Archive for patents

Breakthrough as single European patent is one step closer

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 11 March 2011 by Steve

“After more than 50 years of negotiation, the EU Competitiveness Council yesterday decided to authorise the use of the enhanced co-operation procedure for the creation of a single European patent …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 11 March]

European Court of Justice rejects stem cell patents

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 11 March 2011 by Steve

“The European Court of Justice today issued a preliminary opinion that procedures involving established human embryonic stem (hES) cell lines are not patentable …” (more)

[Alison Abbott , Nature, 10 March]

Who owns the research outputs?

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“For ten years, through the 1990s, I worked as a professor of law in the University of Hull in Northern England. Every so often I would be present at the kind of conversation where people mused on missed opportunities …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 2 March]

Managing University Inventions – With Privilege Comes Accountability

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 26 February 2011 by Steve

“If the Supreme Court gives universities greater control over the inventions created by their faculty and grad students, the Court should also require universities to publish metrics that shed light into how they are managing their invention portfolios …” (more)

[Melba Kurman, Blogging Innovation, 26 February]

Historic patent deal within Europe’s reach

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 25 February 2011 by Steve

“Europe is just a few, short steps away from a system in which scientists, companies and lone inventors will be eligible to apply for a single patent that is applicable in all subscribing countries …” (more)

[Inga Vesper, Exquisite Life, 25 February]

Europe-wide patent advances

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 16 February 2011 by Steve

“It was expected, but still a relief for promoters of European innovation. Yesterday, the European Parliament voted in favour of a common EU patent system, under a so-called enhanced cooperation procedure …” (more)

[Alison Abbott, The Great Beyond, 16 February]

New patent scheme is set to be approved by EU

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 7 February 2011 by Steve

“Businesses which take out European patents could save tens of thousands of euro under a new scheme due to be approved by the European Parliament …” (more)

[Kieron Wood, Sunday Business Post, 6 February]