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Christoph Crützen is a partner in the Düsseldorf office of Mayer Brown’s Intellectual Property practice. He advises on intellectual property rights, advertising and competition law and has extensive experience in trademark, patent and unfair competition law proceedings.

He focuses his practice on patent and technology related matters in contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters. He regularly represents clients before German national courts and European institutions.

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The European Commission’s proposal to establish a European Health Data Space (“EHDS”) aims to improve access by individuals to their health data (primary use) and facilitate the re-use of health data for societal good across the European Union (secondary use).

While the draft EHDS regulation might easily get lost in an alphabet of

On the 9 January 2020, the UK Parliament voted- by a majority of 99 – in favour of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill, effectively paving the way for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union on the 31 January 2020.

Almost four years on from the 2016 referendum, the United Kingdom

Ongoing public consultations from the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the UK Information Commissioner’s Office demonstrate a focus by intellectual property policymakers on better understanding issues posed by artificial intelligence.

In this alert we outline some key issues in relation to copyright ownership in AI-generated works and inventorship and ownership challenges for patent protection in