IPO issues white paper on “Diversity in the European Innovation Industry and IP Profession”

27 April 2022
The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) has recently issued a white paper relating to diversity in the European innovation industry…
Jennifer O'Farrell
Jennifer O'Farrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
IPO issues white paper on “Diversity in the European Innovation Industry and IP Profession”

Missing elements – racial and ethnic inequalities in the chemical sciences

27 April 2022
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) recently published a report which provides undisputed evidence that racial and ethnic inequalities are…
Zöe Clyde-Watson
Zöe Clyde-Watson
Partner, Patent Attorney
Missing elements – racial and ethnic inequalities in the chemical sciences

Rules on UPC representation confirmed

25 March 2022
Following the inaugural meeting of the Unified Patent Court's Administrative Committee on 22 February 2022, the approved Rules on the…
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
Rules on UPC representation confirmed

Can we finally advance? CJEU asked once again to consider SPC eligibility of patents for combination products

14 March 2022
The Irish Supreme Court has referred a number of questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)…
Garreth Duncan
Garreth Duncan
Partner, Patent Attorney
Can we finally advance? CJEU asked once again to consider SPC eligibility of patents for combination products

Countdown to the UPC: as launch preparations begin we answer your opt-out questions

28 February 2022
Following news on the 18 January 2022 that Austria has deposited the instrument of ratification for the Protocol to the…
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
Countdown to the UPC: as launch preparations begin we answer your opt-out questions

EPO supporting early uptake of the unitary patent

24 January 2022
Following the deposit by Austria of its instrument of ratification for the Protocol to the Agreement of a Unified Patent…
Rachel Bateman Catherine Keetch
Rachel Bateman & Catherine Keetch
Partner, Patent Attorney, Partner, Patent Attorney
EPO supporting early uptake of the unitary patent

UPC Provisional Application Period (PAP) commences

19 January 2022
Following news on the 18 January 2022 that Austria has deposited the instrument of ratification for the Protocol to the…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse Rachel Bateman
Hanns-Juergen Grosse & Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney, Partner, Patent Attorney
UPC Provisional Application Period (PAP) commences

Austria completes ratification for the Protocol to the UPCA, enabling start of UPC provisional application period

19 January 2022
On 18 January 2022, Austria deposited the instrument of ratification for the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
Austria completes ratification for the Protocol to the UPCA, enabling start of UPC provisional application period

UP & UPC: latest update as Austria progresses towards ratification of PAP

13 December 2021
This is a complex and ever-evolving area of patent law that our UP and UPC experts continue to monitor. We…
Alice Stuart-Grumbar Rachel Bateman
Alice Stuart-Grumbar & Rachel Bateman
Associate, Patent Attorney, Partner, Patent Attorney
UP & UPC: latest update as Austria progresses towards ratification of PAP

Unified Patent Court comes closer as Austria progresses towards ratification of PAP

02 December 2021
After the Austrian Parliament unanimously passed the government bill on 19 November 2021 ratifying the Protocol to the Agreement on…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
Unified Patent Court comes closer as Austria progresses towards ratification of PAP

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)

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