UK Intellectual Property Bill 2013

What is it all about? The Bill (here) is weighted heavily towards change in the UK design legal framework but patents and freedom of information both get a mention too.  The Bill aims to simplify and improve design and patent protection to help businesses, to clarify the IP legal framework […]Read More »

Apple v Samsung patent and design wars continue

As those following the ongoing battle between the smartphone giants Apple and Samsung will know, US District Judge Lucy Koh last year asked Apple’s lawyers were they “smoking crack”  because they expected her to go through 75 pages of objections to witnesses.  In the UK, Judge Colin Birss said that Samsung’s […]Read More »

Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC)

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance their cooperation in the area of patent classification. As of January 2014, SIPO will start classifying its newly published invention patent applications in some […]Read More »