Trade marks: survey evidence

17 January 2018
In England, obtaining permission to adduce survey evidence in support of a trade mark or passing off claim can be problematic. In Glaxo Wellcome UK...
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Trade marks: survey evidence

Guidance on the therapeutic methods exclusion

15 January 2018
The therapeutic methods exclusion is often problematic to navigate. In T 0699/12, the Technical Board of Appeal (TBA) of the European Patent Office has provided...
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Guidance on the therapeutic methods exclusion

New UK patent fees due in April 2018

11 January 2018
The UK government launched a consultation on increases and changes to patent fees in April 2017, and has now proposed changes to patent fees and...
Doug Ealey
Doug Ealey
Partner, Patent Attorney
New UK patent fees due in April 2018

The exercise of discretion to extend UKIPO deadlines

11 January 2018
Adherence to deadlines and the intellectual property office’s exercise of discretion to extend those deadlines is a core issue for every patent attorney. In BL...
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
The exercise of discretion to extend UKIPO deadlines

Actavis v Eli Lilly: Ripples

10 January 2018
The ripples of the UK Supreme Court’s decision in Actavis v Eli Lilly continue to be seen in UK jurisprudence. In BL 0/664/17 Ajit Lalvani...
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Actavis v Eli Lilly: Ripples

Acacia v Pneusgarda: right to repair & Community designs

09 January 2018
The relationship between the need to repair an item and the intellectual property rights vested in that item is a vexed one, particularly as the...
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Acacia v Pneusgarda: right to repair & Community designs

UEFA v BT: ISP blocking injunctions

08 January 2018
​In the UK, internet service provider blocking injunctions have become increasingly common. In UEFA v BT & Others, the English High Court has again granted...
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
UEFA v BT: ISP blocking injunctions

T 1201/14: Article 87(1) EPC takes priority

14 December 2017
This case emphasises the importance of ensuring that any transfers during the priority year are executed correctly and evidenced appropriately.
Feng Rao
Feng Rao
Technical Assistant
T 1201/14: Article 87(1) EPC takes priority

Generics (Mylan) & Anor v Yeda: sufficiency and the extent of the doctrine of equivalence

14 December 2017
The ongoing dispute regarding patents relating to Teva’s multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone® was the subject of a judgment of Mr Justice Arnold in the High...
Neil Nachshen
Neil Nachshen
Partner, Patent Attorney
Generics (Mylan) & Anor v Yeda: sufficiency and the extent of the doctrine of equivalence

Updated EPO Guidelines for Examination

14 December 2017
The European Patent Office (EPO) has issued a new version of its Guidelines for Examination. These guidelines, which came into force on 01 November 2017...
Andrew Cockerell
Andrew Cockerell
Technical Assistant
Updated EPO Guidelines for Examination

Free chemical structure searching in patent documents

14 December 2017
​Patent applications and granted patents provide a rich source of chemical information which can be searched using a variety of strategies including searching by keywords...
Joanne Jennings
Joanne Jennings
Senior Technical Searcher
Free chemical structure searching in patent documents

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