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UK government’s new digital strategy aiming to position UK as a global science and tech superpower

As part of an overall strategy to strengthen the UK’s position as a “global science and tech superpower”, the UK government have recently released a policy paper focusing on their digital read more…

Synthetic biologists – the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is now open!

Innovate UK has now opened a DASA competition to support proposals which use synthetic biology to overcome challenges in the defence and security sectors The total funding available for the whole read more…

Patenting race to protect e-waste recycling technologies

According to the United Nations’ Global e-waste monitor, e-waste is the world’s fastest-growing domestic waste stream The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Forum recently estimated the read more…

The role of IP in assisting the economic recovery – case study: software and cyber security companies evolving products to suit the new norm

(C) Naomi Korn Associates & Mathys & Squire 2022 Some Rights Reserved These case studies are licensed for reuse under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike read more…

Fashion in the metaverse: virtual clothing trade marks jump by a third to 2,146 in past year

Data provided by Mathys & Squire has featured in an article by City AM and the Scotsman highlighting a surge in fashion trade marks in the metaverse An extended version of the release is read more…

J 5/19: Correction of error in withdrawing an application

“Protecting the expectations of third parties rather than sanctioning the applicant for its negligence is the primary consideration” – re-dating the withdrawal of an application in order to read more…

European Commission launches public consultation on genetically engineered plants

The European Commission has opened a public consultation on legislation relating to plants produced by certain genomic techniques The consultation is open for submissions until midnight (CET) on the read more…

EPO decision T 2963/19: A reasonable expectation of success

The European Patent Office (EPO) has a growing body of case law relating to the significance of clinical trial protocols when assessing novelty and inventive step The latest in this line of read more…

Number of UK trade mark disputes more than doubles to record high as Brexit triggers intellectual property battles

Data provided by Mathys & Squire has featured in an article by The Times, Tech Register, World Intellectual Property Review, Institute of Export and International Trade and City read more…

European Patent Office proposes to abolish the ’10-day rule’

Users of the European patent system will be familiar with the European Patent Office’s (EPO) ’10-day rule’ This is a legal fiction under which official communications from the EPO are normally read more…