Region: Europe

Study reveals "unprecedented" flood of opportunistic filings in Russia as foreign brands targeted

Research uncovers nearly 500 trademark applications filed that are identical or similar to famous foreign brands

31 August 2022

How the UPC will change the global patent litigation landscape

This time next year, the new EU system is almost certain to be up and running. For rights holders and potential defendants, it will mean rethinking long-established strategic choices and preparing for a new set of major challenges. Gwilym Roberts, David Rose and Suzanne Harrison explain why 'game changing' may not be too hyperbolic a way to describe what is approaching

31 August 2022

Economic implications of the UPC for Scandinavia and beyond - part 2

The launch of the new UPC will introduce markedly different changes to the patent landscape, but there are still many unknowns. Possible developments include increased opposition proceedings and third-party observations.

31 August 2022

Huawei outspends rival telecoms innovators on R&D

Although the Chinese giant is currently number one, doubts have been raised as to whether its current levels of investment are sustainable

26 August 2022

Moderna sues Pfizer for patent infringement in the US and Germany over covid 19 vaccine

The company emphasises that it is not seeking injunctive relief and is only looking at sales the defendants have made since March of this year

26 August 2022

Novartis cross-border injunction win shows why Dutch litigation is so attractive to patentees

Court in The Hague bans drug sales across EU in decision that raises tough questions which the CJEU may need to answer

26 August 2022

SEP holders will not change their licensing models, ETSI legal director predicts

As connectivity becomes more prevalent across a wider range of industries, patent owners will stick to end user principles, says Christian Loyau

25 August 2022

General Assembly of the Court of Appeal reaches milestone decision on patentability of second medical use claims

In ruling on the patentability of second/further medical use patents in Turkey, the court has brought to a close years of debate on the validity of second medical use patents granted by the EPO before the EPC 2000 amendments.

24 August 2022

Top university IP head voices concerns about new UK foreign investment law

Imperial College tech transfer chief Vjera Magdalenic-Moussavi says the recent legislation puts dealmaking in danger

23 August 2022

IBM gets rare trade secrets anti-suit-injunction request thrown out by UK court

London judge refuses to restrain Big Blue from US IP proceedings against LzLabs

22 August 2022

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