Region: European Union

Copyright clarification from Europe’s top court

Judges at the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered good news for designers in their Cofomel decision earlier this month

25 September 2019

Latest CJEU developments will disappoint those seeking SPC clarity

Europe’s highest court has refused to tackle a long-standing question relating to third-party marketing approval, while its Advocate General has provided confusing guidance on Article 3(a)

24 September 2019

Irish Supreme Court decision opens door to interlocutory injunctions

The more flexible test looks set to end the run of adverse decisions that have affected rights holders in one of Europe’s key life sciences hubs

03 September 2019

Three key IP takeaways from Bayer's $7.6 billion sale of its animal health unit

The German company's divestiture to Elanco is the latest example of a pharma giant fleeing non-core business areas - and it is unlikely to be the last

26 August 2019

Law firm’s patent attorney deal shows changing face of IP practice in the UK

Lewis Silkin’s acquisition of Ablett & Stebbing is a first and demonstrates just how far things have moved in a once conservative market

03 July 2019

Despite UK High Court setback for Pfizer, Arrow declarations remain a valuable litigation tool

The latest judgment is one of only a few to provide an indication of when the courts will grant the pre-emptive litigation defence remedy, which was issued for the first time in 2017

26 June 2019

US tells WTO to hit pause on China IP complaint

Suspension of the probe may not herald a broader deal, but it does underscore the significant legislative concessions China has made on tech transfer and other IP issues

20 June 2019

Group including Ericsson Nokia, InterDigital and Qualcomm releases SEP licence negotiation principles

Move designed to influence debate in Europe and comes on same day as implementers publish their own guidelines.

12 June 2019

Why it's time for Europe to move beyond 5G's tired developers v implementers patent narrative

With European Parliament elections next week, and a new Commission in the Autumn, it is vital that policymakers are allowed to focus on what is really important: finding ways to build a true European digital innovation ecosystem

14 May 2019

Controversial EPO patentability intervention is unlikely to succeed, experts claim

Attorneys say agency’s president has no legal basis for asking the Enlarged Board of Appeal to review the finding that plants produced by biological processes are patentable.

12 April 2019

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