Lip balm battle backfires for Lip Revo

Plaintiff fails to show ‘clear and convincing’ evidence that Eos’ Smooth Sphere patent is invalid, District Judge holds

Patent, Design, US & Canada

Google data protection dispute appeal gets green light

UK Supreme Court grants partial appeal in private information suit filed against the US tech company

Copyright, Europe

ASSOS v ASOS Supreme Court appeal refused

Appellant Maier fails in bid for court to review dispute; panel justices rule late April decision stands

Trademark, Europe

Warner Bros et al take aim at ‘ring’ of infringing sites

Streaming websites operating under the name MovieTube targeted by Hollywood studios for copyright violations

Trademark, Copyright, Licensing, US & Canada

Twitter posts subject to copyright claim

Micro-blogging site removes shared posts over alleged infringement; Twitter could be held accountable for ‘secondary liability’

Copyright, Licensing, US & Canada

Unicorns: the next troll bait?

What happens to the patents when a $1bn start-up dies? A familiar monster will appear, says Paul Hunter


The future of IP in the UK and EU, and its implications for the US

Mike Weatherley MP provides a candid view on the state of IP in the UK, highlighting issues of importance

Copyright, Licensing, UK, US & Canada, Europe

Protecting information: spot the weak links

While avoiding their own IP leaks, companies should be aware of leaking third-party information too, explains Francis Hagel

Copyright, Patent

Recent developments in geographic indications

It is fair to say that the EU system for GIs in its current state is unwieldy and in need of some reform. Graeme Fearon explores

Trademark, Europe

Be heard or be herded

Businesses need to voice their opinions on the proposed Unified Patent Court fee structure to ensure it delivers high-quality decisions at an acceptable cost, says Rebecca Baines

Patent, Europe

What’s new copycat?

After research by a consumer group revealed the extent of copycat packing in the UK, James Sweeting examines the challenge facing brand owners

Copyright, Design, Europe

The post AIA foreign filing flood

Patent filings rushed through in the run-up to the implementation of the America Invents Act will land on lawyers’ desks this September. Justin Simpson offers a guide to coping with the deluge

Patent, US & Canada

Healthy resistance

Medical device patents are largely immune to patent reform, argues Cooley’s Orion Armon and Angela Campbell

Patent, US & Canada

Is the EU close to harmonising copyright?

The European Commission’s Digital Single Market plan has been surprisingly effective at gaining traction. Akash Sachdeva and Annie Websper assess its progress towards EU-wide copyright integration

Copyright, Europe

Apple undressed

It may seem as if the US Court of Appeals dealt Apple a tremendous blow by reversing its victory on the trade dress claims, but is this really the case? Matthew J Faust explores

Trademark, Design, US & Canada

Back to the fuel-ture

With continuing levels of academic research and commercial deployment, activity in the fuel cell space could sustain a boost of interest. HGF’s Chris Moore explains


Samsung’s hangover pill? Welcome to the new normal…

Data from a major innovation report shows tech companies using the patent system to create
products for nearly every facet of our lives, says Bob Stembridge

Patent, Licensing