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The European Union member states are preparing to introduce a new European Patent with Unitary Effect and a single Unified Patent Court with divisions located throughout Europe.
Patents directed to genetic material have been the subject of significant public discourse and legal challenge worldwide.
A court ruled in the case of a plaintiff who claimed his privacy rights had been violated because Google search engine results of his name included news articles suggesting he had a criminal past.
This briefing from DLA Piper discusses three key intellectual property and technology cases: Kimble v Marvel Enterprises, B&B Hardware, inc v Hargis Industries and Teva Pharmaceuticals v Sandoz.
The Supreme Court ruled in FTC v Actavis that settlement agreements for patent infringement suits between branded and generic drug companies are not immune from antitrust scrutiny.
Arguably, Germany is the jurisdiction that has the most to lose with the introduction of the UPC.
From a foreign perspective, it is not easy to understand the difference between UP and UPC.
While a radical departure from prior practice in the EU, the concept of a European Patent with Unitary Effect will be familiar to US practitioners.
The introduction of a unitary patent and a unified patent court system is viewed as a very exciting prospect.
On 7 December the final report was issued by Australia’s Financial System Inquiry. This briefing is a summary of the key points relevant to innovation.
The Hong Kong privacy commissioner for personal data (PCPD) announced last week that a former insurance agent has received a prison sentence in respect of offences under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.
Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence: more good news for the creative sector; product recalls and brand reputation download
The December issue of Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence discusses brand reputation, broadcasting, data protection, gambling and more.
The High Court has handed down a decision clarifying the test for inherent distinctiveness of trademarks, and giving clarity to the treatment of foreign words used as trademarks.
The Australian government has launched ‘Accelerating Commercialisation’, an initiative aimed at accelerating the commercialisation of intellectual property relating to new products, processes and services.
The PRC Supreme People’s Court has issued the provisions on the establishment of intellectual property courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
The opinion in the dispute opposing Huawei and ZTE sheds a bright light on the legal landscape for injunctions in SEP-FRAND licensing contexts.
One current hot topic ‘good faith’. Can it be implied into contracts? If so, what would that mean in practice?
Australian Full Federal Court confirms position on the patentability of computer-implemented business methods
The Full Court of the Australian Federal Court has handed down its much awaited decision in Research Affiliates LLC v Commissioner of Patents.
On 5 November 2014, a group of journalists placed about 540 rulings granted by the Luxembourg tax administration to some 340 companies active in a large number of industries.
Law à la Mode — understanding the EU Consumer Rights Directive; free zones in the UAE; unregistered design rights; and more
The German editorial team presents the 14th edition of Law à la Mode, the quarterly legal magazine brought to you by DLA Piper’s fashion, retail and design group.