CJEU gives Guidance on Standard Essential Patents and Injunctions

The Court of Justice of the European Union has today issued its much-anticipated decision in Huawei v ZTE in relation to the question of whether it is an abuse of a dominant position to seek an injunction for infringement of a standards-essential patent (SEP). The Court’s decision largely confirms the approach of Advocate General Wathelet read more...
Subjects: Patents

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Copyright law for a ‘digital age’? New exceptions laid before UK Parliament

Update (8 May 2014): it seems that the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments is still to consider some of the draft regulations. This may make the planned coming into force date of 1 June less certain. See the parliament.uk website here: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld/ldordpap.htm   Following an extensive public consultation period, the UK Government has issued its final read more...
Subjects: Copyright

The New EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court – On Track but Issues Remain…

After some 40 years of stop-start progress, recent months have seen a steady build-up of momentum in relation to the proposed EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) regime. Provided all goes to plan in the coming months, a 2016 start date for both is beginning to look an achievable target. The Unitary Patent read more...
Subjects: Patents