Region: Europe

The ‘secret weapon’ of UPC protective letters

As the new court starts issuing preliminary injunction decisions, IAM looks at how pre-emptive defences filed by potential infringers have worked to date

29 September 2023

Prospect of European SEP regulation looms large in US policy debate

During a recent Washington DC event, SEP holders and standards implementers clashed about the European Commission’s draft proposal – and how the US should respond

29 September 2023

Huawei joins Sisvel’s Cellular IoT patent pool

The agreement reinforces the relationship the pair have already established and is another demonstration of the power of such programmes to offer transaction efficiency, as well as pricing transparency

28 September 2023

Meet this year’s IP Hall of Fame inductees - Lionel Bently K.C.

This week, IAM publishes in-depth interviews with the latest inductees. Today, world-renowned IP scholar Lionel Bently shares his proudest achievement, most important insight and the change he would like to see in IP

25 September 2023

How patents opted out of the UPC might still be dragged into revocation proceedings

Even if a European patent has been removed from the jurisdiction of the court, IP owners must be ready to assert the existence of the opt-out until rules are clarified

25 September 2023

Patent pools are making waves – but will Brussels listen?

Saturday Opinion: There’s plenty of compelling evidence that the market is capable of compromise without the heavy hand of regulation

23 September 2023

Europe’s SEP licensing regulation on course to become law

As momentum for the controversial legislation builds in EU institutions, it will be tough to halt even though its multiple flaws are becoming increasingly apparent

21 September 2023

Unified Patent Court grants preliminary injunction to 10x Genomics

A preliminary injunction strikes a heavy blow against NanoString Technologies which already withdrew from Germany due to a previous 10x injunction and now must do so from 16 more European countries

19 September 2023

Lessons for UPC litigation from United States patent cases

As the new forum starts holding hearings and companies across the globe look to participate, guidance on best practice for patent owners can be gleaned from the American courts

15 September 2023

Patent holder denied relief after UPC’s second preliminary injunction hearing

Upscale coffee machine maker CUP&CINO Kaffeesystem and accused infringer Alpina Coffee Systems both brought their milk frothers to show UPC judges how they worked

14 September 2023

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