UK considers new IP right for AI & more… Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…
A new form of intellectual property (IP) right could be written into UK law to provide protection to “AI-devised inventions”. The measure is one of several options UK policymakers are considering implementing to ensure UK IP law “strikes the appropriate balance to encourage the development of AI and its use across the UK economy”, following the publication of the government’s national AI strategy in September.
ONCODESIGN, a biopharmaceutical group providing the pharmaceutical industry with support finding new therapeutic molecules for fighting various forms of cancer and other serious illnesses with no known effective treatment, announces the strengthening of its patent portfolio concerning RIPK2 (Receptor-interacting serine/threonine-protein kinase 2) inhibitor macrocyclic compounds, as well as the successful completion of the preclinical toxicological evaluation of its ODS-101 drug candidate.
A contrast between the terms of service of former President Donald Trump’s new social networking service Truth Social and those of other platforms provides a window into how platforms approach user intellectual property in a world in which sharing content is easy and protecting it is hard by design.
Trade mark owners can challenge a later filed trade mark that they think conflicts with their existing trade mark. Before the end of the Brexit Transition Period, this challenge (by way of opposition or invalidation proceedings) could be based on an existing EU trade mark. When this happened, it was possible to counter challenge the EU mark by questioning its validity at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). This counter challenge could be based on the existence of an earlier UK trade mark.
Google considers that, “according to initial information” regarding the transposition of European copyright law, “the ideal conditions seem to exist for a potential launch of Google News in Spain”, the service that closed in December 2014.