brexit

The UK official left Europe on 31 January 2020. However, the UK remained within Europeans legal framework for a transitional period that ended 31 December 2020. In other words, Brexit is now in force. While this has a lot of political, tax and economical consequences, Brexit also has an impact on IP rights. We will…

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digital advertising scheme patentable

Summary A judge at the Federal Court of Australia has held that a digital advertising scheme is patentable. You will find the decision here:Rokt Pte Ltd v Commissioner of Patents¬†[2018] FCA 1988 Background Australian start-up Rokt Pte Ltd filed a patent application for an invention relating to a digital advertising scheme. In particular, the invention…

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open innovation

Introduction At the World IP Summit in Amsterdam in October 2018 one of the buzz terms was “open innovation”. The concept is not new. But it seems that more and more global players, such as Facebook, Philips, Lego and Huawei, are effectively using the approach for their benefits. For example, Huawei has established a network…

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