EPO patent filings up 3.1%

US, Japan and Germany top filing countries last year; UK posts 4.8% increase

Patent, Licensing, Europe

Apple ordered to pay over $500m for iTunes infringement

Texas jury found the smartphone company ‘wilfully’ infringed three patents

Patent, Licensing, US & Canada

IP ‘veteran’ among new hires for Olswang

Former Winston & Strawn team join firm to expand IP department

Trademark, Copyright, Patent, People, UK

Author ‘frozen’ out of $250m copyright suit

Judge rules there are no similarities between Disney blockbuster and memoirs

Copyright, Licensing, US & Canada

Tinder faces date with court after being sued for infringement

Matchmaking app’s logo is ‘confusingly similar’ to Californian web design company, says court action

Trademark, Design, Licensing, US & Canada

IP vital to UK scientific advances

The role of IP in technology and science is ever evolving, and we need to have an IP system that best supports research and innovation, says Baroness Neville-Rolfe

Copyright, Patent, Licensing, UK

Undressing the design copy issue

Tribal wars: a review of unregistered design rights in John Kaldor Fabricmaker v Lee Ann Fashions

Copyright, Design, UK

What’s wrong with UK innovation?

Just one UK entity merited a place in a Boston Consulting Group report of the world’s most innovative companies. Great Britain needs to get better at turning great ideas into products for the global market, argues Mark Engelman

Patent, Licensing, UK

Patent reform: back on the table but late to the party?

A patent reform bill that died in the Senate last year is poised for a comeback, but its advocates may be disappointed, say Baldassare Vinti and Daniel Werb

Patent, Licensing, US & Canada

TTAB’s ‘likelihood of confusion’ rulings

B&B Hardware may significantly influence brand owners’ trademark policing and enforcement decisions, explains Thomas Williams

Patent, US & Canada

The rule maker

Radical change is on the horizon for the EU’s patent regime in the shape of a new Unified Patent Court. But with such a colossal task, Kevin Mooney explains the importance of making, not breaking, rules

Patent, Europe

Developing a defensive domain name strategy

With cybersquatters still on ongoing problem, Gary McIlraith explains how to establish a domain name strategy that works

Trademark

Updates from China – latest regulations on the protection of privacy

Eugene Low reviews judicial regulations on issues arising from the infringement of privacy on the internet and draft rules on sending unsolicited spam SMS to phone users within the region

Copyright, China

New approaches to piracy protection

Rightholders can tackle online pirates more effectively by targeting the first few pages of search engine results, says Bill Freund

Copyright, Licensing

How outsourcing made Microsoft a patent powerhouse

After putting the company among the top-10 patent filers in the US, ex-Microsoft attorney Jeffrey L Ranck reveals how to implement a successful outsourcing strategy

Patent, Licensing, Strategy, US & Canada

UPC recap: have you been paying attention?

With full ratification edging closer and many hurdles overcome, the intellectual property team at Ropes & Gray provide an essential review of the journey so far

Patent, Europe

Cyberswatting: eradicating domain name pests

Domain name governing body ICANN has been running its method of dealing with cybersquatters since 1999, but how has it coped with gTLDs? Joanne Goodchild reviews its progress…

Trademark