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Keeping trade secrets "secret" can trump open justice

A recent English Court of Appeal ruling to keep confidential information under wraps offers comfort to IP owners

03 November 2023

Fujifilm uses UPC to sue old adversary Kodak

The Japanese photography giant’s actions stir old conflicts and boost the small number of East Asian companies using the new court

27 October 2023

Patent transactions in Q2 2023

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The surge is due to 9,702 US patent assets involved in the BlackBerry sale to Key Patent Innovations, which runs Malikie Innovations, according to the AST Patent Deals Report for Q2 2023

15 September 2023

US appellate court’s ruling over design drawings sends a strong message to trade secret owners

Companies who spend vastly on R&D must have adequate protection in place when seeking patents, with ample evidence for demonstrating that

18 August 2023

UPC lawsuits dominated by Europe-based corporations and SMEs

The new court is being used far more by local companies than by innovators from other parts of the world

07 August 2023

Ocado gets £200 million in ‘robot wars’ settlement after turning the tables on AutoStore

Much-watched global patent dispute ends with agreement highly favourable to UK-based robotic warehouse business

24 July 2023

Patent transactions in Q1 2023

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Allied Security Trust has released its latest patent deals report which tracked 371 transactions including the sale of 68 Intel assets to Daedalus Group

21 June 2023

Ocado IP chief says company is now on the offensive in AutoStore dispute following UK victory

But, Lucy Wojcik told IAM, she is happy to talk with her Norwegian counterparts about a potential settlement

17 April 2023

Patent transactions in Q4 2022

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Allied Security Trust’s Patent Deals Report shows overall transactions last year dropped on 2021, although the figures are less stark when compared to pre-covid years

11 April 2023

Diversity data reveals size of missed opportunities in inventors and patenting

Qualcomm executive and Invent Together director discuss initiatives at IP Dealmakers conference in New York

13 December 2022

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