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  1. Legal news
    06 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?

  2. Legal news
    22 September 2021
    UK Court of Appeal rejects DABUS patent application

    On 21 September 2021 the Court of Appeal handed down its highly anticipated decision in Thaler v Comptroller-General regarding registrability of UK patents with an AI system named as the inventor.

  3. Legal news
    19 July 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 ...

  4. Legal news
    02 April 2019
    UK Court grants SEP injunction: TQ Delta v ZyXEL

    UK Court shows it is prepared to manage SEP cases efficiently and grant injunctions on SEPs when warranted.

  5. Legal news
    26 August 2020
    UK Supreme Court rules on FRAND approach in Unwired Planet and Conversant

    The long awaited decision from the UK Supreme Court was handed down on 26 August 2020. Lord Hodge gave the summary of the judgment by video: it can be seen here . A 54 page judgment has been handed down.

  6. Legal news
    29 December 2020
    What's next for FRAND?

    In autumn last year the world watched the UK Supreme Court’s televised broadcast of the hearing in the conjoined cases of Unwired Planet v. Huawei, and Conversant v. Huawei and ZTE. There were rumors that the decision ...

  7. Legal news
    30 June 2021
    Report from GDR Connect: an IP lawyer’s perspective on data management, protection and exploitation

    Held online between 21 – 25 June 2021, GDR Connect took a holistic look at effective strategies for managing, protecting, and exploiting data in the ever-evolving global landscape. Over the course of five expert panels, ...

  8. Legal news
    04 October 2021
    Optis V Apple – An unwilling Licensee?

    Since Birss J handed down Unwired Planet in April 2017, the English courts have taken a different approach to Europe in dealing with FRAND cases. The European approach, codified in the CJEU’s decision in Huawei v ZTE, ...

  9. Legal news
    15 December 2021
    UK FRAND update: three judgments that change the dynamic of SEP disputes

    William Warne describes why some recent judgments have the potential to significantly alter the dynamic in UK FRAND cases.

  10. Legal news
    05 October 2021
    Year in Review: notable 2020 patent cases in the UK

    Bird & Bird’s IP lawyers summarise some of the most notable patent decisions in key jurisdictions in Europe for 2020. This report focuses on the United Kingdom.