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!

Coronavirus: IP offices in Europe – changed practice

08 January 2021
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

Brexit: changes to IP protection at the UK border from 01 January 2021

08 December 2020
EU national border forces can be requested to detain goods suspected of infringing your intellectual property, following a pan-EU application…
Doug Ealey Anna Reid
Doug Ealey & Anna Reid
Partner, Patent Attorney, Partner, Solicitor
Brexit: changes to IP protection at the UK border from 01 January 2021

Address for service for IP rights from 01 January 2021

27 November 2020
The UKIPO recently announced that an address for service in the UK, Gibraltar or the Channel Islands will be required…
Address for service for IP rights from 01 January 2021

Novartis C-354/19: request for CJEU ruling withdrawn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The Swedish Patent and Market Court has recently withdrawn its request for a ruling by the CJEU on the issue…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Novartis C-354/19: request for CJEU ruling withdrawn

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

Remote hearings in the UK courts – is this the virtual road ahead?

01 October 2020
Over a few short weeks during March and April 2020, the English court system was forced to reform and modernise…
Jake Hayes
Jake Hayes
Senior Associate, Solicitor
Remote hearings in the UK courts – is this the virtual road ahead?

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

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

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!

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