Intellectual property news and updates

Brexit Update - The UK leaves the EU

The UK will leave the EU at 23.00 GMT today, and enter into a transition period currently due to end on 31 December 2020.

Court Overturns Decision Awarding $10.1 Million Damages Against Nintendo for Patent Infringement

In January, a US court has overturned a jury's verdict that would have seen Nintendo pay out $10 million in damages.

Can a non-human be a patent inventor?

Following up from our article on the listing of a computer program as the inventor of a patent the UKIPO has now come to a decision as to whether a non-human can be listed as an inventor

Priority before the EPO – The CRISPR Appeal

The European Patent Office Boards of Appeal has held a hearing on the validity of a patent on aspects of CRISPR technology.

VOGUE v VOGA: EUIPO Board of Appeal decision on whether a new defence can be introduced at the appeal stage

Can a new defence be introduced at the appeal stage of a trade mark cancellation?


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