Intellectual property news and updates

HTC suspends UK sales amid ongoing patent dispute

A patent dispute between Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC and IPCom has seemingly led to the suspension of UK sales of HTC's latest handsets. We take a look at the case.

Can a computer program be listed as an inventor?

A computer program has devised two potentially patentable ideas, but can it be listed as an inventor?

G1/19: Are simulations inventive?

This referral made to the Enlarged Board, G1/19, relates to whether computer simulations can be classed as inventions under the EPC.

G3/19: Are essentially biological processes patentable?

In this article, we look at a referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal, G3/19, regarding the patentability of inventions relating to plants and animals.

European Patent Office Enlarged Board of Appeal decisions: what are we waiting for?

This series of articles provides a brief overview of pending and very recently decided questions before the Enlarged Board of Appeal.

US design patents protect automotive body parts

We consider the decision that has led to a resounding endorsement of the use of design patents in the US automotive industry.

LEGO v Lepin: Battle of the Blocks

The LEGO Group has opposed a UK trade mark registration filed by copycat Chinese manufacturer, Lepin.

Wilson Gunn ranks in the top ten for UK trade mark filings

Wilson Gunn are one of the top firms in the UK according to filing figures published by CITMA.

Neymar scores in recent trade mark dispute

The European General Court has upheld a decision from 2016 that Carlos Moreira acted in 'bad faith' trying to trademark the name of footballer Neymar.

Definitions of “normal duties” at work confirmed in UK entitlement case

A recent decision by the UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court highlights what rights an employee has when developing an invention as part of their "normal duties" at work.

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