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  1. Legal news
    24 June 2020
    What's Next For Frand?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/what's-next-for-frand

    The last year has been an exciting year for FRAND. The TCL v Ericsson verdict was set aside. The FTC's decision against Qualcomm was also lifted pending appeal. Germany's Supreme Court has overturned the Sisvel v Haier ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Legal news
    18 September 2020
    International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/international-comparative-legal-guide-to-patents-2021

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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’.

  6. Legal news
    10 February 2021
    Excluded subject matter – a reminder of the importance of applying the statutory test
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/excluded-subject-matter-a-reminder-of-the-importance-of-applying-the-statutory-test

    Katharine Stephens considers the decision in Reaux-Savonte v Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks which serves as a reminder from the English High Court not to lose sight of the statutory test when ...

  7. 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.

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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.