patents and know-how power new GE move into China battery market

For US technology companies doing business in China, joint venture arrangements are perennially near the top of the list of IP concerns. The common perception is that increased pressure on foreign partners to transfer technology to local partners is a major lever used by Chinese authorities during periods of greater protectionism. With the short-term future of the Sino-American trade...

15 Jan 2017
Licensing income a stand-out success in what was generally a poor 2016 for Technicolor

Technicolor CEO Frederic Rose has probably not had the best of weekends. On Thursday, the Paris-based entertainment technology company issued a warning that EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) for financial year 2016 is likely to come in at €565 million – significantly less than the €600 million to €635 million that had been anticipated...

13 Jan 2017
The biggest US patent litigation targets see a big drop off in cases in 2016

The headline numbers for the 2016 litigation year in the US were out last week and showed a big drop in the total number of new patent infringement cases. According to Unified Patents there were 4,382 new cases, a drop of almost 25% on the 2015 figure. That is the lowest level since 2011 when the America Invents Act (AIA) came into force and new joinder rules had a significant inflationary...

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