HSF shares insights on the Milan local division UPC judges for Managing IP

Following the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Administrative Committee's appointment of 85 legal and technical judges last month, including the appointment of two legally qualified judges in the Milan local division, Herbert Smith Freehills' Joint Global Head of Intellectual Property Laura Orlando shares her insights with Managing IP on what this may mean for the UPC. Read more

Patent filing trends signal boom in low emissions technologies

By Rebekah Gay, Emma Iles, Andrew Wells, Natasha Daniell, Catherine Chan Filings – the current landscape IP Australia has recently released its patent analysis of low emission technologies (LET), based on patent filings for the period 2015 – 2020 (see report here). The data serves to ‘identify holdings of specific expertise, helping to analyse the … Read more

New website launched for the Unified Patent Court (UPC)

The Unified Patent Court has launched its official website today, replacing the UPC Preparatory Committee's original site at the same address: www.unified-patent-court.org.  The new website carries links to all the key legal documents establishing the Court and to the Procedural Rules, as well as information on the Court and Registry. Read more

HSF comments for JUVE Patent on UPC judges list announcement

On 19 October 2022, the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Administrative Committee announced the appointment of 85 legal and technical judges, ready for when the UPC Agreement comes into force, likely in Spring 2023 (1 April 2023 as per the latest announcement from the UPC Administrative Committee). Milan-based Joint Global Head of Intellectual Property, Laura Orlando, discusses the latest announcement with Amy Sandys at JUVE Patent in the article UPC divisions demonstrate clout with choice of experienced legal judges. Read more

Patents in hydrogen on the up – a prediction of things to come?

Governments and companies alike are striving towards a net-zero emissions future and implementing new technologies to help them get there. Hydrogen has emerged as a promising technology in the path to the clean energy transition, leading governments to recently announce ambitious hydrogen targets and projects. Read more

HSF comments for IAM on The UPC on Day 1

Laura Orlando and Rachel Montagnon were in conversation with Adam Houldsworth of IAM recently, leading to their comments being published in the IAM article "Your guide to the UPC on day one". Access the article and their quotes here. Read more

CLIMATE CRISIS CARVE-OUT FROM US WIND TURBINE PATENT INJUNCTION

A recent decision from the US shows the importance of IP in the context of renewable energy The decision (Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy A/S v. General Electric Co, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, No. 1:21-cv-10216) also highlights the potential that IP rights such as patents have to allow those in the field … Read more