Huawei Technologies v ZTE square up in key SEP battle

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) heard arguments yesterday (11 September) in the eagerly anticipated Huawei Technologies v ZTE standard essential patents (SEPs) case.

Patent, Licensing, Europe

Member states can grant libraries right to digitise books

CJEU rules that text reproduced must provide ‘adequate remuneration’ to rightsholders

Copyright, Licensing, Europe

Big data and Alice v CLS: predicting what’s next

In the aftermath of the Alice decision, big data software innovators may begin to look at trade secret protection when assessing IP rights for their proprietary inventions. Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi’s Andrea Gothing and Angela Muñoz-Kaphing explain

Patent, US & Canada

Patent exhaustion doctrine continues to energise the courts

Recent US cases demonstrate that patent holders must take care when licensing patents that contain both product and method claims to ensure limited scope.

Patent, Licensing, US & Canada

Decoding patent valuation

“How much is this asset worth?” For patent assets, the answer is less accessible than pricing gold or stocks, says Adam J Bulakowski

Patent, Licensing, Strategy, US & Canada

A new Euro vision for the digital economy?

The new European Commission President has promised to create a ‘digital single market’, but is this ‘simple’ aim realistic? Benoît Keane outlines the challenges ahead for this unlikely digital visionary

Copyright, Licensing, Europe

Creative Content UK: not very creative

The UK recently announced the inception of a new industry-backed scheme for tackling online piracy, effectively marking the final nail in the coffin for the Digital Economy Act. Alex Watt and Emma Fox study the setbacks faced by the old scheme and ask: is its replacement even weaker?

Copyright, UK

Patent protection for the oil fields of the Middle East

James D Brown examines two key routes available for companies to safeguard their technology in the region

Patent, Licensing, Middle East & Asia

Exploring perspectives on the Unified Patent Court

Following the UK Intellectual Property Office’s report on the Unified Patent Court, confidence in its judges is paramount for its future success, says Taylor Wessing’s Paul England.

Patent, UK, Europe

Fracking strategies

Neil Coulson, Paul Morico and Kevin Cadwell dig deep to explore IP protection and issues in the shale sector

Patent, UK

Patents under attack: save yourselves, before someone else does

The patent system is under attack from ‘trolls’ and keen legislators, presenting the greatest threat to the system since its creation. Tom Phillips speaks to one of patent’s modern founding fathers, Marshall Phelps, on why it’s time the industry took control of its own destiny

Patent, Licensing, US & Canada

Choose your expert wisely

Quarles & Brady’s David Cross examines the critical role of economics in patent damages

Patent, Strategy, US & Canada

Fashion victims: this year’s big cases so far

The UK has already seen significant fashion cases in 2014 involving both manufacturers and retailers.

Trademark, Design, UK

Don’t ‘hack back’ in anger

It may be acceptable for the military, but ‘hacking back’ can be just as illegal for companies as the cyber threat it aims to prevent, say Sarah Pearce and Jane Elphick

Copyright, UK, US & Canada, Europe