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  1. Legal news
    07 September 2017
    The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court
    www.twobirds.com/en/in-focus/unitary-patents-and-the-unified-patent-court

    The European Patent Office (EPO) and the participating countries are in the final stages of establishing the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC). This represents the biggest change to patent law in Europe ...

  2. Legal news
    24 September 2019
    Closure of Foreign Route from 1 January 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/singapore/closure-of-foreign-route-from-1-january-2020

    From 1 January 2020, patent applicants will no longer be able to use the foreign route when complying with the search and examination requirements in Singapore.

  3. Legal news
    13 August 2019
    Patents: Declaratory Relief
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/declaratory-relief-arrow-generics-ltd-v-merck-and-co-inc

    The Patents Court has refused to grant an Arrow declaration following de-designation of UK from pending patent applications because there was no uncertainty about UK patent rights and the true purpose of the declaration ...

  4. Legal news
    05 March 2019
    Patent licensing: what next for FRAND?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/patent-licensing-what-next-for-frand

    This article explains how the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Unwired Planet has created a new multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution forum and considers what refinements future cases in this area might make.

  5. Legal news
    05 March 2019
    Patents: infringement by equivalence
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/patents-infringement-by-equivalence

    The High Court has held that a patent was invalid as anticipated by a prior disclosure by the patent owner and obvious over an item of cited prior art.

  6. Legal news
    05 March 2019
    Patents: UK jurisdiction over global FRAND licence
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/patents-uk-jurisdiction-over-global-frand-licence

    The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the UK Patents Court has jurisdiction to try a claim for infringement of UK standard essential patents against Chinese as well as UK defendants where the relief sought was a global ...

  7. 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.

  8. Legal news
    05 December 2019
    Australia remains closed for business on computer implemented business method patents
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/australia-remains-closed-for-business-on-computer-implemented-business-method-patents

    Despite convening a special 5 judge bench for a recent appeal heard by the Full Federal Court, that Court's decision in Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC 161 (Encompass) provides no promise ...