Hackathons and innovation go hand in hand; nonetheless, the team-based, often open nature of hackathons can jeopardise securing IP rights for a work developed during an event. For participants and organisers, how can these risks be mitigated to maximise IP generation and value?
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This consequential judgment, handed down by Mr Justice Marcus Smith on 12 March 2021, addresses the repercussions deriving from two opposing conclusions having been reached, almost concurrently, by the Patents Court and the European Patent Office.
The Court of Appeal was asked to review the decision of HHJ Clarke in a matter involving the British Amateur Gymnastics Association, the sport’s governing body for gymnastics in the UK, and UK Gymnastics Ltd, UK Gymnastics Affiliation Ltd and their director, Christopher Adams, a sports management and promotion group, which offers membership.
For the second year running, Potter Clarkson has been named UK Trade Mark Prosecution Firm of the Year at the Managing IP Europe, Middle East and Africa Awards.
The vital importance of a business’s IP rights featured heavily in Mr. Justice Zacaroli’s most recent High Court judgment, where the question for the Court was whether the Claimants could enforce certain terms in a settlement agreement against the Defendant, or whether these were unenforceable penalty clauses.
The Australian Government passed its News Media Bargaining Code into law on 2 March 2021. The Code is the world’s first piece of legislation to compel market-dominating tech giants to pay news publishers in exchange for displaying their content.