Court of Appeal clarifies disclosure of confidential information in UK litigation – OnePlus v Mitsubishi and others

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2020/uk/court-of-appeal-clarifies-disclosure-of-confidential-information-in-uk-litigation

Jane Mutimear discusses the judgment of the Court of Appeal dated 19 November 2020 which reviews the authorities and draws together a list of the points the Court will consider when determining the restrictions to be placed upon disclosure of confidential ...

19 November 2020

Patents: AI machine cannot be inventor

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/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.

02 November 2020

A detailed examination by the twoBirds Pattern team of the 3G and 4G standard essential patents licensed through Avanci indicates that the platform is the dominant player in both markets

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2020/global/avancis-share-of-mobile-seps-far-higher-than-previously-reported

A detailed examination of the 3G and 4G standard essential patents licensed through Avanci indicates that the platform is the dominant player in both markets.

05 October 2020

Thaler v Comptroller-General: Part 2 – What now for AI inventions following Thaler?

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/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 to apply for an invention can only ...

05 October 2020

Thaler v Comptroller-General: Part 1 - AI systems cannot be an inventor under the Patents Act

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/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. Dr Thaler is mentioned as the applicant ...

01 October 2020