Intellectual Property Analysis
A single patent court system for Europe and the high-profile ‘phone wars’ are putting IP at the heart of clients’ business strategies
New EU rules and lawyers’ increased comfort with digital formats are sparking a sea-change in the way law firms manage their documents
Fighting online piracy has been a hot issue for several years. Do we need a new Copyright Act? Four leading in-house lawyers have their say
Proposals to introduce a digital copyright exchange may be wishful thinking and could create a two-tier system of IP protection, according to sector experts.
The fate of the recent Johnson & Johnson contact lens action shows why the pace of movement towards a centralised EU patent system is quickening, says Douglas Campbell
Intellectual Property Briefings
16th draft UPC rules — the highlights download subscription
The 16th draft rules are now available, taking into account the numerous comments on the 15th draft. Here are the main points to note.
The 16th draft UPC Rules of Procedure are published subscription
Intellectual Property News
Lewis Silkin client Lush has won a monumental trademark battle against Amazon at the High Court.
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has seen two IP partners exit the firm in Melbourne, taking their 13-strong team to rival Minter Ellison.
Bond Dickinson has hired Walker Morris’s IP head Patrick Cantrill in a boost for its IP and media team.
Intellectual Property Opinion
Employee loses bid for slice of employer’s profits but patent case clarifies employment case hurdles
Common sense prevails in major patent case
Commons committee pushes for tighter controls on internet piracy and slams the Hargreaves report