1 November 2013

Inside IP Autumn Winter 2013

Features a round up of the latest cases and developments in IP.

The Autumn Winter 2013 edition of Inside IP features:

From beer to eternity: a history of brewing patents – Anton Hutter discusses the 140th birthday of the first ever brewing patent.

Protecting graphical user interfaces –  Rob Cork and David Paton explore the ways in which GUIs can be protected.

Trade Mark Clearance Searches: an optional luxury? – Yoann Rousseau discusses the risks caused by prior word marks.

Myriad update –  Matt Handley updates on a pending referral to the US Supreme Court which could have significant implications for the biotechnology industry.

HTC vs Apple update –  Kirwin Lee provides an update on the ongoing HTC vs Apple case.

Challenges faced by the EPO in keeping up with life science technology – Tanya Heare and Kate McNamara explore some of the issues which test the EPO when dealing with the developments in the life science sector.

Applicant friendly rule changes at the EPO: a trend? – Simon Taor highlights the recent trends in rule u-turns from the EPO.

Making the Unified Patent Court System benefit industry – Paul Derry provides an overview of the recent Unified Patent Court news.

Specs appeal – Peter Dawson updates on the Specsavers v Asda trade mark case.

UK Supreme Court rejects ‘Unilin Principle’ – Ruth Shelton offers an insight into the recent Virgin Atlantic Airways v Zodiac Seats case where the ‘Unilin Principle’ was rejected.

G2/13 – the “broccoli” case continues… – Tanya Heare updates on whether plants resulting from biological processes that involve the crossing and selection of plants
can be patented under the European Patent Convention (EPC).

New alternative “fast-track” UK TM opposition procedure – David Birchall explains the new “fast-track” opposition procedure.

10 years of community registered designs – George Hudson takes a look back at the Community design system on its 10 year anniversary.

Please download the PDF for the full edition.