As we reported in early 2022, the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO are considering two pending referrals (G1/22 and G2/22) regarding the question of entitlement to priority. A hearing has now been set for 26 May 2023, and the Enlarged Board have now issued a preliminary opinion setting out the points to be discussed.
On 16 March 2023, Mr Justice Mellor handed down the latest FRAND judgment: InterDigital v Lenovo. The case concerned a dispute between InterDigital and Lenovo as to the terms on which Lenovo should take a licence to InterDigital’s portfolio of patents which had been declared essential to the European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI) Standards.
When you hear Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), you think Illumina Inc. However, the heart of Illumina’s nucleic acid sequencing technologies is sequencing-by-synthesis (SBS), a chemistry technology with a humble and fascinating backstory set in a Cambridge pub.
2022 saw a growing rise in athleisure, with many brands recognising the business opportunities it brings, including reaching new markets and increasing market share through their own performance lines or through collaborations with existing active wear brands.
In its recent decision in Entertainment One UK Ltd & Anor v Sconnect Co Ltd & Ors, the High Court considered whether English courts could have jurisdiction in cases involving intellectual property infringements on internationally accessible internet platforms.
For anyone having experienced the Chinese trade mark process, they will be well aware it can be a difficult system to beat. In 2012, for example, Apple’s dispute over the iPad trade mark cost them £40m in a settlement to buy the registration from a Chinese owner before Apple could use it in China.
3D printers can be found in universities, schools and even in the home, and AM seems to have found applications in almost every corner of technology. Just a few examples of these applications have been in the UK news over the last month or so, five of which are discussed below.