Get your round-up of the week’s intellectual property news.


Pioneering British firm wins patent for ‘cancer vaccines’ technology

Nottingham-based Scancell’s patent gives hope for future revolutionary treatment.

Amazon secures patent to prevent bookstore comparison shopping

New technology could prevent customers from accessing price comparison information in-store.

US turns screws on India over patent laws

Prime Minister Modi’s US visit throws spotlight on contentious patent issues between the two countries.

Why you can trademark a Toblerone but not a Kitkat

The FT explores why colour and shape are not always enough for IP protection.

Observations of CIPA on proposals to exclude organisms produced by biological processes from patentability

Read CIPA’s comments on the proposed amendment of European Patent Convention Rules 27(b) and 28.

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