Region: Europe

First US CRISPR Cas9 approval marks start of new era of patent wars

Friday’s green light from the FDA is watershed for IP strategy in the field

11 December 2023

Specialist Chapter: Patenting computer-implemented inventions at the EPO

Featured in The Patent Prosecution Review 2024

Computer-implemented inventions are patentable at the EPO, but can often face significant resistance, particularly in relation to inventive step and sufficiency. Assessment of inventive step at the EPO for such inventions can be more clearly understood as a normal application of the well-known problem-and-solution approach.

08 December 2023

Germany: UPC Impact and Legislative Shifts Make Germany a Venue of Choice

Featured in The Patent Prosecution Review 2024

The recent implementation of reforms to Germany's Patent Act and launch of the UPC are having lasting effects on the country, and highlight its importance as a litigation venue for protecting innovation. However, it remains to be seen whether the legislative changes will really enhance the synchronicity of Germany's bifurcated system or whether they will simply entail more work at the Federal Patent Court.

08 December 2023

Exclusive: Ericsson’s patent assertion chief on Lenovo suits, the UPC and global litigation strategy

Robert Earle speaks about enforcement in Brazil and India, and his hopes for a US shift on SEP injunctions

07 December 2023

Nokia v Oppo and VLSI v Intel – it’s all about the human mind

These major disputes have taken important steps forward over recent weeks and it will be real people, not faceless companies, who decide what happens next. The calls they make could be worth tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars

07 December 2023

Seven key takeaways from the first six months of UPC decisions

The Unified Patent Court has already issued several interesting rulings

04 December 2023

The UPC at six months: the key trends

The new pan-EU court has already shaken up the European patent landscape

01 December 2023

A Closer Look at Patent Registration Strategies

Featured in Inside India’s IP Market: a Guide 2024

While India is emerging as a global player in innovation, it falls behind other major economies in terms of the number of patent filings. To ensure that progress continues, applicants must consider India’s IP market conditions and utilise them for effective registration.

30 November 2023

This is what IP looks like

The smartphone tells a powerful story. It’s one that can be deployed to spread the good news about the value of IP in an engaging, accessible way

30 November 2023

How a patent dispute with 10x helped decimate NanoString’s stock price

Recent $31 million damages award has dealt a further blow to the company's faltering share value

29 November 2023

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