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Novartis C-354/19: request for CJEU ruling withdrawn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The Swedish Patent and Market Court has recently withdrawn its request for a ruling by the CJEU on the issue…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Novartis C-354/19: request for CJEU ruling withdrawn

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!

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

WIPO alert: requests for payment of fees

29 June 2020
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently alerted PCT applicants and agents to a new scam where rogue invitations…
WIPO alert: requests for payment of fees

Is the fog finally clearing? Truvada SPC invalidation confirmed by Court of Appeal

14 February 2020
The UK Court of Appeal recently dismissed Gilead Sciences’ appeal of the Patents Court’s decision to invalidate the SPC for…
Garreth Duncan
Garreth Duncan
Partner, Patent Attorney
Is the fog finally clearing? Truvada SPC invalidation confirmed by Court of Appeal

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