Infringing British Telecommunications granted disclosure of patentee's licence documents before damages inquiry
Following an earlier finding that British Telecommunications (‘BT’) infringed two patents owned by Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment (‘Adaptive’), Birss J in the High Court (Patents Court) has ordered Adaptive to provide BT with a list of licences and other agreements with Sky (Adaptive’s sole UK licensee) in order for BT to understand the likely amount of damages it would have to pay in an inquiry as to damages, even though the inquiry had not yet begun.
World Intellectual Property Organization delegates this week have underlined the positive mood which governed the discussions on a potential treaty protecting broadcasting organisations. The topic has been on the agenda of WIPO’s committee on copyright for some 17 years. This week some convergence emerged notably on what the treaty should protect.
While the World Intellectual Property Organization committee on copyright was discussing the protection of broadcasting organisations this week, performers lobbied for fair remuneration in the digital age. Visual artists, for their part, campaigned member states for a new treaty to be considered to protect their resale rights. On 29 June, the International Federation of Musicians […]