Seiko Hidaka is the IP Disputes Practice Advisor of the IP team in London and has experience managing litigation and advising on matters concerning a wide range of intellectual property issues (patent rights, trade mark rights, copyrights, trade secrets).
Seiko has a broad scientific education, having studied natural sciences at Cambridge University (where she studied neuroscience, pharmacology, cell biology, and chemistry), and obtaining a doctorate in neuroscience at Oxford University where she was awarded a scholarship. Her range of patent litigation work match the breadth of her scientific background, having handled a number of patent matters in a variety of technical areas, including life sciences (both compound patents and biotech), medical devices, mechanical, electronic, and telecoms (including wireless 3G technology). Seiko has been instrumental in negotiating many of these cases to a successful settlement.
The Court of Appeal has rendered its decision upholding the UK High Court’s first instance ruling of Birss J concerning FRAND licensing of Unwired Planet’s SEP portfolio, on all points of appeal..
October 23, 2018
No need to prove acquired distinctiveness of a mark in every Member State but extrapolation of quantitatively sufficient data obtained in other Member States to cover Member States without quantitatively sufficient data needs proper basis, says the Advocate General in the case concerning Kit Kat 4 fingers shape EU Trade Mark application..
April 27, 2018