Intermediate generalisation (added matter) at the EPO

In this webinar, partners Michael Stott and Posy Drywood discuss how and why objections over intermediate generalisation arise, the arguments that are most likely to be effective when faced with them, and drafting tips and tricks that can help avoid them altogether.

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Balancing clinical trial disclosures with sufficiency and inventive step requirements

In this webinar, Mathys & Squire partners Stephen Garner and Anna Gregson explore the impact of clinical trials on the assessment of sufficiency and inventive step, while exploring recent EPO case law.

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Patent drafting for success in Europe

The European Patent Office’s strict approach to the assessment of written basis can be a potential minefield for applicants looking to amend around prior art. Partners Martin MacLean and David Hobson provide their tips and tricks to build into your drafting practice to safeguard against common pitfalls.

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AI in life sciences – patenting dos and don’ts

In this webinar, attorneys Jeremy Smith and Alexander Robinson take a look at the European Patent Office’s approach to the developing field AI in life sciences, including an overview of the fundamentals of AI together with case studies highlighting important issues for life sciences AI inventions in particular.

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Changes to the EPO Guidelines on description amendments

A new 2021 edition of the EPO Guidelines for Examination will come into effect in March 2021, with significant revisions regarding the requirement to amend the description for conformity with the claims expected. In this webinar, partners Hazel Ford and Andrew White discuss the potential implications of these changes.

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Dealing with third party patents in Europe

In this webinar, partners Sean Leach, Andrew White and Juliet Redhouse discuss some of the relatively under-used and cost-effective options available to practitioners in challenging third party patents and patent applications both pre- and post-grant.

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Standard Essential Patents in Europe

In this webinar, Mathys & Squire partners Andreas Wietzke and Andrew White are joined by IP specialist barrister Edward Cronan from Hogarth Chambers to discuss recent Standard Essential Patent (SEP) litigation cases in Europe.

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Plausibility at the EPO – exploring the legacy of dasatinib

Our presenters, Stephen Garner and Anna Gregson, discuss how EPO case law has developed since revocation of the dasatinib patent in 2017, and explore how innovators should adjust their filing and drafting strategy in light of the EPO’s post-dasatinib approach to plausibility.

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A practical guide to IP fundamentals

This webinar explores the different types of IP, including how to protect the value in your brands, confidentiality, NDAs and ownership, as well as how patents and registered designs are used in practice. Our presenters, Sam Giles and Harry Rowe, using a range of commercial case studies, illustrate the importance of IP to a business.

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IP for the manufacturing and automotive age of change

Now more than ever, businesses need to be resilient and plan for their future. Businesses must ensure that their IP strategy is aligned with their commercial goals, both to maximise profitability and to mitigate risk. This joint webinar with Hyperdrive, the NEAA and Mathys & Squire partners Sean Leach and Andrew White, explores how to do this in practice.

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