29 January



BREAKING: Sky v SkyKick ruling from CJEU

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has today issued its eagerly-awaited judgment in the SkyKick case no. C 371/18. The UK High Court asked for the Court of Justice’s guidance, resulting in today’s judgment Sky, the broadcaster, had been trying to enforce broad rights against the SkyKick entity. Sky’s descriptions of goods... right arrow

2 January



The UPC: 2020 and beyond

As 2019 drew to a close, a statement was issued by the Chairman of the UPC Preparatory Committee, Alexander Ramsay.  As well as touching on progress made regarding the UPC case management system and recruitment campaign, the statement refers to an interview given by Mr Ramsay in which he provided his forecast for the UPC... right arrow

13 December



UPC update: “U” for uncertainty

Previously, the main obstacle to implementation of the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent system was the ratification of the UPC Agreement by Germany: German ratification was significantly delayed by a pending case at the German Constitutional Court which is scheduled for decision later in 2019. However, even if the decision of the German Constitutional... right arrow

29 August



Academics challenge patent offices to accept an Artificial Intelligence as an inventor

As recently announced by the University of Surrey, a group of patent applications have been filed at the UK patent office and European Patent Office toward inventions allegedly solely created by an Artificial Intelligence. Legal questions surrounding patents for AI are not new – patent offices around the world are already grappling with the patentable... right arrow

16 August



Developments at the EPO – New Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBA)

The Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBA) have recently been updated. There has been a wide-scale revision of the rules, with both case management and substantive features of the appeal procedure being revised. The new RPBA will come into force on 1st January, 2020. In recent years, the case law of the... right arrow


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