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DLA Piper: Paris: The Unified Patent Court - A victory all round?

By Claire Bennett and Philippa Montgomerie After days of negotiations between participating member states, a solution to the controversial issue of the location of the Central Division of the Court of First Instance of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) was found. Previously, all EU member states except...

DLA Piper: Your patent portfolio: how much is it worth and what are you going to do about it?

By Craig P. Opperman In mid-April, the media was full of reports about AOL's US$1.056 billion patent sale to Microsoft. The following week brought news that Microsoft had flipped 650 of those properties to Facebook. Next came news that Intel spent US$70 million buying patents from Aware. These...

DLA Piper: ICANN reveals all: what should brandowners do now?

By John Wilks and Damian Herrington The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced details of the applications it has received for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). ICANN has said a total of 1,930 applications were received, a number in excess of most peoples' initial...

DLA Piper: The UK Patent Box

By Richard Woolich , Paul Rutherford and Michael S. Lebovitz Companies that are within the charge to UK corporation tax are eligible for the patent box regime. This includes UK resident companies and non-resident companies that trade in the UK through a UK permanent establishment. Download a copy...

DLA Piper: Privacy and Your Business

By Jim Halpert Privacy has become an issue that 21st century business leaders and GCs cannot ignore or leave to the engineers. In the information age, personal data is a key asset for many businesses and a centerpiece of business opportunities. If mismanaged, the personal data a company stores...

DLA Piper: Ongoing Royalties: A New Development in Patent Damage Awards

By Joseph Lavelle Following the Supreme Court decision in eBay, Inc. v. MercExchange, LLC, 1 injunctions do not automatically follow from a finding that a patent is infringed and not invalid. In cases where an injunction is denied, in lieu of the injunction the district court has the power to award...

DLA Piper: China's Patent Litigation Landscape Shifts

By Yan Zhao China bested the United States to become the No. 1 patent filing country in the world in 2011 by obtaining 526,412 invention patent applications, compared to 503,582 utility patent applications in the US. Of these, 79 percent went to domestic Chinese entities, as compared to 49.2 percent...

DLA Piper: 'Genuine use' of a trademark - does OMEL/ONEL make it any clearer?

By John Wilks and Claire Bailey A judgment has been handed down this week by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the ONEL/OMEL case. Trademark owners should take note that use of a European community trademark in a single EU Member State will not preclude the owner from arguing 'genuine...