Region: United Kingdom

UK government reveals plans to simplify design rights system

Plans to simplify the country’s design system published, following a recent call for views on the existing framework

13 July 2022

Why the UK Apple/Optis dispute is a must-watch for SEP strategists

The country’s third ever FRAND trial decision will build on the global licensing approach laid out in Unwired Planet

12 July 2022

Toyota and Honda ramp up patent filings as wireless technologies become litigation battlefield

London-based firm Mathys & Squire’s research reveals that Japan is the most popular patenting jurisdiction for auto OEMs

08 July 2022

The EU SPC manufacturing waiver transitional period comes to an end

Life sciences companies in Europe are now operating under a regime in which many more patent extension rights are affected by exemptions

05 July 2022

UK plans to diverge from EU on AI-related IP exemption

Moves announced after consultation will affect copyright and database rights, but leave status quo in place for inventorship

29 June 2022

Ericsson goes on patent attack against Apple in the UK

Action launched at the start of June in the High Court, though it is not yet known whether SEPs are involved

21 June 2022

Legal confusion on essentially derived varieties must be cleared up for the sake of innovation

As gene editing techniques come to the fore in the UK and elsewhere, Joel Smith of Hogan Lovells argues that industry needs clarity on the breeder's exception to plant variety rights

12 May 2022

Nokia, Oppo dig in for big decisions in global patent battle

The litigation state of play across nine jurisdictions in Europe and Asia as the two parties compete for leverage in re-negotiation of SEP deal

15 April 2022

The UK has a patent problem that needs solving

The British economy is among the world’s most innovative, but this is not reflected in patenting activity. The country’s policy makers must work out why to prevent major opportunities being squandered

14 April 2022

UK InterDigital v Lenovo decision could be pivotal for global SEP strategies

The High Court of England and Wales will soon hand down a judgment from its second ever full FRAND trial

12 April 2022

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