Unified Patent Court & unitary patents on the horizon for 2022?

27 November 2020
The draft legislation required for Germany to ratify the UPCA and the Protocol on Provisional Application has been before the…
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
Unified Patent Court & unitary patents on the horizon for 2022?

Battery technology

13 November 2020
Climate change is a critical issue which has attracted significant global attention and which poses a serious threat to society.…
Simon Schofield
Simon Schofield
Technical Assistant
Battery technology

Coronavirus: IP offices in Europe – changed practice

11 November 2020
As a response to the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, intellectual property offices in Europe have implemented special measures to…
Coronavirus: IP offices in Europe – changed practice

Novartis C-354/19: request for CJEU ruling withdrawn

02 November 2020
The Swedish Patent and Market Court has recently withdrawn its request for a ruling by the CJEU on the issue…
Sophie Slater
Sophie Slater
Associate, Patent Attorney
Novartis C-354/19: request for CJEU ruling withdrawn

Practical considerations for patenting AI

26 October 2020
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have become increasingly prominent in recent years, providing innovations used across a wide range…
Robbie Berryman
Robbie Berryman
Partner, Patent Attorney
Practical considerations for patenting AI

EPO examination reports: “will be refused” a substantial procedural violation?

26 October 2020
It can be frustrating for applicants to feel arguments and evidence is not being considered by an examiner during the…
Stephanie Wroe
Stephanie Wroe
Associate, Patent Attorney
EPO examination reports: “will be refused” a substantial procedural violation?

Unwired Planet and Conversant: UK courts may set global FRAND terms

26 October 2020
In an earlier article, we provided a summary of the main findings of the UK Supreme Court in appeals related…
David Hole
David Hole
Technical Assistant
Unwired Planet and Conversant: UK courts may set global FRAND terms

Doctrine of equivalents - the validity-infringement gap

26 October 2020
In 2017 a doctrine of equivalents was unexpectedly introduced into the UK in Actavis UK Ltd and others v Eli…
Jennifer O'Farrell
Jennifer O'Farrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
Doctrine of equivalents - the validity-infringement gap

Contactless payment: High Court Lenovo case clarifies UK patentability

26 October 2020
The contactless payment market is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years to reach US $20 billion by…
Simon Schofield
Simon Schofield
Technical Assistant
Contactless payment: High Court Lenovo case clarifies UK patentability

EPO oral proceedings by video conference: what to expect and how to prepare

26 October 2020
Facing up to the challenges that social distancing and travel restriction bring the European Patent Office (EPO), like many organisations…
Rachel Bateman David Meldrum
Rachel Bateman & David Meldrum
Partner, Patent Attorney, Partner, Patent Attorney
EPO oral proceedings by video conference: what to expect and how to prepare

UK High Court: Merck Sharpe & Dohme v Wyeth

23 October 2020
Common general knowledge is instrumental in the UK High Court’s revocation of Wyeth’s UK vaccine formulation patent, whilst narrow claim…
Jennifer O'Farrell
Jennifer O'Farrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
UK High Court: Merck Sharpe & Dohme v Wyeth

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