Progressing towards the start of the UPC (without the UK)

04 November 2021
At a meeting on 27 October 2021 the Unified Patent Court Preparatory Committee met in Luxembourg and reviewed progress and…
Jonathan DeVile
Jonathan DeVile
Partner, Patent Attorney
Progressing towards the start of the UPC (without the UK)

European Commission to launch SEP framework public consultation Q3 2021

29 July 2021
In a recent announcement, the European Commission has set out a roadmap for establishing a new framework for standard essential…
Jonathan DeVile
Jonathan DeVile
Partner, Patent Attorney
European Commission to launch SEP framework public consultation Q3 2021

UKIPO corporate plan 2021-2022 - creating a world-leading IP environment

29 June 2021
On Thursday 20 May 2021, the UK Intellectual Property Office announced its corporate plan for 2021-2022. The plan outlines how…
UKIPO corporate plan 2021-2022 - creating a world-leading IP environment

UK Government launches consultation on exhaustion of IP rights

10 June 2021
In the European Economic Area (EEA), namely the member states of the European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, IP…
Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Partner, Solicitor
UK Government launches consultation on exhaustion of IP rights

Launch of the UKIPO One IPO transformation programme

26 April 2021
On Friday 22 April the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) launched its One IPO transformation programme. The One IPO programme…
Launch of the UKIPO One IPO transformation programme

EPO sets G1/21 ViCo oral proceedings for 28 May 2021

19 March 2021
In T1807/15 for EP04758381.0 / EP1609239, the Technical Board of Appeal referred, in an interlocutory decision of 12 March 2021,…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
EPO sets G1/21 ViCo oral proceedings for 28 May 2021

EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal issues decision G1/19 (simulations)

11 March 2021
Hot off the press: The EPO has issued a decision on G1/19, which relates to the question of inventive step…
Alan Boyd
Alan Boyd
Partner, Patent Attorney
EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal issues decision G1/19 (simulations)

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!

For whose eyes only? Disclosure of confidential information in FRAND cases

21 December 2020
A standard essential patent (SEP) is a patent with claims that cover an aspect of a technical standard, such that…
Patrick Scott
Patrick Scott
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
For whose eyes only? Disclosure of confidential information in FRAND cases

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

Supreme Court confirms English courts able to set global FRAND terms

18 September 2020
In a combined appeal involving Unwired Planet, Conversant, Huawei, and ZTE, the UK Supreme Court has affirmed the English Patents…
Supreme Court confirms English courts able to set global FRAND terms

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