Region: Ireland

Ireland commits to UPC referendum – here’s everything you need to know

Local IP professionals are hoping for a vote in early 2023 but may have to wait longer, while outcome is also uncertain

01 July 2022

Ireland’s lack of UPC referendum progress is worrying – and not just for local practitioners

There are still no signs of the national vote needed for Irish ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement

05 April 2022

CJEU asked again to provide clarity on combination product SPCs

Innovators hope for certainty on articles 3(a) and 3(c) of the EU’s supplementary protection certificate regulation

11 March 2022

IPBC Europe in Dublin brought patent value issues to the fore

Saturday Opinion: A memorable two days in the Irish capital showed definitively that face-to-face trumps video and allowed for some detailed debate on key topics

09 October 2021

IAM’s Top 40 Market Makers

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q3: IP leadership - what it is and why it matters

09 September 2021

Taiwan foundry sells off hundreds of rights in latest big chip patent deal

UMC returns for its first outbound transaction in several years, dealing portfolio to a new Ireland-based NPE

09 August 2021

With the UK out of the picture, the UPC needs a local division based in Ireland

A common law tradition, close links to the US and native English language capabilities mean a Dublin-based court would greatly improve the pan-EU court’s attractions

20 July 2021

Samsung sues Irish NPE just six months after settlement, claiming its “large checks” failed to buy “lasting peace”

New lawsuit puts the structure of Atlantic IP Services, the prolific Irish patent licensing firm, under the spotlight

15 June 2021

Samsung hit with smartphone patents recently sold by LG Innotek

Suit filed by Irish NPE in Western District of Texas could bring concerns over the separate LG Electronics portfolio to the forefront

05 May 2021

Five IP takeaways from Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ $7 billion medical cannabis buyout

A major milestone in the medical cannabinoid patent market has been passed

09 February 2021

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