Region: Europe

UK Supreme Court becomes highest court to consider DABUS/AI inventorship dispute

The country’s highest court grappled with questions that are fundamental to the future of patent law

03 March 2023

Can ChatGPT replace a patent lawyer?

We asked the large-language model to draft a patent claim, design around a claim, and identify prior art – and concluded that it is potentially helpful but unreliable

02 March 2023

Meet the man who helps innovative operating companies realise huge patent ROI

Ron Epstein’s IP advisory firm acts as “virtual in-house counsel” for small companies and his recent successes include a $150 million settlement for one client and half-a-billion in verdicts for another

01 March 2023

No such thing as ‘wait and see’ approach, warns UPC’s top judge as sunrise period begins

Court of Appeal President Klaus Grabinski speaks exclusively to IAM as three-month countdown to the Unified Patent Court gets underway

01 March 2023

Oppo rejects Nokia’s arbitration proposal

The Chinese handset maker has opted to fight on for now, but alludes to "counter-offer" in the pipeline.

27 February 2023

State of inventiveness in Europe

The region is lagging behind its global peers in invention productivity but there are ways this gulf can be crossed

24 February 2023

Vidal reveals perspective on UPC, SEPs and competition with China

In the second part of IAM’s exclusive interview with USPTO Director Kathi Vidal, she shares her thoughts on international patent issues

23 February 2023

IP profession diversity is a marathon – and we have the endurance to finish

We’re feeling hopeful that patent professionals are taking real action, as explained in the 2023 Q1 Special Report “Advancing IP Diversity”

23 February 2023

The power of the unitary patent should be the UPC’s biggest draw

While the litigation system is attracting most of the attention, the new right has the potential to be more valuable than anything granted anywhere else in the world

23 February 2023

Unitary SPCs necessary to attract pharma to UPC/UP system, says Bayer IP chief

Joerg Thomaier also shares his thoughts on the UPC and EPO patent quality in an exclusive IAM interview

22 February 2023

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