UPC: Court of Appeal rules on “legal interest” required for intervention

16 Februar 2024
In common with many other legal jurisdictions, the Unified Patent Court (UPC) allows for third parties with an interest in…
Khalil Davis
Khalil Davis
Patent Attorney
UPC: Court of Appeal rules on “legal interest” required for intervention

SES-imagotag v Hanshow Technology: will we see file wrapper estoppel in the UPC?

13 Februar 2024
The case of SES-imagotag SA v Hanshow Technology Co. Ltd et al concerns a preliminary injunction (PI), and is the…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
Sophie Slater
Sophie Slater
Partner, Patent Attorney
SES-imagotag v Hanshow Technology: will we see file wrapper estoppel in the UPC?

4th amendment to the Chinese Implementing Regulations of the Patent Law: implications for foreign applicants

13 Februar 2024
The Chinese State Council issued the 4th amendment of the Chinese Implementing Amended Regulations of the Patent Law (Amended Regulations)…
Nigel Lee
Nigel Lee
Associate, Patent Attorney
4th amendment to the Chinese Implementing Regulations of the Patent Law: implications for foreign applicants

Original work? Protecting graphical user interfaces

13 Februar 2024
A graphical user interface (GUI) comprises visual elements through which a user interacts with software.
Ryan Lacey
Ryan Lacey
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
Original work? Protecting graphical user interfaces

UKIPO to appeal High Court decision: are AI inventions patentable?

13 Februar 2024
In November 2023 the High Court, in Emotional Perception AI Ltd v Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks [2023]…
Doug Ealey
Doug Ealey
Partner, Patent Attorney
UKIPO to appeal High Court decision: are AI inventions patentable?

Security for costs at the UPC: is Brexit a factor for UK-based users?

13 Februar 2024
It is a well-established form of legal relief across the world; one party to a case may be ordered by…
David Al-Khalili
David Al-Khalili
Associate, Patent Attorney
Security for costs at the UPC: is Brexit a factor for UK-based users?

Cider house wars: court gives Thatchers lemons

12 Februar 2024
Thatchers’ infringement claim against Aldi in relation to a lookalike cloudy lemon cider has failed.
Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Partner, Solicitor
Laurie Ford
Laurie Ford
Legal Assistant
Cider house wars: court gives Thatchers lemons

European Parliament proposes ban on patenting of gene edited plants and relaxation of strict GMO regulation of NGT plants

08 Februar 2024
On 07 February 2024, the European Parliament voted in support of a full ban on patents for all plants produced…
Emma Hamilton
Emma Hamilton
Associate, Patent Attorney
Jennifer O'Farrell
Jennifer O'Farrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
European Parliament proposes ban on patenting of gene edited plants and relaxation of strict GMO regulation of NGT plants

UPC: Milan Central Division and Irish Referendum

30 Januar 2024
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) has a Court of First Instance which is divided into Local, Regional and Central divisions,…
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
UPC: Milan Central Division and Irish Referendum

VETSURE or PETSURE? A pet insurance providers' dogfight

04 Januar 2024
In a recent ruling by the UK High Court involving the pet insurance brands VETSURE and PETSURE, deputy judge Mr…
Sophia Karim
Sophia Karim
Legal Assistant
VETSURE or PETSURE? A pet insurance providers' dogfight

“Closely connected” How close is too close?

04 Januar 2024
In a preliminary ruling the Court of Justice (CJEU) provided further guidance on “close connection” under Art. 8(1) of the…
Yvonne Stone
Yvonne Stone
Senior Associate, Rechtsanwältin
“Closely connected” How close is too close?

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