Region: Europe

No turning back the clock on pandemic changes, says EPO Boards of Appeal president

BoA President Carl Josefsson also tells IAM that backlog reduction efforts are on track and the organisation is turning its attention toward timeliness of proceedings

27 May 2022

UCal further strengthens CRISPR position in Europe, but Cas9 licensing situation remains tricky

EPO Opposition Division upholds another key Doudna patent, but several gene-editing appeals are still in play

26 May 2022

How to approach patenting innovation around digital biomarkers

It is essential for practitioners to be aware of the main areas of focus for patent protection for digital biomarkers and their correlations to specific medical conditions, to ensure that any resulting protection helps to deliver enhanced treatment and diagnosis of a range of medical conditions.

25 May 2022

SEP stakeholders weigh in as EU mulls changes to FRAND framework

Reaction to a Commission call for evidence was more muted than the recent consultation exercise in the US, but raised some important points specific to Europe

24 May 2022

German injunction heaps pressure on Ford to take Avanci 4G licence

IP Bridge wins right to enjoin Detroit carmaker from selling into crucial market

24 May 2022

Huawei cross-licence with Israeli firm brings patent peace to key solar market

Deal follows key legal wins for the Chinese company in Germany and China, and comes at a time when it is seeking to pivot to renewable energy

24 May 2022

EPO chief economist: IP practitioners should use commercial nous to help Europe’s Deep Tech sector

IAM speaks to Yann Ménière of the European Patent Office about how the patent profession can best support Fourth Industrial Revolution innovators

23 May 2022

Stop blaming China for everything and start looking closer to home

Saturday Opinion: Chinese IP theft is an undoubted problem - and one that needs to be tackled head on - but poor, disjointed decision-making in the US and Europe has also created space for the country’s tech titans to move into

21 May 2022

AI IP professionals utilising holistic protection strategy as patents remain hard to get

During the two-day IAM Connect AI IP event this week, in-house IP heads from AI companies and AI-focused attorneys revealed their methods of protecting AI assets

20 May 2022

McDonald’s is leaving Russia but will seek to retain its trademarks there

Move announced on Monday is rooted in the company’s brand values, CEO explains, but the door is left open to maintain key IP in the country

20 May 2022

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