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31 May 2012
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will automatically exclude inventions from patentability if a process from which an invention results includes the destruction of human embryos.
Google is not responsible for filtering content uploaded to its video-sharing website YouTube, a French court has ruled.
Products should not be patentable if they stem from conventional breeding of, or conventional breeding methods for, animals and plants, the European Parliament has said.
30 May 2012
Internet service providers (ISPs) will be allowed to curtail traffic over their networks but will be forced to explain any limitations in their service to consumers under new plans to be unveiled by the European Commission.
The validity of national trade marks cannot be questioned during proceedings in which the registration of a Community trade mark (CTM) is at issue, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said.
Manufacturers are continuing to find it easier to obtain access to credit following "tentative signs of improvement" at the start of the year, according to a new survey. However, one fifth of companies are reporting an increase in the overall cost of...
Take-up of a new Government scheme aimed at encouraging investment in start-up companies has been limited by a lack of opportunities, according to press reports.
29 May 2012
Search engines, internet service providers (ISPs) and the British Library are among a number of bodies trying to scale back the scope of copyright, the head of a UK trade body has said.
The US Supreme Court has asked the Court of Appeals to reconsider a previous ruling it made to award patent protection for a concept which allows internet users to obtain legitimate access to copyrighted content for free.
28 May 2012
A pay-TV company that allows its customers to watch programmes without having to sit through adverts is being sued for copyright infringement in the US.