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EU Commission sets out new intellectual property action plan affecting SEPs, patent pooling and EU design protection

Today, 25 November 2020, the EU Commission published a new intellectual property action plan  The action plan, touted as “an intellectual property action plan to support the EU’s recovery and read more…

EPO videostars: videoconferencing made mandatory for most oral proceedings

The EPO has long offered the option of holding Examining Division Oral Proceedings via videoconference, well before the disruptions caused by Covid-19 this year As a firm, Mathys & Squire has read more…

Mathys & Squire expands trade mark capability with new appointment

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Richardson as associate to our trade mark practice, bringing the team headcount to a record high of 13 (made up of attorneys and paralegals), read more…

Priority and the ‘same applicant’ test: EPO maintains status quo

The EPO Board of Appeal has now issued its written decision in T 844/18 confirming the revocation of EP-B-2771468, an important CRISPR patent belonging to the Broad Institute, MIT and Harvard The read more…

OLG Munich stops LG München’s temporary injunction: A further update on the Nokia and Lenovo case

As covered in our previous article (read the summary here), in September 2020 the LG München I (District Court of Munich I) decided in favour of Nokia in a preliminary injunction against Lenovo, in read more…

Nokia stops Lenovo in Germany: Preliminary injunction of the LG München I enforced

Towards the end of September 2020, the LG München I (District Court of Munich I) decided in favour of Nokia on a preliminary injunction against Lenovo The subject matter was an SEP case relating to read more…

Regeneron v Kymab: Transgenic mice claims found insufficient

In this article, which was published in Volume 12, Issue 13 of the International Pharmaceutical Industry (IPI) Journal, Mathys & Squire partner Martin MacLean and associate Andrea Hadfield read more…

Mathys & Squire client Poseidon Plastics secures UKRI grant to fund waste PET recycling facility

We are delighted to share the news of our client, Poseidon Plastics, which has been awarded a £26 million grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the national science and research funding read more…

How does the examination of AI and blockchain inventions in China compare to that at the European Patent Office?

On the last day of 2019, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) announced the latest amended guidelines for patent examination effective on 1 February 2020 This amendment read more…

Klinsmann eats Panini for breakfast – EUIPO Board of Appeal reverses Opposition Division’s earlier decision

In its recent decision, the EUIPO Fourth Board of Appeal overturned the Opposition Division’s earlier decision in opposition proceedings concerning ex-professional footballer Jürgen Klinsmann and read more…