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  1. 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 ...

  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
    12 August 2020
    Another FRAND CJEU referral? Don't bet on it.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/another-frand-cjeu-referral-don't-bet-on-it

    Germany's Federal Cartel Office has taken the unusual step of suggesting that first instance courts hearing ten Nokia v Daimler cases make a reference to the CJEU. Some have speculated that this intervention means that ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. Legal news
    25 January 2021
    Patent law: German PI practice put to the test in Luxembourg
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/patent-law-german-pi-practice-put-to-the-test-in-luxembourg

    German patent law is on the move. After the recent referral to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) by the District Court Düsseldorf concerning several open questions on the FRAND requirement in patent disputes ...

  6. Legal news
    14 May 2018
    Patents: insufficiency
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/patents-insufficiency

    The Court of Appeal has held that two patents for the production of human antibodies using transgenic mice were not invalid for insufficiency.

  7. Legal news
    14 September 2018
    Patents: interpretation of Supplementary Protection Certificate Regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/patents-interpretation-of-supplementary-protection-certificate-regulation

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a product composed of several active ingredients with a combined effect may be protected by a basic patent in force under the Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) ...

  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
    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.