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
You’re getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (part 12) download subscription
The producers, distributors and broadcasters of Southland are being sued by the family of a deceased individual whose autopsy photo is used in the opening credits.
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Do you need a copyright licence? subscription
Romania: Law 84/2014 on employee inventions subscription
Intellectual Property News
Benelux firm NautaDutilh has paid tribute to IP partner John Allen, who was killed with his family in the flight MH17 plane crash last week.
Bird & Bird has expanded its Pan-Asian alliance network by adding two Indonesian firms.
Olswang has hired seven lawyers for its German patent team, including the former head of legacy Hammonds’ Munich office, Herbert Kunz.
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