Until June 23, the UK was a driving force in creating the European Patent with Unitary Effect (“Unitary Patent”), a new breed of “Super Patent” which can instantly grant or revoke a robust set of associated patent rights in 24 of the 28 EU member countries who signed up to it on 19 February 2013.
The European Parliament’s Committee, which is pushing for new regulation of the Connected TV environment, has agreed a draft Initiative to put to the vote in a plenary session in July.
The European Commission has announced that it will be launching a public consultation on the regulation of HbbTV this year.
The commercial use of personal data is potentially of huge economic value, with a new Liberty Global report saying that “at a 22% annual growth rate, applying personal data can deliver a €330 billion annual economic benefit for organisations by 2020”.
ACT ANNUAL CONFERENCE – BRUSSELS. Television companies have told the EU that current legal standards of copyright protection and enforcement are insufficient.
ACT ANNUAL CONFERENCE – BRUSSELS. Industry figures yesterday expressed their concerns regarding the uneven application of state aid rules across Europe, the struggle to deal with piracy and strengthen copyright protection and convergence issues.