Processing on the basis of consent

    In our last post, we considered some of the challenges of processing genetic data on the basis it has been anonymised. If such data has not been properly anonymised, it must be processed in line with the requirements for “special category” data under GDPR. One lawful basis for processing “special category” data is explicit consent. Read more

    Progress in Austria brings the UPC ever closer

    Progress continues at pace towards the new Unified Patent Court (“UPC“) in Europe, with news that the National Council of the Austrian Parliament (Nationalrat) has unanimously approved the Protocol on Provisional Application (“PPA“). The next step is for the PPA to be approved by the Austrian Bundesrat (Federal Council), and this is likely to happen … Read more

    Revolution or evolution? Tech Disputes podcast series – Episode 4: Collaboration risks – where disputes arise and how to avoid them

    In episode 4 of our Tech Disputes podcast series Revolution or evolution?, we take a look at Collaboration risks - where disputes arise and how to avoid them. In this episode we explore some of the common areas where we have seen disputes arise when entering into IP and tech collaborations and why collaboration disputes are becoming so prevalent. Read more

    UPC – Doors Open in 2022?

    Recent comments from the UPC Preparatory Committee make it look increasingly likely that the UPC will open its doors for business during 2022. The Committee announced that only one more country now needs to ratify the Protocol on Provisional Application of the UPC Agreement and that this is likely to happen before the end of this year. Read more

    UK National AI Strategy – Government launches consultation on AI and IP

    Following on from the Call for views on AI and IP conducted by the UK IPO in the last quarter of 2020, and as part of the UK AI National Strategy, the UK government has launched a consultation on AI and IP. This consultation targets the more contentious areas arising from the earlier Call for Views and focuses on copyright in works made by AI; text and data mining using copyright material; and patents for inventions devised by AI. Read more