Region: United Kingdom

Highlights from the final day of IPBC Europe 2022

Patent value, IP finance and the challenges of digitisation were just some of the subjects discussed in front of a sell-out audience in London yesterday

31 March 2022

All the action from Day One of this year's IPBC Europe

A feisty FRAND debate, the UPC and plenty more besides came up for discussion in front of a packed audience of over 280 delegates in London

30 March 2022

UPC audience rights news is a boost for UK patent attorneys and users of the new court

UK-qualified European Patent Attorneys will enjoy audience rights at the pan-EU court, despite reports that they may be excluded

24 March 2022

Ocado IP head hails key ITC win as global patent battle against AutoStore moves to the UK

“We are going in on a high – with a positive feeling,” says Lucy Wojcik on the eve of the London face-off with its online grocery rival

15 March 2022

Only a few delegate places remaining for IPBC Europe in London later this month

Planning for IPBC Global, taking place in Chicago in June, is also now well underway

04 March 2022

Patenting AI: the nature of inventorship and the mechanics of ownership

Under English law, there is considerable uncertainty as to whether an AI program can be regarded as an inventor of a patent. Such ambiguity means that contracts between parties are crucial to regulating patent ownership

09 February 2022

How not to steal a trade secret

It is crucial to understand the difference between trade secrets and confidential information to appreciate why they are relevant. Both can be integral to an effective IP strategy because of the advantages that they offer compared to traditional IP rights.

02 February 2022

Flexibility of UK courts on full display in epic Neurim v Mylan dispute

Latest decision from London comes as plaintiff races against the clock to enforce soon-to-expire patent

01 February 2022

The EPO and UKIPO approaches to AI and patentable subject matter

Co-published - Although the UK is a member of the European Patent Organisation, there are ways in which the two agencies differ in how they look at granting protection in the field

18 January 2022

Landmark Dutch appeal court decision reduces risk of third-party damages against pharma patentees

The appellate ruling overturns a recent lower court judgment which exposed life sciences IP plaintiffs to significant additional dangers from health insurer lawsuits

06 January 2022

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