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19th Dec 2014

The economics of intellectual property

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has an economics unit that commissions interesting work into the economics of IP which deserves to be better known. In a bid to make sure policy decisions are evidence-based, the Patent Office Economics Research Unit organises research to underpin the policy process. A list of their completed and […]

18th Dec 2014

Unified patent update – spotlight on Spain, Malta & the UK

We have seen a number of developments lately in the progress towards Europe’s Unified Patent. In addition to an earlier challenge that was rejected previously, Spain has continued to object, trying again to invalidate the provisions surrounding the implementation of the patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) at the Court of Justice of the […]

16th Dec 2014

Philips & Nintendo’s dispute

On 2nd December 2014, Philips issued a statement that they had agreed to enter a cross-licence agreement in which Philips would end its patent infringement proceedings in the UK, Germany, France and the US against Nintendo in relation to Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U games consoles. Opposition proceedings in the European Patent Office against the […]

15th Dec 2014

Airbus reimagines flight

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it…a bagel with wings? Airbus seeks US patent for revolutionary aircraft design that looks more UFO than conventional airliner. Dubbed “the flying doughnut” in the UK press, you might be forgiven for wondering whether the latest innovation from the aerospace and defence giant Airbus resulted from […]

12th Dec 2014

Standards essential patents, the latest chapter

The Advocate General of the CJEU has handed down his opinion in the Standards Essential Patents (SEP) dispute between Huawei and ZTE. The Court is, as usual, not obliged to follow the opinion of the advocate general but almost invariably it does so and there is no reason to suspect it will not do so […]

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