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IPcopy’s summer round up

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spadesThe summer holiday period is coming to an end, the kids are heading back to school and for the first time in weeks there’s actually a full complement of co-workers in your office. IPcopy has been ticking away during the summer season and, just in case you weren’t checking our updates when you were on the beach, here’s a round-up of our posts from mid July through August.


29 August – Case Review: C-530/12 P OHIM v National Lottery Commission. A case summary from ipcopycharlotte on a recent decision from the CJEU in respect of a case involving the National Lottery

27 August – The vexed question of “use as a trade mark”. A guest post from Carmen Champion in Australia looking at recent cases Down Under that considered the question: was the mark “used as a trade mark?”

21 August – New to IP? Here’s 10 facts about Intellectual Property. An article to introduce a few IP facts and issues to people who have not had much contact with IP before.

19 August – IP in collaborations – some considerations. A briefing note from ipcopyrichard on the identification of IP in collaborative projects.

14 August – America Invents Act – One Year Later. A guest post from Patrick Waller and Daniel Young at Wolf Greenfield.

12 August – Managing Confidential Information. The second in a series of articles from Rob Carter of K2 which aim to demystify the topic of technology transfer.

7 August – High Court rules no compensation for inventor Shanks. A guest post from David Knight of Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP on the Shanks v Unilever case and the issue of employee compensation.

5 August – Unitary patent: News nuggets (August 2014). A round up of a few unitary patent related issues (Spanish Challenge, EPLC, renewal fee calculation)


31 July – EPO – Rules relating to Unitary Patent Protection. A review of the rules relating to unitary patent protection that were agreed by the EPO Select Committee in June.

26 July – USPTO starts lobbing rejections from Room 101 (is this the post-Alice situation?). Are US Examiners beginning to issue blanket “Alice” objections against software related patent applications?

24 July – Unitary patent system & EPO strikes – answers from the European Parliament

23 July – Fieldfisher Seminar Review: Alice v CLS Bank


Mark Richardson  2 September 2014

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