On 4 January 2019, China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) released draft amendments to the Chinese patent law for public comments (English translation available upon request), proposing, among other issues; higher damages for patent infringement, more options for rewarding inventors under an employee invention remuneration scheme, and patent term extensions for design patents and pharmaceutical patents.
We are delighted to announce our new Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (IPMT) partners and counsel. The promoted members of the IPMT practice span patents, trademarks, unfair competition, domain names, copyright, designs, trade secrets, privacy and cybersecurity, and IPMT transactions, and include representatives from the Americas, Asia and Europe. Their promotions are very much deserved and we wish them success
We are proud to be sponsoring and speaking at the 16th Annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Law Institute. The May 31 – June 1, 2018 event in Westminster, Colorado brings together national practice and thought leaders, along with PTO and PTAB representatives, for special plenary sessions and networking. On May 31, Partner Lucky Vidmar will host a Q&A
In November 2017 the UK government published its Industrial Strategy. As part of this, the UK IPO made a broad ‘call for views’ from users of the UK intellectual property system on “products, services or other activities the IPO could undertake in order to make the most of the UK’s IP system“, and canvassed opinion
In this series of blog posts, we take a look at the current state of play regarding blockchain technology as well as the legal setting with a European and German focus. How smart are smart contracts? With this question, we take a look at the next topic. After dealing with the bitcoin virtual currency in our last post, so-called “smart contracts” is
We are proud to once again sponsor year’s LES Annual Meeting in Chicago. The October 22-25 event brings together intellectual property, technology, and business development professionals for panel discussions and networking opportunities centered around IP commerce. Hogan Lovells is also sponsoring the Women in Licensing Mixer & Guided Networking Event on Tuesday, October 24 at 5:00 PM. This event will take place
On October 17-19, Hogan Lovells will sponsor the ChIPs Women in Tech, Law & Policy Global Summit 2017 in Washington, D.C. Led by Celine Crowson, our IP team won a slot to host a session titled “Technological Innovations Rapidly Developing in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence – Is the Legal and Policy Landscape Keeping Up?” This panel features Stephanie