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NPE litigation in Europe sees continued growth
20 February 2018 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
NPE litigation and enforcement in Europe has increased by an average almost 20 percent year-on-year since 2007, according to a new report from Darts-IP
Latest EPO employment proposals under fire
15 February 2018 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The latest version of a proposal to scrap permanent employment contracts at EPO for the “modernisation” of its employment framework has come under fire
PatSnap joins WIPO ASPI programme
07 February 2018 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Research and development analytics company PatSnap has joined the WIPO’s ASPI programme
Gowling WLG welcomes IP partner to Munich office
01 February 2018 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EPO judge subject to “forced transfer”
25 January 2018 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm fined €997 in EU anti-trust investigation
25 January 2018 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Haseltine Lake bolsters patent services
23 January 2018 | Bristol | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm NXP merger approved
19 January 2018 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UPC complaint “inadmissible” says German Bar Association
15 January 2018 | Berlin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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J A Kemp to open in Paris
11 January 2018 | Paris | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EPO completes Directorate General merger
10 January 2018 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
ILO ruling “vote of no confidence” for Battistelli, says CSC
07 December 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EPO president’s impartiality questioned at ILO
06 December 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EPSU calls for halt to EPO fixed-term contracts
30 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EU Commission unveils SEP plans
29 November 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Illumina takes victory at UK High Court
23 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
SUEPO concerned over EPO 'product' targets
22 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Mewburn Ellis opens Munich office
16 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EPO faces backlash over scrapping of permanent employment contracts
15 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
New EPO president looking to cooperate with USF
13 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Use-based pricing would lead to arbitrarily higher royalties, says ACT
10 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
IP Europe and ACT clash over ‘licence to all’ SEP system
08 November 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
European Commission to discuss SPCs
20 October 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EU Commission should prohibit use-based SEP licensing, says ACT
19 October 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
SUEPO confirms position on Campinos election
19 October 2017 | The Hague | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Businesses should prepare for UPC, despite uncertainty
17 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Patent ‘irrationality’ causes a negative image of patents
16 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
SUEPO willing to work with new EPO president
12 October 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Tech companies create SEP code of conduct
10 October 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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