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BlackBerry sues Facebook and subsidiaries over patent infringement
Mar 8, 2018
BlackBerry has lodged a claim against Facebook (and its Instagram and WhatsApp subsidiaries) for infringing patents used in its messaging technologies. The patents in question allo...
Unitary Patent Court to gain a Brexit exemption
Feb 13, 2018
The UK Government has announced, via the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), that the UK will ratify the Unitary Patent Court (UPC). Once active, the Court will determine disputes ...
Patents: does additional matter matter?
Jun 8, 2017
HHJ Hacon has provided guidance on the impact of adding subject matter to a patent via his judgment in Curt G. Joa, Inc. v Fameccanica Data SpA  EWHC 1251 (IPEC) (Curt). In ...
Uber Auto Drives Into Costly Google Dispute
May 26, 2017
In March, we reported on a new legal dispute between Waymo, a subsidiary of Google's parent company - Alphabet Inc, and Uber. The dispute arose after Waymo accused Uber of stealing...
What is the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court?
May 25, 2017
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist court operating within the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice. The court has existed in some form sinc...
Uber Self-Drives Into Patent Trouble With Google
Mar 15, 2017
Uber, the online transportation network which has recently been in the news for losing an employment rights case, has found itself in the middle of yet another legal dispute this t...
Free intellectual property seminar at the Northern Design Centre - 24 May 2017
Mar 7, 2017
McDaniel & Co. will host a free seminar on intellectual property rights in partnership with the Furniture Makers' Company on 24 May 2017 at the Northern Design Centre in Gateshead....
Apple saves itself $533 million
Mar 6, 2017
Apple has been successful in avoiding paying damages worth $533 million to Smartflash following the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit holding that three patents on mobi...
Snapchat IPO story hit with patent
Feb 7, 2017
On the same day that Snapchat announced it was to float on the NYSE the social media giant faced a claim to invalidate one of its patents by a Canadian company, Investel, who is tr...
US Supreme Court Gives Latest Ruling in Apple & Samsung Fight
Dec 9, 2016
In a unanimous decision, the US Supreme Court has given a ruling in the long running case of Samsung v Apple which provides guidance on how damages in American patent cases should ...
Patent Box Tax Relief Statistics Released
Oct 10, 2016
Patent Box is a Government initiative designed to incentive innovation by enabling companies to benefit from a lower level of Corporation Tax on profits attributable to the utilisa...
UK Intellectual Property Office Offers Brexit Guidance
Aug 8, 2016
The UK Intellectual Property office (IPO) has published a summary guidance note on the status of UK/EU intellectual property (IP) rights in the wake of Brexit – to be found here. T...
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