Let $400m Samsung patent damages stand, Apple pleads

Rivals file opening briefs to calculate damages total; Samsung calls for new trial

Patent, Licensing, US & Canada

Drinks company backs down over ‘John Lemon’ soda dispute

Polish drinks boutique forced to rename after facing legal costs and infringement suit by Beatles widow

Trademark, UK, Europe

Ronson hoping for a ‘hallelujah’ in ‘Uptown Funk’ suit

UK producer et al targeted in infringement suit that claims hit 2014 song copied ‘substantial parts’ of funk song 'More Bounce to the Ounce

Copyright, Licensing, US & Canada

Web must do better to protect rightsholders, argues WIPO report

Measures to fight online counterfeits are in need of ‘further evolution and guidance’, says counterfeit and IP expert

Trademark

Reduce practice fees by 10% CIPA urges regulator

Following 300% rise in staff expenses since 2013, association blasts independent body’s ‘unacceptable’ hike in costs

Patent, UK

UK courts develop new FRAND remedy

Justice Birss has cemented the UK’s position at the forefront of royalty terms jurisprudence, says Rajesh Sagar

Patent, Licensing, UK

US patent system at a crossroads

Marshall J Schmitt examines a significant case that marks the beginning of a new debate about how to accomplish the purposes of the AIA trials

Patent, Licensing, US & Canada

Apple v Qualcomm: FRAND or foe

Ryan McBrayer, Andrew Culbert and Tyler Bowen explore the licensing battle that may serve as a harbinger of things to come

Patent, US & Canada

Blockchain’s bright future

You may not have heard of ‘distributed ledger technology’, but it could have a dramatic and positive effect on IP, argues Simon Jupp

Copyright

InsurTech front runners

In 2016, insurance technology attracted $1.69bn of global investment. Mark Crichard explains that the race to digitalise has well and truly started

Patent, UK, Europe

Shining light on Turkey’s new IP code

Uğur Aktekin and Güldeniz Doğan Alkan discuss the protection of traditional product names under new legislation

Trademark, Patent, Europe

A big year for trademarks: part 2 

In the second of a two-part series, Doug (Chip) Rettew and Yinfei Wu run down 2016’s key US trademark cases, including the invalidation of Converse’s 70-year-old shoe design

Trademark, Design

Antitrust and pharma in Mexico

An ongoing investigation relating to monopolistic practices could have significant impact on the health industry. Israel Pérez Correa and Hugo H Zapata explore

Patent, Licensing, South America

Right to reply

Aiyda Cobb urges patent owners to file a preliminary response when a third party requests an inter partes review

Patent, US & Canada

Dividing the spoils

CRISPR technology is revolutionising genetic research but could the patent war hinder its progress? Jamie Atkins explains

Patent, Licensing, US & Canada, Europe

‘Fashiontech’ hits the catwalk

Mark Marfe looks at some of the issues and opportunities relating to collaborations between technology companies and fashion houses

Copyright, Patent, Design

Identifying the lightbulb moment

Preventing premature public disclosure of inventions is a crucial task for IP managers explain John J Penny, V and Doyon Won

Patent, Strategy