Patenting space technologies presents some complications that are not so often encountered in more terrestrial areas of technology.Patents for a system or a method that would be implemented in space can end up being of limited use when it comes to enforcement. The reason for this is that patents confer national rights.
The IET reported a claim by researchers based in Australia that 100x faster internet speeds over fibre-optic cables may be possible using optical angular momentum. In an era where so much attention is focussed on wireless data transmission, advances in wired technologies are less prominently reported in the mainstream press.
Decisions from the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO), ‘Landmark Graphics Corporation’, suggest the UK IPO has been overly strict in applying the law relating to computer related inventions.
Sky Plc’s claim for trade mark infringement is ‘kicked’ into the long grass pending a reference to the CJEU on issues relating to bad faith and invalidity.
Jon West reviews the latest decison in Unwired Planet v Huawei and explains what a FRAND injunction actually is
Aidan Robson reports a challenge to the Unified Patent Agreement launched in the German constitutional court and its likely effect on the UPC timetable.
Nick Reeve summarises a UK decision providing guidance on the terms of potential licenses of standard essential patents (SEPs).
Alex Cope investigates the patent registers to show how technology companies are starting to make use of quantum mechanical effects.