Reaction to Schrems: ‘serious repercussions’ for EU business

Data complaints could spike but companies told not to panic; time will be given to consider solutions

Copyright, US & Canada, Europe

‘Historic’ TPP finalised; bio sector bemoans data protection length

Free Trade Agreement conclusion reached; but text still not publicly available

Copyright, Patent, Licensing

Hyundai to appeal $29m patent damages award

Hybrid tech patents found valid and were infringed by defendants; damages could treble


Facebook and Google data sharing ‘unlawful’, says CJEU

Landmark ruling that safe harbour pact is invalid and will have ‘massive’ consequences for international data flows

Copyright, US & Canada, Europe

IPM Analytics: what is happening to UK patents?

Data reveals four-year patent decline but trademarks flying high, interactive infographic with regional breakdown

Trademark, Patent, UK

A sneak preview of the new Spanish patent act

The Spanish parliament has just approved a new patent act, which will come into force on 1 April 2017. Miquel Montañá provides a preview of the most salient aspects of the new law

Patent, Europe

New PTAB rules – much ado about something?

Many proposed PTAB rules seem to be practical solutions to small problems, but will likely not affect the balance of power between petitioners and patent owners, explain Cyrus Morton and Miles Finn


The Trans-Pacific Partnership update

Bradley J Olson explains why the agreement may have some potential effects on the generic follow-on pharmaceutical industry

Patent, Licensing, US & Canada

Trade secrets: meeting the reasonable steps requirement

As laws and legislation continues to evolve on the issue of trade secret protection, Pamela Passman explains what companies need to know when valuable information is compromised

Patent, Licensing

Keeping app-y: balancing the risks and the rewards

To ensure a business benefits from a new app, weighing up the monetary and non-monetary value is vital. Claire Bennett explains

Patent, Licensing

No DMCA escape

Website owners have no safe harbour from copyright liability for infringing content posted by third parties on their sites if they are not following DMCA formalities. Linda Zirkelbach explains

Copyright, Licensing, US & Canada

Neighbouring rights in the digital era

Sound recording producers, artists and performers have everything to win in finding a consensus on neighbouring rights in the digital era. Annabelle Gauberti explains why

Copyright, Licensing, Europe

Lecture capture: it’s all about the performance

Dealing with IP rights where lecture capture is concerned will inevitably require higher education institutions to review and justify their position on student IP. William Barker and Imogen Francis explore


BEPS your life on it

What is so important about BEPS? Chris Bates offers an essential guide to profit shifting and IP


Game on: future IP challenges

With the explosion of virtual reality just around the corner, Arty Rajendra and Nick Kempton review what the gaming industry has in store for IP rights

Trademark, Copyright, Patent

Price is what you pay, value is what you get

Helping small companies realise the value of their IP is a challenge and business groups, banks and government should do more, argues Elizabeth Ward

Trademark, Patent

Michael Jordan: court champion

A former sportstar has shown the importance of the US right of publicity for IP owners and their social media campaigns. Evan Gourvitz and Vincent Ling review

Trademark, Copyright