Region: Europe

Legal confusion on essentially derived varieties must be cleared up for the sake of innovation

As gene editing techniques come to the fore in the UK and elsewhere, Joel Smith of Hogan Lovells argues that industry needs clarity on the breeder's exception to plant variety rights

12 May 2022

Economic implications of the UPC for Scandinavia and beyond

While the broader implications of the introduction of a single European court tasked with handling patent matters are not yet clear, a look at the bigger picture suggests that demand for patent litigation looks set to increase.

11 May 2022

Palantir seeks client-attorney discovery in case involving alleged IP litigation fraud

Law firm Williams & Connolly is the target of US discovery requests in latest twist to German patent and trade secrets proceedings

09 May 2022

Five key trends shaping the patent market in France

The arrival of the UPC, a sharp uptick in the number of FRAND disputes and a boost for efforts to promote IP culture, in particular among SMEs, are all having a big impact, writes Magda Voltolini

04 May 2022

What the CJEU’s landmark injunction decision means for German patent litigation

The EU court’s ruling may drive more lawsuits to Munich

03 May 2022

More US auto companies will sign up to Avanci, Marconi boss predicts

In an exclusive interview, Kasim Alfalahi talks through the platform’s present and future, as well as developments affecting Teletry, Velos and the wider IP market

28 April 2022

Via Licensing ending wireless patent pool to double down on audio codec programmes

The development leaves Sisvel as the only mobile devices patent pool on the market, and the company is throwing open its doors to former Via licensors

27 April 2022

How revised EPO guidelines affect treatment of AI inventions

Co-published – Although changes will make it tougher to secure patent protection, there are still ways through

27 April 2022

How the UPC will reshape European FRAND/SEP strategies

Standard essential patent owners face an even more complicated set of IP dilemmas with the Unified Patent Court

26 April 2022

We never start a fight but are never afraid of one either, says Oppo’s CIPO

IP head Adler Feng says a difference in views over the value 5G brings each sides’ products sits at the centre of its patent dispute with Nokia

21 April 2022

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