Intellectual Property Magazine

Articles for December 2021

In review and moving forward

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox’s William H Milliken and Jamie Dohopolski review IP at the US Supreme Court and CAFC in 2021 and 2022

Gaining influence

The Gowling WLG team provide an overview of key 2021 IP cases and developments in China

Class actions, distress and delays

Slaughter andMay’s Richard Jeens and Alex Buchanan round up 2021’s UK dataclaims and litigation and look ahead to what we can expect next year

Happy people do great work

Shakespeare Martineau’s Kerry Russell looks at how an inclusive, supportive and flexible culture will help to attract the very best IP talent

Bridging the divide

Squire Patton Boggs’ Tamara Fraizer explains how IP lawyers can play their role in the pro bono tradition

A case of lipstick

JMW Solicitors’ Lucy Marlow examines the GeneralCourt’s Guerlain case, and what it means for shape marks for packaging

Powering up

Fish & Richardson PC’s Daniel Tishman, Ralph Phillips, and Hyun Jin (HJ) In explore the strategic IP considerations of batteries and energy storage solutions

Spin Master, Ltd v Choirock Contents Factory, Co Ltd

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - 12 October 2021

Making connections

Page White and Farrer’s Olaf Ungerer explores the different types of patent pools and how they might suit the IoT space

CareDx, Inc, et al v Eurofins Viracor, Inc

US District Court for the District ofDelaware - 28 September 2021

In bloom

CIOPORA’s Edgar Krieger highlights what plant breeders need to know about the Community Plant Variety Right term extension from 25 to 30 years

Life in the metaverse

ReedSmith’s Sophie Goossens looks at how thelegal concept of ‘ownership’ is being tested in the context of this emergingdigital world

Life in plastic

EPO report suggests that Europe compared to the US struggles to scale up innovative ideas through to commercial realisation

Will Meta kill off Facebook’s rebrand?

Wedlake Bell’s Charlotte Wilding outlines some of the unintendedconsequences that can come from an ill-conceived rebrand

A cautionary tale

ASA’s Brewdog ruling is a reminder that all that glitters is not always gold. Dave Holt and Georgia Carr review

Enter player two

OpSecSecurity’s Tiffanie Lane explains why thefashion and gaming industries are joining forces

Rise in trade secret cases

The employment sector has seen a spike in a pandemic-spurred employee movement while restrictive employee covenants fall out of favour in the US. Jason Mollick explores

Tech impact on IP rights

Balancing protection of and access to innovations can be tricky. Dinusha Mendis examines this in the context of 3D printing, NFTs and AI

Grand designs

The Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Act 2021 (the act) received Royal Assent on 10 September 2021. The act introduced a number of significant changes as outlined below.

Tattoos and IP

FishmanStewart’s Barbara Mandell sheds light onthe occasions where IP could intersect with the age-old practice of body art

Paul Hastings hires ITC litigator in Washington

Paul Hastings has hired Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman litigatorKecia Reynoldsas a partner in the firm’s intellectual property (IP) practice in Washington, DC.

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