IV loses Capital One suit

Patent licensing company Intellectual Ventures (IV) was dealt a major blow this week, after losing its nearly year-long patent infringement suit against US bank-holding company, Capital One Financial.

Patent, Licensing, US & Canada

Scotch Whisky Australian trademark hailed as ‘legal breakthrough’

Certification mark welcomed; but geographical indication status not possible

Trademark, Australia and New Zealand

US broadcasters hit back over Aereo's claims

Plaintiffs' reply brief argues ruling in Aereo's favour will be 'tremendously disruptive' to licensing conditions

Copyright, Licensing, US & Canada

UK IPO publishes research priorities for IP violations

Provisions include the proportionality of criminal sanctions for infringement, 3D printing and digital copyright

Trademark, Copyright, Patent, UK

Wonga faces backlash over removal of Twitter pastiche

UK payday lender Wonga has felt the wrath of social media after demanding a Twitter user remove an image parodying its male marketing character in a painting.

Trademark, Copyright, UK
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Premier League scores a further victory against overseas broadcasts

A Welsh publican has been left facing damages that may stretch into six figures after he unsuccessfully fought a copyright infringement suit filed by the FAPL. Shoosmiths’ Jo Joyce examines

Copyright, UK

A new era for online copyright protection in Italy?

Website operators should ensure they are compliant with Italy’s new wide-reaching
regulations, says DLA Piper’s Giulio Coraggio and Giulia Zappaterra

Copyright, Europe

Mind the injunction gap

Taylor Wessing’s Anja Lunze and Paul England examine the fears surrounding bifurcation in the Unified Patent Court, questioning if it will really be such a concern

Patent, Europe

Practical matters of the UPC

The Unified Patent Court’s 16th draft of the Rules of Procedure was released in March. Haseltine Lake' s Nikki Powell highlights a number of issues that will be of particular importance for court users

Patent, Europe

Survey of US court decisions to stay part 2: where stays were granted

In the second in a series of articles, Kenneth R Adamo, David W Higer and Eugene Goryunov reviews cases where a stay was granted pending resolution of an inter partes review.

Patent, US & Canada

The potential perils of arbitration

Weil, Gotshal & & Manges’ Brian E Ferguson, Anne M Cappella and Charan J Sandhu discuss US arbitration clauses in patent licence agreements, with a specific look at non-practising entities.

Patent, Licensing, Strategy

IP in pension-led funding

How IP can be used as assets in pension-led funding arrangements.

Strategy, UK

Changing direction with inspired IP management

Google’s recent patent portfolio sale to Lenovo offered more questions than answers. Sandra Thompson reviews the motives behind valuation and transfer of IP.

Licensing, Strategy, US & Canada

Building Vietnam’s defence against online infringers

Vietnam has been quick to join the web revolution, but with web pirates running riot,
a fast reaction is needed from the state, says Tran Manh Hung and Bao Trung Duong.

Copyright, Middle East & Asia

Free Trade Agreements and IP provisions

With the US locked in negotiations over the TPP, Catherine White examines the country’s existing trade deals and their influence on IP.

Trademark, Copyright, Patent, US & Canada, Europe, Middle East & Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand

Asian aspirations

Still dominated by Singapore and China, South East Asia’s vibrant countries could soon break new IP ground, says Tom Phillips.


Having their say on fair use

The testimonies given in the latest Congressional hearing on fair use, as described by David Leichtman

Copyright, US & Canada