Using innovation in mitigation against the newly announced UK Corporation Tax rise to 25%

05 March 2021
The UK Government has announced that for companies with profits exceeding £250,000 per year, the level of UK Corporation Tax…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
Using innovation in mitigation against the newly announced UK Corporation Tax rise to 25%

UK R&D tax credit scheme consultation - have your say!

03 March 2021
Building on a previous consultation relating to the R&D tax credit scheme last year, the UK Government has now released…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
UK R&D tax credit scheme consultation - have your say!

Overview of the revised EPO Guidelines for Examination

02 March 2021
The latest version of the Guidelines for Examination by the European Patent Office came into force on 01 March 2021.…
Lindsay Pike
Lindsay Pike
Technical Assistant
Overview of the revised EPO Guidelines for Examination

EPC changes regarding inventors

02 March 2021
A minor change is being made to the EPC regarding inventors (Rule 19 EPC and 143 EPC); in particular, the…
Alan Boyd
Alan Boyd
Partner, Patent Attorney
EPC changes regarding inventors

5G: unlocking innovation with ultra-reliable low-latency communication

25 February 2021
As its name suggests, the fifth generation (5G) of telecommunications standards for broadband cellular networks represents an enhancement over fourth…
Jonathan DeVile Sean McCann
Jonathan DeVile & Sean McCann
Partner, Patent Attorney, Technical Assistant
5G: unlocking innovation with ultra-reliable low-latency communication

Priority right - prove it or lose it

25 February 2021
In a recent appeal decision (T 407/15), an application was refused as obvious after the applicant failed to prove it…
Laura Jennings
Laura Jennings
Associate, Patent Attorney
Priority right - prove it or lose it

5G networking: non-public networks & network slicing

25 February 2021
A significant aspect of fifth-generation (5G) networking is its support for the internet of things (IOT). The IOT broadly refers…
Samuel Keyes Darren Lewis
Samuel Keyes & Darren Lewis
Technical Assistant, Partner, Patent Attorney
5G networking: non-public networks & network slicing

Appeal fees: correcting incorrect appeal fee payments

25 February 2021
At the European Patent Office (EPO) the appeal process is usually the last chance to have arguments considered. However, the…
Alan Boyd
Alan Boyd
Partner, Patent Attorney
Appeal fees: correcting incorrect appeal fee payments

Timing is everything: late-filed amendments affecting procedural economy

25 February 2021
It has become increasingly challenging for parties to have new requests, facts, evidence and/or objections admitted into appeal proceedings; more…
Stephanie Wroe
Stephanie Wroe
Associate, Patent Attorney
Timing is everything: late-filed amendments affecting procedural economy

German ratification of UPC on hold

13 January 2021
German ratification of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is on hold.
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
German ratification of UPC on hold

IPEC considers post-sale confusion and passing off

13 January 2021
The UK’s Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in Freddy SPA v Hugz Clothing Ltd & ors [2020] EWHC 3032 (IPEC) has…
Jake Hayes
Jake Hayes
Senior Associate, Solicitor
IPEC considers post-sale confusion and passing off

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