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Trending topics of 2020: Tiger King – Murder, mayhem, mullets… and trade mark law

In this series, our IP experts will reflect on some of Google’s top trending topics throughout the unprecedented year of 2020 Our first article, written by trade mark associate Robin Richardson, read more…

Big boost for UK automotive battery technology

In recent news, Japanese car maker Nissan has confirmed that it will localise manufacture of its 62kWh battery at its plant in Sunderland This comes as a welcome boost to UK businesses involved in read more…

2021 IP trends to keep an eye on

In this feature by Lawyer Monthly, partners Andrew White and Chris Hamer provide their thoughts on the patent trends to look out for in 2021 Artificial intelligence – Andrew White As with read more…

Unified Patent Court faces further delays

At the end of 2020 the German parliament passed (for the second time) the legislation necessary for Germany to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) This followed a ruling earlier in 2020 read more…

Three Mathys & Squire partners named leading IP strategists in IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders list

Mathys & Squire partners Anna Gregson, Dani Kramer and Martin MacLean have been featured in the inaugural IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide The guide shines a light on specialists from read more…

The recipe for success: a platter of IP rights to protect your food and drink products

There is a range of IP options available to manufacturers looking to protect their treasured recipes, whether through copyright, a trade secret or a patent, but how do you know if your tasty treat read more…

Mathys & Squire recognised in JUVE Patent UK rankings 2021 for leading reputation in patent filing

Mathys & Squire is delighted to have been recognised in JUVE Patent’s UK rankings 2021 Now in its second year, the guide brings together UK patent practices, solicitors and barristers with read more…

Shenzhen Intermediate Court makes unprecedented decision to set global SEP rates

Just two months after the UK Supreme Court’s decision (as reported here) which held that a UK court has the jurisdiction to set global SEP rates, the Shenzhen Intermediate Court made the first read more…

EPO Board of Appeal provides guidance on the sufficiency requirements for second medical use claims

The EPO’s Technical Board of Appeal 3301 in recent decision T421/14 (and related decision T799/16) has provided guidance on when the requirements of sufficiency are met for claims directed to a read more…

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 read more…