New filing strategy opportunities as Germany softens prohibition of double patenting

06 Juli 2022
Germany has amended its double patenting regulations allowing applicants to prepare for the impact of the unitary patent and Unified…
Mathias Smolarski Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Mathias Smolarski & Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Patent Attorney (Europe and Germany), Partner, Patent Attorney
New filing strategy opportunities as Germany softens prohibition of double patenting

T 288/19: assessing inventive step - the business person and the skilled person

28 Juni 2022
In a recent decision by the Board of Appeal, the Board of Appeal considered the relationship between a notional business…
Simon Schofield
Simon Schofield
Technical Assistant
T 288/19: assessing inventive step - the business person and the skilled person

New sequence listing standard ST.26: practical advice for European divisional applications

27 Juni 2022
Where a patent application discloses nucleotide or amino acid sequences, a formal sequence listing must be filed, to provide the…
Gemma Seabright Nathaniel Wand
Gemma Seabright & Nathaniel Wand
Technical Assistant, Patent Attorney
New sequence listing standard ST.26: practical advice for European divisional applications

Rule 56a EPC: correction of erroneously filed parts of a patent application

27 Juni 2022
European patent law currently provides applicants with a limited window following the filing date of a patent application to file…
Khalil Davis
Khalil Davis
Technical Assistant
Rule 56a EPC: correction of erroneously filed parts of a patent application

EPO description amendments: the saga continues

27 Juni 2022
There was a collective sigh of relief from many European Patent Office (EPO) users when, towards the end of 2021,…
Arun Roy
Arun Roy
Associate, Patent Attorney
EPO description amendments: the saga continues

Online demo mode access to UP forms: EPO UP & UPC preparations

27 Juni 2022
On 16 June 2022 the European Patent Office (EPO) announced that its online filing system now offers access to unitary…
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
Online demo mode access to UP forms: EPO UP & UPC preparations

Practical routes to UK and EU design registration protection

16 Juni 2022
In the context of obtaining European design registration protection, covering the combination of the EU and the UK, there are…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
Practical routes to UK and EU design registration protection

UK Ⓓesign registration marking - time for a rethink?

08 Juni 2022
In the context of design registration protection covering the UK, various legislation exists which makes some of the remedies against…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
UK Ⓓesign registration marking - time for a rethink?

The new reality: obtaining design protection in the UK in the post-Brexit world

08 Juni 2022
The Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020, and since 01 January 2021 applicants have had to re-think how…
Paul Price
Paul Price
Associate, Patent Attorney
The new reality: obtaining design protection in the UK in the post-Brexit world

EPO pilot project for ViCo in opposition extended until 31 December 2022

27 Mai 2022
On 06 April 2022, it was announced that the President of the European Patent Office (EPO) has decided to further…
David Al-Khalili
David Al-Khalili
Associate, Patent Attorney
EPO pilot project for ViCo in opposition extended until 31 December 2022

IP litigation - what not to do! Avoidable errors in recent UK High Court design cases

27 Mai 2022
Four recent UK High Court judgments contain timely reminders of the various legal and procedural issues that may arise in…
Agnieszka Stephenson Tamsin Holman Jeremy Pennant
Agnieszka Stephenson, Tamsin Holman & Jeremy Pennant
Senior Legal Manager, Partner, Solicitor, Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
IP litigation - what not to do! Avoidable errors in recent UK High Court design cases

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