On Saturday, 9 June 2018, with little or no fanfare, the UK’s Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018 No. 597) came into force. These Trade Secret Regulations implement into UK law the 8 June 2016 EU Directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use
In April’s issue of Pharma Times Magazine, partner Cullen Taylor explores how new machine learning technologies may have far-reaching, unexpected effects on IP and patent law. Cullen’s article looks at how AI is likely to accelerate the process of developing drugs and identifying patients who can benefit from them. It outlines patentability challenges for policy makers as well
Since November 2014, when the first IP courts were set up in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, China has been rapidly setting up new specialised IP tribunals throughout its vast hinterland. The IP Courts and tribunals are meant to deal with China’s booming IP caseload, which reached a total of 213,480 IP cases in 2017, an
We are pleased to announce that Imogen Fowler, Natalia Gulyaeva, Ruud van der Velden, Fred Ch’en and Marco Berliri (TMT) were selected as recipients of Client Choice Awards for 2018. “Client Choice recognizes those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service.
2017 was a year of widespread political, technological and legal changes; leading to lack of certainty and creating both challenges and opportunities for businesses in 2018 and beyond. We’re here to help: we have published our second annual Global IP Outlook. The Outlook reflects on some of the major developments in intellectual property law and
Hogan Lovells hosted events for the “Women in IP Law” series of AIPLA, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Moscow. The events provided women of the Intellectual Property community with an opportunity to exchange experiences of legal and social issues; to make new contacts and maintain already existing ones. Frankfurt – Lessons from football
Most energy companies implement Intellectual Property (“IP”) strategies to protect and exploit company IP (offense) and navigate third-party rights (defense). Traditionally, these policies emphasize patents. But today’s IP-savvy energy companies strategically manage both patent and trade secret portfolios throughout a company’s particular energy sector focus. The ascendance of trade secrets reflects recent strengthening of U.S.
Earlier today, the European Parliament voted by a large majority of MEPs (503 to 131) for the enactment of the long-awaited EU Directive on trade secrets. The text of the Directive has already been informally agreed to by the Member States’ Council of Ministers, so its passage into EU law is now something of a
IP: streamlined and modernized On 25 February 2016, the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council issued a new draft of the amended Anti-Unfair Competition Law (“Draft“) for public comment. The Draft entails an important overhaul of the current law, which was first enacted in 1993. It aims to bring the Anti-Unfair Competition Law (“AUCL“)
On 4th November, together with Santa Clara University’s High Tech Law Institute and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, we hosted our second Law in the Global Marketplace symposium on Intellectual Property and related issues. Topics covered thought-provoking issues concerning global aspects of intellectual property law, including the impact of patent reform in the EU
On 26 May 2014 the EU Council adopted a slightly different approach to the Trade Secrets Directive than the Commission which has led to the Council proposing a number of significant changes to the draft While the definition of “trade secret” remains unchanged, the Council has redefined the criteria that could lead to the “acquisition,
If enacted, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) could be the most important change to U.S. trade secret law in decades. Why have U.S. legislators proposed a bill concerning trade secret law? Democratic Senator Christopher Coons of Delaware introduced the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2014 (S. 2267) this past April. The bill is cosponsored