Region: Europe

Drafting AI patent applications for success at the EPO – drafting the full specification

Co-published - How applicants can give themselves the best possible chance of obtaining commercially useful rights

25 October 2021

Talks over covid vaccine IP waiver appear increasingly futile

Saturday Opinion: The prospect of an international agreement on the proposed suspension of TRIPS now appears vanishingly small

23 October 2021

EU-wide SPCs would make unitary patent system more attractive, says Bayer IP chief

Joerg Thomaier believes unitary supplementary protection certificates should be introduced to coincide with the roll-out of the UPC

21 October 2021

Our 5G licensing rates will be ready before mass vehicle roll-out begins, says top Avanci executive

Senior VP Laurie Fitzgerald was speaking after Swedish truck and bus manufacturer the Volvo Group became the latest licensee of the platform’s 4G programme

20 October 2021

Courts split on AI inventorship and patenting

The Long Read: Those hoping for clarity on whether AI programmes can be regarded as inventors for patent purposes will be disappointed by the different ways in which courts around the world have handled the issue so far. Helen Macpherson, Tanvi Shah and Avi Toltzis of Baker & McKenzie look at recent developments

20 October 2021

Investment in medical device IP is surging

Diagnostic innovation buyouts drive resurgence of med-tech deal-making

19 October 2021

Ericsson turns in strong licensing quarter with Apple renewal looming

Continued impact of Samsung deal pushes Swedish company’s royalty take near $300 million – but executives warn upcoming re-negotiations could produce temporary disruption again

19 October 2021

What we’ve learned from an eventful fortnight in auto IP

Saturday Opinion: Litigation is heating up, big antitrust questions remain unanswered and there’s more to the rising conflict than just wireless SEPs

16 October 2021

Rating the world’s top patent offices

Last chance to take part in this year’s benchmarking survey of the IP5 agencies

15 October 2021

Warning letters may be more trouble than they are worth: a cautionary tale

While sending a warning letter to perceived infringers is not a pre-condition to enforcing patent rights under Turkish law, it can be a cost-effective and swift way to resolve disputes. However, brand owners should be aware of the potential negative consequences before putting pen to paper.

13 October 2021

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