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  1. Legal news
    05 March 2019
    Patent licensing: what next for FRAND?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/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.

  2. Legal news
    05 March 2019
    Patents: UK jurisdiction over global FRAND licence
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/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 ...

  3. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/international-comparative-legal-guide-to-patents-2020

    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.

  4. Legal news
    05 December 2019
    TCL v Ericsson overturned on appeal
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/tcl-v-ericsson-overturned-on-appeal

    Readers will remember the news of Christmas 2017. Judge Selna in the Central District of California determined the FRAND royalties that TCL should pay to Ericsson. The decision attracted comment because the rates were ...

  5. Legal news
    05 October 2020
    Thaler v Comptroller-General: Part 2 – What now for AI inventions following Thaler?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/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 ...

  6. Legal news
    02 July 2020
    Federal Supreme Court's decision in Sisvel v Haier moves Germany closer to the UK?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/federal-supreme-court's-decision-in-sisvel-v-haier-moves-germany-closer-to-the-uk

    The Federal Supreme Court's Cartel Senate has given its written reasons in the Sisvel v Haier case. In two areas, it seems that Germany has moved closer to the opinion of the Court of Appeal in Unwired Planet. The ...

  7. Legal news
    01 October 2020
    Thaler v Comptroller-General: Part 1 - AI systems cannot be an inventor under the Patents Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/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. ...

  8. Legal news
    13 June 2018
    Patents: UK jurisdiction over global FRAND licence
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/patents-uk-jurisdiction-over-global-frand-licence

    The UK Patents Court has jurisdiction to try a claim for infringement of UK patents where the relief sought was a global FRAND licence.

  9. Legal news
    10 December 2018
    Patenting for and by artificial intelligence
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/patenting-for-and-by-artificial-intelligence

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