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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, ...
Today the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its decision in the Royalty Pharma case concerning the interpretation of Art. 3 a of Regulation EC 469/2009 on Supplementary Protection Certificates ...
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.
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) does not provide, within its procedures, any means of establishing a dialogue between the applicant and the examiner before the International Searching Authority.
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. ...
Katharine Stephens considers the Court of Appeal's decision in IPCom GmbH & Co KG v Vodafone Group plc & others (19 February 2021). The court overturned the decision at first instance and held that Vodafone did not have ...
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.
The 11th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2021 is a practical cross-border insight into patent law, with contributing editor Katharine Stephens of Bird & Bird.
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.
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 ...