Commission sets out to harmonise EU patent rules & more…Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…

‘AI inventors’ could boost UK growth with revamped IP laws

The US Supreme Court’s decision to reject the bid for AI to be inventors on patents could have a ripple effect on UK productivity if the government fails to act.

Queen Mary Academic Receives Funding to Study IP’s Role in Covid Vaccine Supply

Professor Duncan Matthews has been selected for £100,000 funding from the British Academy, which supports UK and international academic research, career development and wider engagement across the humanities and social sciences.

Commission sets out to harmonise EU patent rules

The European Commission today proposed new rules to improve the protection of intellectual property (IP) in Europe, covering patents relating to industry standards, compulsory licensing of patents in crisis situations, and the revision of the legislation on supplementary protection certificates.

White & Case Adds new Partners in Silicon Valley

Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Silicon Valley office with the addition of prominent intellectual property litigators Yar Chaikovsky and Phil Ou as partners. Chaikovsky and Ou both join White & Case’s market-leading intellectual property practice, where Chaikovsky will serve as Head of the Firm’s Technology Intellectual Property Litigation Group. Their addition will enhance the Firm’s technology expertise in Northern California.

WIPO-WTO advanced course on intellectual property policy issues concludes in Geneva

A two-week Advanced Course on Topical Intellectual Property (IP) Policy Issues, jointly organised by the WTO and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), concluded on 31 March. The event focused on new and emerging issues that intersect with intellectual property and public policy. Over 20 IP officials from developing country members came together to share national perspectives on use of IP as a public policy tool in the areas of climate change, green technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and public health.

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