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Guidance on examining patent applications relating to artificial intelligence inventions in the UK

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) released a guidance note for the examination of patent applications relating to artificial intelligence (AI) inventions The UKIPO has confirmed that read more…

The role of IP in assisting the economic recovery – Case study 3: Transport

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Mathys & Squire celebrates ‘world-class IP strategists’ in latest IAM Strategy 300 directory

Mathys & Squire is delighted to share the news that our Partners have been featured in the latest edition of IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists Anna Gregson, Dani Kramer and read more…

Almost 5,000 drone patents granted last year – a 39% increase

Data and commentary provided by Mathys & Squire has featured in articles by The Manufacturer and The Patent Lawyer, providing an update on the rapid growth in drone patents that have been read more…

J 8/20: EPO’s Board of Appeal provides written decision and reasons reconfirming AI cannot be named as inventor on European patent applications

In the latest update on the artificial intelligence (AI) inventorship saga, the legal Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office has now provided their written decision and reasons for dismissal read more…

T 2627/17: Divergent outcomes for first and second medical use claims under Article 83 EPC

This recent decision by the European Patent Office (EPO) Boards of Appeal (T 2627/17) highlighted the way in which the ‘sufficiency of disclosure’ requirements under Article 83 EPC can lead to read more…

China sets new targets for high-value patents in ambitious five-year plan

According to the WIPO Statistics Database, in 2020, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) received 15 million patent applications, accounting for 457% of the world’s read more…

Industries who have experienced challenges during the covid-19 crisis and the role that IP has played – Case study: Manufacturing

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T 2612/19: Essential (but unspecified) method steps must be considered when assessing Article 53(c) EPC

A recent decision by the Boards of Appeal at the European Patent Office (EPO) looks at the exceptions to patentability under Article 53(c) EPC, and how they apply to method claims which do not read more…

The Unitary Patent: Possible options ahead of the EPO’s transitional measures

Although the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is anticipated to open its doors around March 2023 and European patent holders and applicants are busy reviewing their European patent portfolios to decide read more…