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Emerging patent law issues: IoT webinar update

On 20 April, Hogan Lovells hosted the second instalment of the 2017 webinar series on emerging issues with the Internet of Things (IoT). This instalment focussed on the potential patent law issues presented by IoT technology. Dr. Chris Mammen, a partner in Hogan Lovells San Francisco office, considered how these issues can impact companies in

3D Printing: Are you 3DP Ready?

3D printing has already been around for decades and has disrupted certain industries, such as hearing aids. One likely impact is an increase in IP infringement, with Gartner predicting that this could reach $100 billion a year by 2018. Now that a number of key patents have expired, 3D printers are becoming cheaper and offer

Every cent counts – Chinese authorities reduce or eliminate certain IP application fees

The National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Finance have jointly issued “Notice 2136” (发改价格 [2015] 2136 号) and the Ministry of Finance has issued “Notice 102” (财税[2015]102 号). These two notices affect IP fees as follows: Trademarks, Copyright and Patents Notice 2136 reduces certain administrative fees for trademark and copyright registration applications with effect

France – SEP cases begin by evidencing essentiality

First Instance Court of Paris, 17 April 2015, Core Wireless Licensing SARL v. LG Electronics Inc. and LG Electronics France The First Instance Court of Paris holds that when asserting alleged Standard Essential Patents (SEPs), a patent holder cannot just state and presume the essentiality of said patents. Core Wireless Licensing SARL (“Core”) purchased roughly

United Arab Emirates – Artificial intelligence and robotics competition offers 1 million dollar prize: But will IP rights be secure?

The government of the United Arab Emirates is offering a US$1 million prize to the international winner and a 1 million UAE dirham prize to the national winner of its “AI and Robotics Award for Good” competition. The objective of the award is to encourage “innovation that benefits humanity”. The submissions must therefore relate to

CJEU Judgment on Merck Canada Inc. & Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd v Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc, Case C-539/13, 12 February 2015

Luxembourg: CJEU decision delivered on the Specific Mechanism (C-539/13) Summary of Decision The CJEU has recently clarified when patent and SPC rights can be relied on under the Specific Mechanism to prevent parallel imports within the EU. The holder or beneficiary of the patent/SPC is free to rely on such rights to prevent importation and

U.S. – Claim construction at the PTAB is under review

Claim construction is at the heart of nearly every patent litigation and the new post-grant procedures at the U.S.P.T.O. are no different.  The claim construction standard used by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) at the PTO during an inter partes review (“IPR”) is currently being challenged before the United States Court of Appeals