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IAM Patent 1000 2023
IAM Patent 1000 the world’s leading patent professionals 2023 guide has now been published and we are delighted to have 31 attorneys recognised as world-class individuals in the guide. The …Read article
Bioforward OBN Conference 2023
Bioforward, OBN’s ‘Roadmap for Growth’ Life Sciences event is set to take place at The King’s Centre in Oxford on Tuesday 26th September 2023. This event is designed to provide the support, skills, know-how …Event details
IPBC Asia event
The IPBC Asia event is due to go ahead on 28th-30th November, at The Palace Hotel in Tokyo. This event will have experts from the IP market attending and sharing …Event details
AI-Powered Personalised Medicine
The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into healthcare has ushered in a new era of personalised medicine, promising more effective and tailored treatments for patients. Traditional medical approaches often adopt …Read article
39th Annual Fall Institute on Intellectual Property Law
HGF Partner Nick Manley, Patent Director Alastair Blake, and Patent Attorney, John Johnston will be attending the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association’s 39th Annual Fall Institute on IP Law. This …Event details
Where could Generative AI’s impact be most clearly felt in the retail sector?
Roy Amara, a researcher and computer scientist at the Stanford Research Institute, now called SRI International, coined the so-called Amara’s Law in the 1960s: “We overestimate the impact of technology …Read article
The X Files
No, it’s not quite what you think, and unfortunately not another case for Mulder and Scully. Nor is it an article about Gen X or the American punk rock band …Read article
Is International Exhaustion coming to a shop near you?
A recent Financial Times article ‘Creative Industries warn IP rights under threat by hunt for “Brexit dividends” highlighted that the UK government is again exploring, or at least having pressure …Read article
Barbie: Why do trade marks and licences Mattel?
“Humans only have one ending. Ideas live forever.” -Ruth, Barbie Movie (2023). Whilst ideas themselves can’t be protected under IP, the expression of ideas, technically speaking, can, provided they meet …Read article
OEM in China –Stahlwerk and the Good Faith principle
Before we get into the case specifics of Stahlwerk (January 2022), which is a Higher People’s Court of Zhejiang Province case, we just need to cover what OEM is and …Read article