Join us on 16 or 21 August for the fourth in our LimeGreen Live webinar series in conjunction with the Hogan Lovells Consumer Industry Sector Group. This webinar will explore the IP opportunities and risks for businesses operating in, or looking to enter the wearable technology market. Our presenters will discuss the lifecycle of a wearable technology product, from building or
From wristbands that count your steps, to skin patches that measure your sun exposure, a wide range of products are entering the wearable-technology market and raising new questions about intellectual property (IP) claims and protection. In this hoganlovells.com interview, Katie McConnell, counsel in the Hogan Lovells London office, provides an overview of the unique challenges
On 17 October 2017, Hogan Lovells, London hosted its annual ‘Intellectual Values’ seminar which this year focused on the ‘connected world’. Katie McConnell, a Counsel in our IPMT team, gave a snapshot of the issues arising from the brave new world of wearable technology. The seminar explored the IP challenges faced by market players –
The UK government’s draft EU Withdrawal Bill (the “Brexit Bill“) aims to incorporate EU directives and regulations into UK domestic law in their current form immediately following Brexit (“Retained EU Law“). This article considers the impact the Brexit Bill will have on some key patent issues. The Brexit Bill and EU Decisions In addition to
The CJEU has rejected Spain’s latest challenges to the proposed new EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC). The decision, which largely follows the AG’s opinion, was widely expected, and clears a major hurdle for the introduction of the UPC. Read our analysis in this newsflash from 05/05/2015.
The CJEU has today handed down its eagerly anticipated decisions in the two challenges by Spain (C-146/13 and C-147/13) to the legality of the Unitary Patent Package. Spain was seeking the annulment of the two regulations forming part of that package, namely the regulation on the creation of unitary patent protection (Case C-146/13) and the