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Design applications hit record high of 67,000 as Brexit prompts rush to protect design rights

Data and commentary provided by Mathys & Squire has featured in articles by World IP Review and The Patent Lawyer, providing an update on the rapid growth in design applications An extended… read more…

Supplementary protection certificates: ambiguity over the Unified Patent Court’s jurisdiction and opt-outs

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) – which is expected to launch in April 2023 – will have jurisdiction not only for patent litigation, but also for litigation involving supplementary protection… read more…

EPO confirms rule changes to support digital transformation

Following reports in October that the Administrative Council of the European Patent Office (EPO) had passed “a new package of rule changes intended to adapt the rules of the EPO to the digital… read more…

Combatting semiconductor shortages: Where does the US-China battle for chip autonomy leave Europe?

Semiconductor shortage continues to be an issue worldwide for the tech sector Even the introduction of economic packages, such as the US CHIPS and Science Act, which aims to invest $280 billion to… read more…

How are the key takeaways from COP27 likely to impact the world of IP?

The 27th United Nations Climate Change Convention (COP27) concluded on the 20th of November 2022, two days after the scheduled end of the conference A total of 14 days of discussions were held in… read more…

Unitary patent and national prior rights – wider geographical limitation of protection

The unitary effect and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) system comes with a wider aspect as to validity against national prior rights (national applications with an earlier priority date but a… read more…

Government releases the response to a call for views regarding standard essential patents

As many practitioners in the field will be aware, the rapid pace in the deployment and use of standardised wireless technologies, such as 3G, 4G and 5G cellular technologies, has seen wider… read more…

WIPO’s 2022 GII places US second, UK fourth and Germany seventh in the race to being the most innovative economy

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has officially released the 2022 Global Innovation Index (GII) The GII evaluates 132 countries, aiming to capture the position of their innovation… read more…

COP27 introduction: agenda, goals and role of IP in the green economy

The United Nations’ 27th Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) will run from 6 – 18 November 2022 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt The Conference brings… read more…

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