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Intellectual Property Law
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Length:
30 minutes of audio
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It is clear that courts today are protecting the intellectual property rights of inventors much more than ever before. This two-part CPDcast series explores some of the recent developments and trends in intellectual property law. Part One outlines the structure and purpose of the new European Unified Patent Court. It considers the CJEU’s decision confirming that the misuse of an IP or regulatory process can constitute abuse from the perspective of competition law and sets out other recent decisions of the courts concerning patent infringement and the scope of copyright protection of computer programs. Part Two considers proposals for the new copyright exceptions which are expected to come into force in October 2013, the essential elements of the Football Dataco case, clarification by the CJEU regarding the ambit of the Trade Marks Directive and outlines the essential features of the new draft Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the structure and purpose of the new European Unified Patent Court;
  • Have considered the key difference between the three divisions within the European Unified Patent Court;
  • Be aware of the CJEU’s decision confirming that the misuse of an IP or regulatory process can constitute abuse from the perspective of competition law;
  • Be aware of the scope of copyright protection of computer programs;
  • Have considered the purpose of the new copyright exceptions expected to come into force in October 2013;
  • Have considered the background of the Football Dataco case;
  • Understand the main proposed changes to the draft Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • AstraZeneca AB and AstraZeneca Plc v European Commission Case C-457/10;
  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (Case C-307/10) [2012] ETMR 42;
  • Football Dataco Ltd v Sportradar [2013] EWCA Civ 27;
  • R (on the application of Prudential Plc and another) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax and another [2013] UKSC 1;
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Bayer AG v Genetech Inc [2013] EWCA Civ 93;
  • Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd and another v Apple Inc [2012] EWCA Civ 1339;
  • Trade Marks Directive 89/104/EEC;
  • UsedSoft GmbH v Oracle International Corp C-128/11;
  • Xena Systems Ltd v Cantideck and Conquip Industrial [2013] EWPCC 1.

In this two-part CPDcast series, Larry Cohen from Latham & Watkins LLP discusses some of the recent developments in intellectual property law.

Date Recorded: 11th March 2013

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