Bloomsbury IP/IT Law Briefing: August Briefing

The stand-out decision in August was the UK Supreme Court’s ruling in the Unwired Planet v Huawei and Conversant v Huawei/ZTE cases. In a unanimous judgment, the five judges dismissed the appeals and... Read more

Brexit, Privacy Shield & Schrems II

The recent Schrems PRISM and Privacy Shield case (Schrems II) is important. The issues at stake are the interpretation and legality of the: Read more

Bloomsbury IP/IT Law Briefing: July Teaser

The Court of Appeal ruling in E Mishan & Sons, Inc v Hozelock Ltd & Ors [2020] EWCA Civ 871 was notable in that the two patent specialist judges on the panel came to opposite conclusions on... Read more

Bloomsbury IP/IT Briefing: June Teaser

The UK Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the Regeneron v Kymab case over patents for transgenic mice. In a 4-1 decision, it reversed the Court of Appeal, finding the two patents invalid... Read more

Bloomsbury IP/IT Briefing: May Teaser

There have been important decisions in two long-running trade mark sagas this month. Lord Justice Arnold gave his judgment in the SkyKick case, following the opinion of the CJEU in January. He found... Read more

Bloomsbury IP/IT Briefing: April Teaser

This month’s Briefing includes two important patent judgments in the UK courts, as well as trade mark decisions from the IPEC and the CJEU, as well as information on the impact of the Covid-19... Read more

The virtual Court of Appeal

Last week I watched a Court of Appeal hearing. As a reporter and editor covering the law, that’s something I’ve done from time to time over the past 20 years. But this occasion was different: I was... Read more

"Break the neck of the day's work before breakfast"

The reality for me is that there is no discernible difference between now and before the lock-down edict was issued. I have happily worked from home for many years even with 5 young children on board... Read more

Bloomsbury IP/IT Briefing: March Teaser

This month’s Briefing focuses on important patent judgments, as well as a notable trade secrets ruling and a Court of Appeal decision that considers the Data Protection Act. The Brexit update... Read more

Bloomsbury IP/IT Briefing: February Teaser

This months’ briefing includes a CJEU ruling on trade marks and morality, a trade mark case involving Red Bull, two copyright cases and the latest FRAND patent decision. We also have news on the EU’s... Read more

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