Region: Europe

Anti-suit relief may be about to get a second wind in UK FRAND cases

Following a recent decision in a case involving Philips and Oppo, a resurgence in such injunctions could be on the cards

08 August 2022

UK publishes SEP outreach responses, but no changes are imminent

Despite the increasing attraction of the London courts, the real FRAND focus in Europe is likely to be on EU action which is promised by the end of the year

05 August 2022

Brexit was my toughest challenge, says outgoing UK IP Office head

In an exclusive interview, Tim Moss talks through the five years he spent leading the agency and provides an update on its current study of SEP/FRAND policy issues

02 August 2022

Major Avanci hire signals serious push into new licensing areas

Marianne Frydenlund joins the firm from Nordic Semicondustor with a brief to develop solutions for IoT-related sectors beyond auto

01 August 2022

Developments at the EPO on patenting AI-assisted inventions require close scrutiny

A recent decision handed down by the Boards of Appeal may mean greater patenting opportunities for innovators using AI to help create their inventions

30 July 2022

Sanofi farms out more IP as part of “play to win” strategy

The French company is one of several big pharmas to have offloaded deprioritised drugs in recent months

29 July 2022

How ResMed uses IP to build business value

Michael Pinczuk and his colleague Keira Moore explain that deep thinking about strategy and communication have paid dividends for the leading medtech company

29 July 2022

Lego’s EU design registration benefits from modular system exception

The EUIPO has ruled that Lego’s brick design is solely dictated by technical function, but being part of a modular system saves it from invalidation. It remains to be seen whether other products will turn to the modular system exception.

27 July 2022

UK government blocks IP deal with Chinese company using radical new powers

Recently implemented legislation gives the British government the ability to intervene in IP transactions

22 July 2022

The US leaves it to Europe to build the global framework for SEPs

With no concrete American policy, the door is now open for the European Union to decide the future of FRAND licensing

20 July 2022

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