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YouTube reveals copyright user improvements

Expanded ‘copyright-safe’ music library andmultiple track ‘swapping’ among new changes aimed at “more effectively” avoidingand resolving copyright claims relating to user content

Stairway to Heaven case potentially revived

Trustee of late Spirit guitarist files second petition for rehearing; claims if allowed to stand, Ninth Circuit’s verdict could ‘divest hundreds of thousands of songs of copyright protection’

CITMA 2020: gov delivering ‘necessary’ law changes

UK minister responsible for IP tells CITMA Autumn conference attendees that the government ‘made sure’ IP protections were put in place post-transition period for Brexit to maintain UK’s strong IP environment

Jump on a call

European Patent Office usersface mandatory videoconferencing for opposition hearings as all in-personhearings postponed until mid-2021

INTA 2020: we must 'change the narrative around IP'

UK IPO’s Tim Moss says IP needs to be seen as a ‘vital part of the innovation ecosystem’ within government and across business sectors; ‘biggest challenge’ is making sure people have access to rights

Tiki Dare named INTA’s 2021 president

Oracle assistant general counsel takes up thetop job from NBA’s Ayala Deutsch; association appoints first African American officer as Deborah Hampton elected to secretary

Pharma evolution

Digital tech is increasingly impacting the development of pharma patents, say Reddie and Grose’s Robert Sackin, Zack Mummery and Duncan Nevett

It’s INTA, but not as we know it

Arguably thebiggest event in the IP calendar finds itself at the end of a tumultuous yearand in a virtual format. How different was a digital annual meeting?

Podcasts previews

In July this year, we launchedour podcast series. Here’s a round up of the latest episodes you might havemissed

Clearing the way

Amy Ellisexamines the risks of slow copyright clearances and explains how to avoid them

The final step

The Stairway to Heaven infringement battle provides a number ofinteresting legal and evidentiary considerations

Ahead of the curve

Bill Birnieexplores how brands can stay one step ahead in an evolving online and mobilethreat landscape

IP’s role in Covid fight

Kevin ENoonan says the magnitude and severity of Covid-19 has had a profound effect onUS patent law, the judiciary and the USPTO, and will continue to do so

Copyright challenge

From hired car radios to video games, Stevens & Bolton’s Tom Collins, Astrid Arnold and Kate Maguire provide a review of the year’s key UK and EU copyright cases

Trademark tales

Stobbs’ Chris Hawkes describes some of the major European and UK trademark cases that happened in 2020

Reality check

UDL Intellectual Property’s Nicole Cordy examines IP issues surroundingextended reality in the UK and EU

Fighting chance

Recent Australian decisions regarding the patent eligibility of gaming-related inventions appear to offer a glimmer of hope for innovators

The brands and the bees

AJ Parks’ Amanda Griffiths and Ben Sullivan discuss the high-profile Mānuka trademark challenge for honey businesses

Pharma pattern

As the US’ Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act turns 10, Irena Royzman and Christine Willgoos provide a rundown of trends emerging in biosimilar litigation

Patent paradigm

From Regeneron v Kymab to Unwired Planet v Huawei Technologies, Baker Mckenzie outline some crucial UK and CJEU patent litigation cases passed down this year

Life line

CFC Underwriting’s Madeleine Brown and Kristian Kolsaker outline the benefits IP insurance can bring amid the viral pandemic

A question of discretion

In the final instalment of a two-part series, Rachel Mumby and Naomi Hazenberg examine injunctions in the life sciences and telecoms sectors

Design developments

D Young& Co’s William Burrell and Yvonne Stone provide a rundown of some of thisyear’s principal design cases

Data drama

Slaughterand May’s Richard Jeens and Samantha Holland examine UK data breachenforcement actions and fines

Frandly fire

Axinn’s Thomas Hedemann, PaulZeineddin, Ted Mathias and Gabriella McIntyre discuss the year’ssignificant US licensing and SEP verdicts

Sartorius v LePure

World Intellectual PropertyOrganization’s Arbitration and Mediation Center, China - 19 September 2020

SCOTUS spotlight

Perkins Coie’s Nathan Kelley and Tara Kurtis provide a brief overview of cases that made their way to the Supreme Court this year

Under the radar

From Hello Kitty to martial arts films, Ben Wodecki reflects on some quirky IP stories you might have missed in 2020

In Re Jackson

Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit - 20 August 2020