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.

05 March 2019

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 fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory ...

05 March 2019

Patenting for and by artificial intelligence

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

10 December 2018

Supreme Court defines plausibility in the context of sufficiency

A majority postulates a new "outward presentation test" to deal with the infringement of second medical use patents.

15 November 2018

Patents: SPC for combination product

The Patents Court has held that a Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) for a combination product was invalid, following a ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the meaning of Article 3 of the Supplementary Protection Certificate Regulation ...

06 November 2018