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There are a few developments in this year’s Budget that are of particular interest for those operating in the life sciences sector.
On 21 March 2014, the European Commission adopted a revised technology transfer block exemption regulation and accompanying guidelines.
Italy’s highest administrative court has ruled that Pfizer’s use of patents and SPCs relating to Xalatan/latanoprost in Italy constituted an abuse of its dominant position.
It is fascinating to see competition law used as a tool to encourage innovation in the traditional collecting society business model.
Court of Appeal stays appeal proceedings pending outcome of central amendment applications to the EPO
The Court of Appeal granted Samsung an application to adjourn an appeal from the High Court’s decision that two of Samsung’s patents were invalid.
Dare to share? Proposed new directive should help protect your confidential information when doing business in Europe
The European Commission’s new directive should help businesses to stop others from obtaining, disclosing or using their trade secrets in the EU without their permission.
The Preparatory Committee has accepted that its ambitious timetable for delivering the Unitary Patent Court and unitary patent system by ‘early 2015’ could not be met.
Before it disappeared into the wide blue yonder, the OFT published its merger decision in the acquisition by IP Group of Fusion IP.
Paul Michel, a former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, has questioned the illegality of seeking an injunction.
Lookalikes: a wealth of confusion… brand-owners vs own-branders | competition law vs law of unfair competition
Lookalikes are an age-old problem as brand-owners try to protect their brands from copying or leveraging by retailers or others.
The European Commission’s first decisions on ‘pay-for-delay’ arrangements attempt a tricky balancing of competing legal and policy objectives.
Five interesting things you might not have spotted about Case C-351/12, OSA (aka the ‘Czech Spa’ case)
A Czech spa provided guests with music, but without having entered into a licence with the Czech collecting society, OSA.
In TruePosition Inc v LM Ericsson et al, it is claimed that member companies of 3GPP and the SSO colluded to exclude TruePosition’s technology from the 4G standard.
Intellectual property agenda: the FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) debate — is the tide turning?
FTC commissioner Joshua D Wright has spoken out against the FTC’s ‘new IP agenda’ and its opposition to the availability of injunctive relief for SEP holders.
The 16th draft rules are now available, taking into account the numerous comments on the 15th draft. Here are the main points to note.
In November, a US court gave a significant judgment on the scope of the US ‘fair use’ provision, holding that Google’s acts in relation to the Google Books project constitute fair use.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has delivered judgment in a seminal case on how hyperlinking and framing should be treated under copyright law in the EU.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has today given useful clarity for rights holders in the fight against counterfeit goods coming into the EU.
Bristows has released the December 2013 issue of Automotive Focus, which consists of legal articles commenting on issues of general interest to automotive clients.
The act of making is not well defined. This article provides some examples where the court has considered acts that fall close to the line.