Companion US trade secrets bill introduced

Supporters claim Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 provides a consistent, harmonised legal framework

Trademark, Copyright, Patent, US & Canada

Remaining UK copyright exceptions passed in Lords

Private copying and parody to be enforced to allow greater consumer freedom

Copyright, Licensing, UK

Bose sues rival Beats over headphones patents

Suit seeks injunction and jury trial against Apple's new audio equipment subsidiary

Patent, Licensing, US & Canada

Focus on: pharma and biotech

SPCs for medical devices, uncertainty over EU stem cell patents and why the healthcare industry needs to wise up, plus more!

Patent, Licensing, Strategy, UK, US & Canada, Europe, China, Middle East & Asia

AGA Medical loses another patent case against Occlutech UK

Justice dismisses medical device patent on grounds of obviousness

Patent, Licensing, UK
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The parody problem: what does the future hold?

A case in Belgium raised serious issues over the parody exception under copyright and the balancing of fundamental rights, says Tom Ohta

Copyright, UK, Europe

Independence, but at what cost?

In the looming referendum over Scottish independence, care must be taken to protect the country’s long history of innovation, say Duncan Nevett and Gavin Dundas

Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Licensing, Strategy, UK, Europe

Patently strategic

Francis Hagel provides some pointers on drafting a strategic patent application

Patent, Strategy, US & Canada, Europe

The ‘unique animal’ at the heart of the copyright debate

The US Copyright Act is not unfit, it just needs updating in certain areas, the Copyright Clearance Center’s Roy Kaufman tells IPM

Copyright, Licensing, UK, US & Canada

Design: the forgotten patent

Cozen O’Connor’s Kyle Vos Strache reviews the US design patent and its role in an IP portfolio

Patent, Design, Strategy, US & Canada

Intellectual property infringement: civil procedure isn’t the only option

Far from an uncertain path, the UK criminal courts can be a swift and viable route in some IP cases, say Jeremy Asher, Giles Lane and Jennifer Guild

Trademark, Patent, UK, Europe

Changes to the Australian innovation patent system

The interesting results of a review into Australia’s patent system may be spiked for now, but its publication keeps reform on the agenda, says Andrew Wiseman and Chris Govey

Patent, Australia and New Zealand

All change in New Zealand

The introduction of the New Patents Act in New Zealand means rightsholders have to move quickly, says Chris Way

Patent, Australia and New Zealand

Wearable healthcare technology

Innovation surrounding the healthcare industry is increasing drastically, with electronic aspirin devices and wearable monitors being developed. But what are the IP implications and can developers enforce their rights against infringements? DLA Piper’s Claire Bennett examines the issues

Patent, Europe

SPCs for medical devices: continuing disharmony

Andrew Sharples discusses uncertainty over SPC regulations in Europe, particularly medical devices, where filings in multiple jurisdictions may help force the issue

Patent, Strategy, Europe

Decisions divided over the stem cell debate

The ethical questions posed by patenting human embryonic stem cells has resulted in uncertainty regarding the guidelines around exclusion from patentability on moral grounds

Patent, Strategy, Europe

Trust no one: fighting the hackers abroad and at home

The unprecedented move by the US to charge Chinese military hackers with espionage shone a light on the murky world of global cybercrime. Cyber security experts Adam Cohen and Ken Zatyko reveal how 2014 has seen a disturbing upward trend in IP theft both across borders and from within

Copyright, Patent, Strategy, US & Canada, China