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EPO Enlarged Board issues order in G 1/21

By a press release earlier today, the Enlarged Board announced its decision on the compatibility of oral proceedings by videoconference with the rights of parties under Article 116 EPC, where not read more…

Federal Constitutional Court clears the way for the UPC

Following delays throughout 2020 (see previous article here), on Friday 9 July 2021, the Federal Constitutional Court ruled on two urgent applications against the ratification of the Unified Patent read more…

G 1/21: EPO oral proceedings by videoconference – Enlarged Board rejects further objections of suspected partiality

The widely anticipated European Patent Office (EPO) decision in case G 1/21 has been delayed thus far by ongoing discussions in relation to partiality of the members of the Enlarged Board of Appeal, read more…

Nine Mathys & Squire attorneys recommended in latest IAM Patent 1000 directory

Mathys & Squire is delighted to be ranked in the 2021 edition of the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals directory – the ‘go-to’ guide identifying ‘top patent professionals read more…

EPO confirms prohibition on double patenting – but leaves questions outstanding

Last week the European Patent Office (EPO)’s Enlarged Board of Appeal gave its decision in case G 4/19, in which it had been asked to clarify whether or not double patenting is excluded under the read more…

CITMA report shows record surge in UK trade mark applications in 2021

The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) recently reported that over 70,000 UK trade mark applications have been filed this year (between January and April 2021), compared to just read more…

Mathys & Squire features as one of Europe’s leading patent law firms in the Financial Times 2021 survey

Mathys & Squire has been ranked as a leading European patent firm by the Financial Times (FT) for the third year since the inception of Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms report The list is read more…

Managing IP ranks Mathys & Squire attorneys as IP STARS in 2021 guide

The 2021 edition of Managing IP’s IP STARS directory, providing independent research, rankings and analysis across 151 jurisdictions, 1,645 firms and 7,000 practitioners, has now been launched read more…

Extending protection: Patent strategies for pharmaceutical products at the EPO

In this article for Intellectual Property Magazine, Mathys & Squire partner Juliet Redhouse and technical assistant Angela Stephen examine the different strategies for lengthening patent read more…

Filing an opposition as a straw man: the pros and cons

European patents can be opposed by ‘any person’ within nine months of the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent in the European Patent Bulletin The phrase ‘any read more…