On June 12, 2014, the Supreme Court published the reasoning for its decision in CAR-FAC / RAAV v. The National Gallery of Canada.
June 17, 2014
Shanks v Unilever: Arnold upholds UKIPO decision not to award employee inventor compensation under section 40 Patents Act 1977.
May 28, 2014
Amendments to the UK Patents Act 1977 will provide innovators with much needed certainty on the application of the “experimental purposes” exemption to clinical/fiel
May 19, 2014
Java APIs have copyright.
May 16, 2014
On 1 May 2014, amendments to the Chinese trade mark laws came into effect. Many of the changes are aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Chin...
May 05, 2014
The European Commission has recently announced its adoption of a revised Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation and new accompanying Guidelines, which will c
April 04, 2014
A recent decision by the High Court of Australia has highlighted the need for companies to ensure the truthfulness of representations made in their advertisements in order to avoid potential financial penalties imposed by the ACCC or the courts.
December 15, 2013
The Australian High Court has determined that methods for medical treatment of the human body can be patentable subject matter. This decision gives assurance to patent owners and other parties dealing with those patents that they are valid, and that investment in development of pharmaceutical compounds will be properly recognised.
December 09, 2013
Key issues for your business
November 28, 2013
This 3-0 decision of the Court of Appeal reaffirms the position that software functionality is not protectable by copyright and more importantly confirms that...
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