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)

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

Special report: patents and SPCs post-Brexit – pharma’s big opportunity?

06 April 2021
The United Kingdom has become a fully independent third country to the European Union. In this 32 page special report…
Garreth Duncan Jennifer O'Farrell
Garreth Duncan & Jennifer O'Farrell
Partner, Patent Attorney, Partner, Patent Attorney
Special report: patents and SPCs post-Brexit – pharma’s big opportunity?

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

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
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
Novartis C-354/19: request for CJEU ruling withdrawn

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