Santen (C-673/18): CJEU takes a restrictive view on “first authorisation” for new therapeutic applications

14 August 2020
In July 2020, the CJEU handed down its eagerly anticipated decision concerning the question of whether applicants can be granted…
Sophie Slater
Sophie Slater
Associate, Patent Attorney
Santen (C-673/18): CJEU takes a restrictive view on “first authorisation” for new therapeutic applications

Coronavirus: IP offices in Europe – changed practice

30 July 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

UK withdraws its ratification of the Unified Patent Court

21 July 2020
In a move which appears to run counter to the German Government’s intention to bring the Unified Patent Court (UPC)…
Jonathan DeVile
Jonathan DeVile
Partner, Patent Attorney
UK withdraws its ratification of the Unified Patent Court

WIPO PROOF: a new tool to safeguard your IP

17 July 2020
On 27 May 2020 the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launched a new digital notarisation tool which allows users to…
Yvonne Stone Stefanie Koroll
Yvonne Stone & Stefanie Koroll
Associate, Rechtsanwältin, Trade Mark and Design Specialist
WIPO PROOF: a new tool to safeguard your IP

Goodbye Neurim: CJEU decides only the first authorisation will do for an SPC

09 July 2020
In an eagerly awaited decision (Santen, C-673/18), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has today ruled that…
Garreth Duncan
Garreth Duncan
Partner, Patent Attorney
Goodbye Neurim: CJEU decides only the first authorisation will do for an SPC

The space IP race: protection and enforcement of your orbiting assets

02 July 2020
At 3:22 pm on 30 May 2020, from the same Florida launchpad that once served the Apollo missions and the…
Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson
Partner, Patent Attorney
The space IP race: protection and enforcement of your orbiting assets

G 3/19: plants produced by essentially biological processes are excluded from patentability

29 June 2020
The Enlarged Board of Appeal has handed down its decision regarding the allowability of product and product-by-process claims in which…
Emma Hamilton Tom Pagdin
Emma Hamilton & Tom Pagdin
Associate, Patent Attorney, Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
G 3/19: plants produced by essentially biological processes are excluded from patentability

Digital documents and signatures in European patent practice

29 June 2020
With large numbers of patent attorneys and clients working remotely across the globe, the ability to substitute handwritten signatures and…
Laura Jennings
Laura Jennings
Associate, Patent Attorney
Digital documents and signatures in European patent practice

Remote working: we’re EPO VICO ready!

29 June 2020
Building on our experience with video conference oral proceedings, we are able to confirm that following extensive testing with the…
Anthony Albutt
Anthony Albutt
Partner, Patent Attorney
Remote working: we’re EPO VICO ready!

Please specify me! CJEU tightens the net on SPC eligibility

29 June 2020
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has once again tightened the criteria on what types of patents…
Garreth Duncan
Garreth Duncan
Partner, Patent Attorney
Please specify me! CJEU tightens the net on SPC eligibility

Unified Patent Court and unitary patent: end of the road or just another bump?

29 June 2020
At the end of March 2020, EPO President Campinos pronounced strong support for the statement by the German Minister of…
Jonathan DeVile
Jonathan DeVile
Partner, Patent Attorney
Unified Patent Court and unitary patent: end of the road or just another bump?

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