Patents: Declaratory Relief

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 would be its use in foreign courts.

13 August 2019

Artificial creativity—is the IP system ready for robot inventors?

According to current UK patent law, if AI was to invent something, would the creator of the AI be able to patent it? Who would be the inventor and to whom would the invention belong?

06 August 2019

RAND case struck down by the Court of Appeal — bold moves win the day for implementer ZyXEL

The appeal judgment in ZyXEL v TQ Delta [2019] EWCA Civ 1277 tells a tale of tactics and legal agility. After completely waiving any right to rely on RAND undertakings, ZyXEL have tested the bounds of the developing English law

19 July 2019

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, and the patentee could not show ...

04 July 2019

Patents: inventive concept in determining entitlement

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has held that the inventive concept of a European patent (EP) application had been devised by an employee of the applicant, so the applicant was therefore entitled to make the application.

05 June 2019