Registration of transfers of rights and licences at the EPO

14 March 2024
A number of changes have come into effect in relation to the registration of transfers of rights and licenses at…
Alice Stuart-Grumbar
Alice Stuart-Grumbar
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
Registration of transfers of rights and licences at the EPO

UPC Court of Appeal decides members of public require representation to request access to documents

12 March 2024
In a recent order the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Court of Appeal has ruled that a member of the public…
Khalil Davis
Khalil Davis
Associate, Patent Attorney
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
UPC Court of Appeal decides members of public require representation to request access to documents

UPC Court of Appeal reverses first instance decision: an in-depth review and analysis

05 March 2024
On 26 February 2024 the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Court of Appeal overturned the order of the Munich Local Division,…
Andrew Cockerell
Andrew Cockerell
Partner, Patent Attorney
UPC Court of Appeal reverses first instance decision: an in-depth review and analysis

UPC: Court of Appeal overturns first instance ruling for a preliminary injunction

28 February 2024
An order from the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Court of Appeal was published 27 February 2024, overturning the decision of…
Sophie Slater
Sophie Slater
Partner, Patent Attorney
UPC: Court of Appeal overturns first instance ruling for a preliminary injunction

UPC insights: trends from the January 2024 caseload report

28 February 2024
Following the Unified Patent Court’s (UPC) inaugural report on the caseload of the Court from its commencement on 01 June…
Stephen Solomon
Stephen Solomon
Technical Assistant
Sophie Slater
Sophie Slater
Partner, Patent Attorney
UPC insights: trends from the January 2024 caseload report

UPC: Court of Appeal rules on “legal interest” required for intervention

16 February 2024
In common with many other legal jurisdictions, the Unified Patent Court (UPC) allows for third parties with an interest in…
Khalil Davis
Khalil Davis
Associate, Patent Attorney
UPC: Court of Appeal rules on “legal interest” required for intervention

4th amendment to the Chinese Implementing Regulations of the Patent Law: implications for foreign applicants

13 February 2024
The Chinese State Council issued the 4th amendment of the Chinese Implementing Amended Regulations of the Patent Law (Amended Regulations)…
Nigel Lee
Nigel Lee
Associate, Patent Attorney
4th amendment to the Chinese Implementing Regulations of the Patent Law: implications for foreign applicants

UKIPO to appeal High Court decision: are AI inventions patentable?

13 February 2024
In November 2023 the High Court, in Emotional Perception AI Ltd v Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks [2023]…
Doug Ealey
Doug Ealey
Partner, Patent Attorney
UKIPO to appeal High Court decision: are AI inventions patentable?

Security for costs at the UPC: is Brexit a factor for UK-based users?

13 February 2024
It is a well-established form of legal relief across the world; one party to a case may be ordered by…
David Al-Khalili
David Al-Khalili
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
Security for costs at the UPC: is Brexit a factor for UK-based users?

SES-imagotag v Hanshow Technology: will we see file wrapper estoppel in the UPC?

13 February 2024
The case of SES-imagotag SA v Hanshow Technology Co. Ltd et al concerns a preliminary injunction (PI), and is the…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
Sophie Slater
Sophie Slater
Partner, Patent Attorney
SES-imagotag v Hanshow Technology: will we see file wrapper estoppel in the UPC?

European Parliament proposes ban on patenting of gene edited plants and relaxation of strict GMO regulation of NGT plants

08 February 2024
On 07 February 2024, the European Parliament voted in support of a full ban on patents for all plants produced…
Emma Hamilton
Emma Hamilton
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
Jennifer O'Farrell
Jennifer O'Farrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
European Parliament proposes ban on patenting of gene edited plants and relaxation of strict GMO regulation of NGT plants

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