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Businesses should prepare for UPC, despite uncertainty
17 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Businesses should make preparations for the Unified Patent Court and unitary patent, despite mounting uncertainty surrounding when, if at all, the court will come into effect
Patent ‘irrationality’ causes a negative image of patents
16 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Spectators are far more accepting of copyright and trademarks than they are of patents because of “irrationality”, according to Sir Robin Jacob
SUEPO willing to work with new EPO president
12 October 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A source close to the Staff Union of the European Patent Office has revealed it is always willing to work with whoever is elected to lead the European Patent Office
Tech companies create SEP code of conduct
10 October 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Barney Dixon
MPP signs HIV drug deal with Gilead
04 October 2017 | Switzerland | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
EIP bolsters its Düsseldorf office
29 September 2017 | Düsseldorf | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Nokia and LG complete arbitration
18 September 2017 | Espoo | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Motorola annulment action thrown out of court
07 September 2017 | Karlsruhe | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Anaqua opens new London office
30 August 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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EPO releases unitary patent guidelines
23 August 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Universities should be more flexible
18 August 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Aarhus University champions ‘patent free’ research zone
10 August 2017 | Aarhus | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Apple paid $1.7 billion to Nokia
31 July 2017 | Espoo | Reporter: Barney Dixon
PatSnap partners with GreyB
20 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Top German court backs compulsory licence
14 July 2017 | Karlsruhe | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
UK Supreme Court tweaks equivalent infringement
13 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
EPO resumes plant grants
06 July 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UPC preparatory committee eyes new start date
28 June 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Poly Medicure wins European patent challenge
27 June 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UPC order reaches UK parliament
26 June 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
BBVA launches global patent office
26 June 2017 | Bilbao | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UPC stuck in Germany
15 June 2017 | Berlin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Ukraine’s lack of reform progress concerns EU
13 June 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
European Commission to investigate Qualcomm
13 June 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
SUEPO takes the Netherlands to human rights court over EPO tension
09 May 2017 | Strasbourg | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UK IP Unjustified Threats Bill receives royal assent
04 May 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Brunel University London scientists develop prior art checker
28 April 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Law firm sees rise in fintech patents
20 April 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
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Least developed countries can now more easily obtain compulsory licences during public health emergencies, but some have been slow to take advantage. Vítor Palmela Fidalgo of Inventa International explains why
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The Andean Community has stood firm in the defence of its owns interests, says Jesús Cuba and Kelly Sánchez of OMC Abogados & Consultores
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