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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. ...
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.
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 ...
Katharine Stephens considers some of the questions surrounding patentability of artificial intelligence (AI) systems and their ‘inventions’.
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.
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 ...
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.
Chris de Mauny considers the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal decision in G 1/19 (SIMULATIONS). The Board implicitly endorsed the existing COMVIK approach for computer-implemented inventions and made clear that the same ...
The twoBirds Pattern team (Bird & Bird’s patent intelligence offering) have published a new infographic on the difficulties in charting the leadership of companies in the 5G Standard Essential Patent (SEP) industry.
With the rise of IoT and, in particular, the increased importance of vehicle connectivity, the last few years have seen an increase in arguments that the licence point and royalty basis for telecoms Standard Essential ...