intellectual property law blog

As reviewed in Part 1 of this post, inventors should be aware of similarities and differences in what constitutes patentable biotech subject matter in the U.S. and Europe. This post discusses the nuances of patenting biotech inventions in Europe and identifies biotech products that are patentable. Part 2. Europe In Europe, patentability is governed by Article 52 […]

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What is Considered Internet Theft?

by Kelly Kovacic on January 22, 2013

Internet theft has been on the rise over the last decade. As technology continues to grow, many criminals have developed a cottage industry of very lucrative cyber crimes. The illegal use, streaming and downloading of any web content, including personal information continues to be at the forefront of state and federal law legislation. Types of […]

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Apple patent iPad shape

by Leannereflect on November 14, 2012

The recent battle between Apple and Samsung with the intellectual property of the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S has led to Apple claiming the rights to the iPad shape. Apple have patented the rectangle with rounded corners, this was accepted by the US patent and Trademark Office last week, this is after claims that Apple […]

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What is a trademark?

by Redmans on November 1, 2012

Trademarks are a form of intellectual property, a branding of ownership on a particular sign that represents a business’ goods or services. Trademarks are quite simple to create, register and protect. However, the definition and nature of trademarks are often a source of mystery to the individual layman. This post will therefore attempt to sweep […]

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What forms of intellectual property are there?

by Redmans on October 15, 2012

This post addresses the basics of the law of intellectual property by outlining what forms of intellectual property exist under the law of England and Wales, how they’re defined, and what they’re useful for. This is only, as above, a basic guide and we recommend talking to an intellectual property solicitor, particularly if your intellectual […]

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A new fast-track court for intellectual property disputes has been launched in the United Kingdom with a “small claims court” being opened at the Patent County Courts. This post will take a look at this change, assess the advantages and disadvantages of such a system, and see how it will aid the parties to litigation. […]

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The answer to this question is based on the nature of the relationship between the contracting entities. General publication laws give the copyright ownership of published intellectual property to the publisher. The general test is determining who is the actual publisher. Ghost writers always relinquish any claim to intellectual property rights when they accept a […]

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Ramifications of the WIPO Treaty

by IP Blawg on September 20, 2012

Last month’s signing of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Treaty in Beijing heralded a new beginning for big screen performers. The elation was evident from the various sentiments that emanated from Roberta Reardon and Ken Howard. The two co-presidents of the Screen Actors Guild — American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) said […]

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Employees are employed by (for-profit) businesses for a reason – so that the business can profit in some form from their labour. Sometimes an employee’s labour results in the creation of an original piece of work – for example if they create a new piece of software or draft a new policy paper. When an […]

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Why employers need to take IP issues seriously

by evolvedlegal on July 29, 2012

Employing staff and employment law generally can be extremely difficult for employers to get their heads around, with the morass of employment legislation out there. It is understandable that many small employers tend to focus on the issues of possible unfair dismissal claims or discrimination, which are big risks to their business, both in legal […]

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