INSIDE ARBITRATION ISSUE 17: Arbitration of IP disputes

We are delighted to share with you Issue 17 of Inside Arbitration from Herbert Smith Freehills’ Global Arbitration Practice, which, in particular, features an article on arbitrating IP disputes arising from energy transition innovations. Read more

Enforcement of intellectual property rights across online platforms

Considering how to enforce your IP rights online and make maximum use of the take-down procedures? Read Jonathan Turnbull, Victoria Horsey and Sabesh Asokan’s practical tips in their practice notes, recently updated and published in Practical Law: • Enforcement of intellectual property rights across online platforms: injunctions A checklist on the circumstances in which a … Read more

The IP in AI: Can AI infringe IP rights?

In this instalment of our series The IP in AI, we take a look at the degree of protection likely afforded to IP rights holders against unsanctioned use of authored works by an AI system, including the relevant legal and practical considerations for both authors and creators/users of AI systems. Read more

Series: The IP in AI

Uses of machine learning and AI are expanding rapidly, and IP rights play a critical role in both regulating the use of AI and protecting the rights of inventors and creators. In this series, we will explore the key challenges governments worldwide are currently grappling with in order to provide the right level of protection … Read more

Digital assets: Law Commission consults on private international law issues and draft legislation recognising a third category of personal property rights

On 22 February 2024, the Law Commission published two documents relating to digital assets: (i) a call for evidence on private international law issues relating to digital assets and electronic trade documents; and (ii) a consultation on draft legislation to confirm the existence of a third category of personal property for assets such as crypto-tokens. … Read more

Regulating AI: Two steps forward for the UK as pro-innovation approach remains

Following landmark developments in 2023, the international spotlight remains firmly on AI regulation as we enter into 2024. The last few days alone have not only seen the COREPER Ambassador’s agreement on the EU AI Act, but also the long-awaited Government response to its AI Regulation White Paper released yesterday (“Response“) and the House of … Read more

UK Government should deal definitively with copyright issues on LLM/GenAI training data whilst adopting a positive vision for LLMs to ensure UK does not miss “AI goldrush” – recommends House of Lords Committee

The House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee issued its report  "Large language models and generative AI" today (2 February 2024). The Committee concluded that the "goldrush" opportunity that AI presents requires the UK Government to adopt a more positive vision for LLM's in order "to reap the social and economic benefits, and enable the UK to compete globally". The report sets out 10 core recommendations "to steer the UK toward a positive outcome" including measures that might resolve copyright disputes of training data. Here we look at the copyright recommendations specifically. Read more

With the Headquarters Agreement for the Milan seat concluded, we look at the role of the UPC central division

As the Headquarters Agreement for the Milan seat of the Unified Patent Court's central division is signed, confirming that all is in place for the new seat to begin operation this year, we look at the role of the central division in UPC patent actions under the UPC Agreement, UPC Rules of Procedure and as illustrated by early UPC decisions, as well as the composition of central division judicial panels. Read more