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IT, Technology & Telecoms
Intellectual Property Law
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30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at practitioners interested in the most important developments in the IP and technology sectors in the last 3 months. It addresses a number of topics including such diverse areas as technology regulation, EU free movement and IP protection, patents, trademarks and copyright infringement.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the details of Google’s "Good to Know" campaign in compliance with the ‘cookie consent’ regime;
  • Be aware of the extent to which consent to the use of cookies might be implied;
  • Be aware of a recent European case on the patentability of biotech products derived from human embryonic material and its impact on the commercial value of biotechnology research;
  • Be aware of a recent UK case on the patentability of a product that few discernable uses;
  • Understand the issues arising from a recent ECJ ruling on the use of foreign satellite decoders used to view Premier League football matches;
  • Be aware of the IPOs consultation on the future of copyright protection as a means to bolster UK economic growth;
  • Understand the new guidance from recent case law on the use of injunctions against ISPs where copyright infringement is alleged;
  • Understand a recent case on the importance of selecting the appropriate categories of goods for which trademark protection is required.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Case Update
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp & Ors v British Telecommunications Plc [2011] EWHC 1981 (Ch);
  • Scarlet Extended SA v Sabam EUECJ (C-70/10);
  • Copyright Designs & Patents Act Act 1988 s 97A(1);
  • Digital Economy Act 2010;
  • EC Community Trade Mark Regulation (40/94) Art (8)(1)(b);
  • Football Association Premier League Limited v QC Leisure [2011] EUECJ C-403/08;
  • Football Association Premier League and Others (Freedom to provide services) [2011] EUECJ C-429/08;
  • European Patent Convention Arts 52, 57;
  • Human Genome Sciences v Eli Lilly [2011] UKSC 51;
  • Brustle (Intellectual property) [2011] EUECJ C-34/10;
  • EC Biotech Directive (98/44) Arts 5(1), 6.

In this podcast update, Inbali Iserles and Mark Lubbock from Ashurst discuss some of the latest developments in the field of intellectual property and technology law. This podcast covers a range of topics; in technology, the use of foreign satellite decoders in the UK Google’s view on the cookie consent rules, in IP, the patentability of human stem cell research and artificial proteins, the continuing battle between rights holders and ISPs and an unusual European case about trademarks classes and belts.

Podcast added: 12/01/12

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