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Design Europa Awards

October 20, 2020, Eindhoven, The Netherlands DesignEuropa 2020 call for entries Organised by the EUIPO, the DesignEuropa Awards honour outstanding design brought to the marketplace with the protection of the Registered Community Design (RCD). The nomination and application period for the DesignEuropa Awards 2020 is now open and runs until April 20, 2020. The categories […] Read More

The AIPPI China Copyright Forum (2019) in Beijing

by Xiaoxu Li, Rachel Ren (Beijing) The 2019 AIPPI China Copyright Forum was successfully held in Beijing on December 7, 2019, with more than 200 attendees, including representatives of judiciary authorities, scholars, experts, business representatives from the internet industry and the entertainment industry, lawyers, members of AIPPI and students, focusing on hot and difficult issues […] Read More

Amicus Brief on the Patentability of Computer Simulations filed with the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO in Referral G 1/19

by Alfred A. Macchione (Chair, Standing Committee IT and Internet) With Bureau approval, on September 2, 2019 our organization submitted the attached  Amicus Brief to the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office under Article 10 of its Rules of Procedure.  The Amicus Brief addressed the questions raised in referral G 1/19 regarding the patentability […] Read More

LES International Annual Conference 2020

May 16 – 20, 2020, Berlin, Germany Licensing specialists from a diverse, global community of practitioners from companies, law firms and institutions involved in licensing IP come together for cutting edge sessions and networking events at our incredible conference venue, the historic postal train in the center of Berlin: Station Berlin. Increase your knowledge about […] Read More

Search Matters 2020

May 11 – 13, 2020, The Hague, The Netherlands The EPO now offers a training event for patent search professionals. The conference, focusing on disruptive technologies, will showcase the EPO’s patent search strategies and techniques and it gives an opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at the EPO. On May 11, during the […] Read More

Written comments on Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions – USPTO, November 12, 2019

On August 27, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a Request for Comments on Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions.  The Request included a series of questions related to, for example, the types of artificial intelligence inventions that should be patentable and inventorship of such inventions.  AIPPI’s Standing Committee on IT and Internet […] Read More

Guidance on how to calculate damages in Japan

by Yuichiro Suzuki (KUBOTA – Japan) The Grand Panel of the Intellectual Property High Court provides guidance on how to calculate damages based on “Infringer’s Profits” (Article102(2) of the Patent Act) and “Reasonable Royalty” (Article102(3) of the Patent Act). ( NeoChemir Inc., et al v. Medion Research Laboratories Inc. ( 2018 (Ne) 10063 )) In […] Read More