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European Commission Sets Out Vision on Standard Essential Patents

POSTED 22 January 2018
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Guidance on the allowability of undisclosed disclaimers

In the recent decision, the Enlarged Board of Appeal at the EPO provided clarification as to the test to be applied when examining the allowability, according to Article 123(2) EPC, of a claim that has been amended to include an undisclosed disclaimer.

POSTED 18 January 2018
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New Official Fees for UK Patent Applications in 2018

Patent application fees are going up in 2018, innovators take note. 

POSTED 8 January 2018
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Bother of invention is not cashing in

A piece for The Scotsman exploring recent case law around the rights of inventors in the workplace

POSTED 2 January 2018
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Moz the Monster v Mr Underbed

A recent spat between a former UK Children’s Laureate and retail giant John Lewis raised interesting questions around the extent of copyright protection.

POSTED 1 December 2017
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New proposals from the EPO on Deferral of Examination

POSTED 24 November 2017
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Accelerated Examination for Cancer Treatments at the USPTO: Part 3

Read the latest in our series examining the USPTO's pilot programme for accelerated examination of patent applications directed to methods of treating cancer with immunotherapy. 

POSTED 15 November 2017
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Validation of European patents in Tunisia

From 1 December 2017, it will become possible to validate European patents in Tunisia.

POSTED 15 November 2017
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Actavis v Eli Lilly: Supreme Developments

Read an update on the recent decision in Actavis v. Lilly

POSTED 14 November 2017
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Changes to the patent and registered designs regime in Singapore

Singapore has updated its Patent and Registered Design laws to ensure that the regime continues to be relevant in the current climate.

POSTED 14 November 2017
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Reduced UK design fees help ease Brexit uncertainty

POSTED 6 November 2017
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A “FRAND Injunction” – UK Courts develop a new remedy

In his latest decision in the Unwired Planet v Huawei case, Mr Justice Birss has provided guidance on...

 

POSTED 2 November 2017
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Changes to the Guidelines for Examination

The Guidelines for Examination provide general instructions on the various aspects of examination of European applications and patents. A revised version of the Guidelines applies as from 1 November 2017 and a large number of changes to the Guidelines have been made. Our team examine these changes.

POSTED 2 November 2017
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BMS petitions review of decision revoking patent

POSTED 24 October 2017
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Complexities of UK Patent Law

Some of the key questions businesses need to ask – from arbitration to expert witnesses – when considering patent litigation in the UK.

POSTED 18 October 2017
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In sickness and in health

The role of the microbiome

POSTED 11 October 2017

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