IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law


List of Papers (Total 195)

New Rights or New Business Models? An Inquiry into the Future of Publishing in the Digital Era

In its Proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, the European Commission included a new neighbouring right for press publishers with regard to the digital use of their publications “to ensure quality journalism and citizens’ access to information.” (European Commission, 14 September 2016, Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the ...

“Life Technologies Corp. et al. v. Promega Corp.”

The Impossible Quest – Problems with Diligent Search for Orphan Works

Digital technologies allow unprecedented preservation and sharing of world-wide cultural heritage. Public and private players are increasingly entering the scene with mass digitisation projects that will make this possible. In Europe, legislative action has been taken to allow cultural institutions to include in their online collections copyright works whose owners are either ...

Huawei v. ZTE in Context – EU Competition Policy and Collaborative Standardization in Wireless Telecommunications

Collaborative standardization, an efficient and inclusive form of organized innovation under the auspices of standard-setting organisations (SSOs), has demonstrated significant technological achievements in the field of wireless telecommunications. At the core of collaborative standardization is a working balance of interests and incentives of all stakeholders involved, i.e. ...

United Kingdom Patent Decisions 2016

This report highlights the main UK patent cases from 2016, including the interpretation of “plausibility” and “obvious to try”, obviousness, experimental use, numerical limits, infringement, stays, and a case to watch on “Arrow declarations”.