Work Area: Intellectual Property

Nuclear technology spat heads to Korean centre

A dispute between a Korean state utility and its former US partner over rights to nuclear reactor technology is headed to arbitration in Seoul, as the parties compete for lucrative projects in Europe and the Middle East.

18 November 2022

ICC award looms in US-Chinese biotech dispute

A US biotech company and its Chinese partner are awaiting an ICC award in a US$200 million-plus dispute over a collaboration to develop cancer-fighting antibodies.

27 October 2022

Singapore's plans unmasked in interview with minister

On the day that Singaporeans were permitted to unmask inside for the first time since the pandemic, Lucy Reed interviewed Singapore's minister of home affairs and minister for law K Shanmugam SC about the city-state's future as a leading arbitration centre.

14 October 2022

Chinese tech company wins partial annulment in software dispute

UPDATED WITH LINK TO AWARD: A subsidiary of the creator of Chinese social media website Weibo has persuaded a Dutch court to partially annul a US$116 million award concerning alleged misuse of location-based services software, a dispute that has spawned enforcement proceedings in Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands.

01 September 2022

ICDR arbitrator decides multibillion life sciences dispute

A sole arbitrator at the ICDR has ruled in favour of Daiichi Sankyo in a dispute potentially worth billions of dollars over rights to technology the Japanese drugmaker is using in cancer medicines.

15 August 2022

Apple settles with headphones maker

Apple has ended its bid to enforce an ICC award that held a US headphones maker liable for breach of confidentiality after agreeing to settle the dispute.

01 August 2022

UK court pauses bid to enforce contraceptives award

An Irish pharmaceutical company seeking to enforce an ICC award over intellectual property rights for oral contraceptive products must wait for a Dutch court to decide on a set-aside application, an English judge has ruled.

08 July 2022

Indian drugmaker faces LCIA claim over covid vaccine

A Seattle biotech company is bringing an LCIA claim against its Indian former business partner amid a US$950 million dispute over alleged theft of technology used to develop covid-19 vaccines.

30 March 2022

Apple wins ICC dispute with headphones maker

An ICC tribunal has ruled that a US headphones maker violated a confidentiality agreement with Apple when it sued the California-based tech multinational for alleged patent infringement.

01 March 2022

To Kill a Mockingbird award paves way for movie remake

A dispute over rights to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird has settled after an arbitrator ruled following the author's death that successors and heirs to the makers of the Academy award-winning film retain the movie remake and sequel rights.

24 February 2022

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