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  1. Legal news
    04 July 2019
    Patents: interim injunctions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/patents-interim-injunctions

    The High Court has refused to grant an interim injunction to restrain alleged patent infringement before trial where an expedited trial had been ordered, the defendant had undertaken to limit its marketing activities, ...

  2. Legal news
    29 May 2020
    Resolution of the SPTO Director establishing the PCT Direct service in the framework of SPTO international procedures
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/resolution-of-the-spto-director-establishing-the-pct-direct

    The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) does not provide, within its procedures, any means of establishing a dialogue between the applicant and the examiner before the International Searching Authority.

  3. Legal news
    01 October 2020
    Thaler v Comptroller-General: Part 1 - AI systems cannot be an inventor under the Patents Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/thaler-v-comptroller-general-part-1-ai-systems-cannot-be-an-inventor-under-the-patents-act

    The specification and claims of Dr Thaler's UK patent applications read very much like any other patent applications. The first suggestion that something is unusual comes on the front page of the published applications. ...

  4. Legal news
    30 April 2020
    CJEU Decision in Royalty Pharma: More Clarity on Requirements for Supplementary Protection Certificates?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/cjeu-decision-in-re-royalty-pharma

    Today the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its decision in the Royalty Pharma case concerning the interpretation of Art. 3 a of Regulation EC 469/2009 on Supplementary Protection Certificates ...

  5. Legal news
    02 November 2020
    Patents: AI machine cannot be inventor
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/patents-ai-machine-cannot-be-inventor

    The Patents Court has dismissed a patent application by an individual which named an artificial intelligence (AI) machine as inventor because an inventor must be a natural person.

  6. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/international-comparative-legal-guide-to-patents-2020

    The 10th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2020 is a practical cross-border insight into patent law, with contributing editor Katharine Stephens of Bird & Bird.

  7. Legal news
    10 December 2018
    Patenting for and by artificial intelligence
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/patenting-for-and-by-artificial-intelligence

    Katharine Stephens considers some of the questions surrounding patentability of artificial intelligence (AI) systems and their ‘inventions’.

  8. Legal news
    18 September 2020
    International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/international-comparative-legal-guide-to-patents-2021

    The 11th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2021 is a practical cross-border insight into patent law, with contributing editor Katharine Stephens of Bird & Bird.

  9. Legal news
    05 October 2020
    Thaler v Comptroller-General: Part 2 – What now for AI inventions following Thaler?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/thaler-v-comptroller-general-part-2-what-now-for-ai-inventions-following-thaler

    Following the Thaler decision and pending any further possible appeal, the UK's position on AI inventors is at first sight very clear; under the Patents Act 1977 an AI system cannot be named as an inventor and the right ...