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Fair Standards Alliance

Fifty-six organizations from a diverse range of industries, up and down the innovation value chain, are pleased to announce today the publication of a set of guidelines on the licensing of standard-essential patents (hashtag#SEPs) https://lnkd.in/eipKYFv. The guide, also known as hashtag#CWA2 has been developed within the framework of CEN and CENELEC Workshop Agreement with support […]

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Article of the month

les Nouvelles June 2019 Article of the Month “Arbitration & Mediation—ICC Patent Arbitration” by Bradley Lui of Morrison & Foerster LLP. This chapter addresses patent arbitration under the rules provided by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The ICC rules are fairly sparse and allow for a great deal of flexibility, either in a contract containing […]

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LESI 2019 in Yokohama – May 26-28, 2019

Create IP Culture – Open for Business 2019 LES International Annual Conference in Yokohama, Japan, starts within a week. The conference is to be held May 26-28, 2019 and the theme is “Create IP Culture – Open for Business” for which the organizing committee will provide a number of timely, business-oriented sessions, giving you opportunities […]

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Article of the Month

les Nouvelles April 2019 Article of the MonthConfidentiality In FRAND Licensing After Huawei v ZTE: National Courts in Europe Searching For Balance In a landmark decision in the matter Huawei v ZTE, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) established a well-balanced framework for the licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) on Fair, Reasonable and […]

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Happy World IP Day!

On April 26, it is Intellectual Property Day. On “World IP Day”, rights to inventions, texts, brands and plant varieties are in the spotlight worldwide. Rightly so: these legal rights are crucial to innovation. This year’s theme is “Reach for Gold: IP and Sports”, because whether you are a sporty entrepreneur or an entrepreneurial sportsperson: […]

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Tribute meeting Florent Gevers à travers le temps.

A special meeting was held on 21 March in Brussels in remembrance of Florent Gevers. Many LES Benelux members and LESI president Francois Painchaud are present at this meeting organized by LES Benelux and BMM in cooperation with AIPPI Belgium and ECTA.

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Article of the Month “Open as in Open Access”

les Nouvelles December 2018 Article of the Month is “Open as in Open Access” written by David Ball and William Bird. This paper examines the problems of access to non-patent literature and the development and implications of Open Access literature with comparisons to patent literature. It also provides a guide to enhancing the efficiency and cost-effectiveness […]

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les Nouvelles Article of the Month September

Intellectual Property In The Fourth Industrial Revolution Era by Dookyu Kim, S-Printing Solution, Suwon, South Korea   I. Introduction Intellectual property law creates exclusionary rights based on the results of human intellectual activities. Intellectual property exists in various forms. Technological innovations are essential to the development of industries and can be protected as intellectual property, […]

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les Nouvelles August 2018 Article of the Month

les Nouvelles August 2018 Article of the Month “More Blurred Lines: On Downstream Infringement And The Disgorgement Of Profits” by Peter Rybolt, Analysis Group Inc., Los Angeles (USA) In copyright, as well as trademark litigation, litigants and finders of fact face the often bewildering task of determining the extent to which downstream infringers—those companies one or […]

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les Nouvelles July 2018 Article of the Month

les Nouvelles July 2018 Article of the Month Defining Sublicense Income To Avoid Problems Down The Road by Ashley J. Stevens, D.Phil (Oxon), CLP, RTTP Summary This article looks at sublicense income payment provisions in academic licenses. A majority of academic licenses are granted to small companies which are likely at some point to grant a sublicense […]

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