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In-house roundup: Fintech patenting stokes litigation fears; in-house counsel reveal trade secret tips



Charlotte Kilpatrick, London


Managing IP rounds up the latest news and analysis from patent-focused businesses on fintech, trade secrets, CRISPR patent pools and a GE and Nokia partnership

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Fintech patenting stokes financial services FTO and litigation fears

Banks and other financial services businesses are worried about freedom-to-operate and patent litigation problems emerging as they and high-tech companies invest in similar fintech solutions. Read more...

In-house counsel reveal how they protect trade secrets

Cross-industry sources give advice on how best to protect their trade secrets from competitors with the use of contract agreements and training. Read more...

CRISPR patent pools unrealistic for agriculture, say industry sources

Lawyers from the agricultural sector say that in-fighting over CRISPR patents and a CJEU ruling that crops derived from this technology are genetically modified organisms make patent pools unlikely. Read more...

How GE and Nokia set up a non-telecoms licensing partnership

Juha Laurila, business development director at Nokia, tells Patent Strategy how his company plans to commercialise its non-core innovations with GE’s help, why such a partnership is beneficial and how the venture might be the first of many to come. Read more...


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