Intellectual property news and updates

Infringement by Equivalence in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court

Following on from two high profile recent cases; Actavis v Eli Lilly and Icescape v Ice-World, the IPEC have handed down a judgement based on the relatively new definition of patent infringement, infringement by equivalence. We give our opinion and recommendations based on this form of infringement.

Philips' patent for GPS athletic performance monitoring device held largely invalid

This Garmin v Philips patent case provides insight into issues surrounding patent protection where an existing technology in one field is adopted in another.

Potential Amendments to Chinese Patent and Design Law

The SCNPC are considering a Draft Amendment to Chinese patent legislation. We examine the details.

China introduces new IP appeals courts

New legislation came into force on the 1 January 2019 although no significant cases have yet been decided by the new IP tibunal.

Technology on the move – a summary of the EPO’s 2018 report on patents and self-driving vehicles

Annual European patent applications relating to self-driving vehicles have risen significantly. We summarise the recent report from the EPO and give our take.

Pfizer pregabalin patent held invalid by the UK Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has handed down a decision in the litigation of Warner-Lambert versus Actavis and Mylan that highlights the importance of including enough information to prove the viability of an invention.

New EPO guidelines provide clarity on the examination of AI inventions

The latest update of the guidelines for examination at the European Patent Office provide some clarity for AI inventions.

Patent box claims increase to over £900 million

We break down the key points from HMRC's annual statistical report on the uptake of the Patent Box and analyse the findings.

Expansion of scope for patent infringement confirmed

We take a look at a recent decision, Icescape v Ice-World in the Court of Appeal, that has confirmed the significance of the changes to patent infringement law.

Wilson Gunn recommended in The Legal 500

Wilson Gunn has again been recognised as a leading patent and trade mark firm in The Legal 500.

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