Region: Europe

What success for the UPC will look like

Europe’s new unitary system could be a global gamechanger but there are some key developments to look for when deciding whether it has actually become one

24 November 2022

EPO cements ‘new normal’ with permanent move to videoconferencing

Examination and opposition proceedings will continue to be held online, though the future of appeal hearings is less certain

23 November 2022

EIP Amar UPC partnership shows shifting European law firm landscape

The incoming court is prompting firms to find new ways of working together

17 November 2022

Why Germany is opposing the WTO’s decision to suspend patent protection

While WTO member states have expressed general sympathy for the goal to provide broad access to vaccine technology during the pandemic, Germany continues to favour patent protection over compulsory licensing.

16 November 2022

Protecting trade secrets in the United Kingdom

Featured in Special Report 2022 Q4: Trade secret strategy playbook

16 November 2022

Global tracker: trade secret law

Featured in Special Report 2022 Q4: Trade secret strategy playbook

16 November 2022

Self-driving vehicles spur new IP strategies in the automotive sector

Zenseact in-house counsel Jenny Widahl and FiveAI’s Claire Bennett share their strategies for protecting innovations in autonomous driving

15 November 2022

UPC judge conflict-of-interest risks must be handled with extreme care

Saturday Opinion: The new court must take decisive and transparent action to address concerns about part-time judges

12 November 2022

Nokia wins another UK victory over Oppo, adding to string of European wins

Forthcoming Chinese decisions are however likely to be more impactful in global battle

10 November 2022

Striking the balance: how to reduce costs and maintain foreign patent protection for Scandinavian exports

In a climate of business uncertainty, re-examining the focus of your patent portfolio can be a complex but essential exercise. A strategic mindset can help export-driven companies reduce costs while maintaining adequate foreign protection.

09 November 2022

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