8/8/2018 - Andrea Perronace - IAM Weekly
The patentability of artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic, mainly due to the tremendous expectations around this emerging, disruptive and pervasive technology. On 30 May 2018 the EPO held a conference on patenting AI in Munich to explore this topic in detail. The EPO has published material of the conference on its website.
20/6/2018 - Marco Mitola - IAM Weekly
According to Article 12bis of the Italian Copyright Act, the economic rights associated with software and databases created by an em-ployee in connection with their employment responsibilities belong to the employer, in the absence of an agreement to the contrary.
30/5/2018 - Serena Basteri - IAM Weekly
In Case T‑879/16, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Ltd brought an action against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) on October 4 2016 (Case R 1010/2016-4), relating to revocation proceedings between Sony and the trademark owner Marpefa, SL.
11/4/2018 - Christian Vanzini - IAM Weekly
An action for declaration of non-infringement may be generally de-fined as an action in which a third party, involved in or anticipating a possible or actual infringement dispute, requests that a court rule on its freedom to perform acts which otherwise could put such par-ty at risk of being considered an infringer.
7/3/2018 - Camilla Pavanello - IAM Weekly
Italy’s highest court has confirmed that even minor modifications or additions can be sufficient for a later trademark to avoid likelihood of confusion with an earlier trademark that is considered weak.