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EPO and UK Court of Appeal confirms AI cannot be named as inventor on patent applications

Update: 21 December 2021 In an update to the September 2021 Court of Appeal decision featured below, the Legal Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) has, in oral proceedings… read more…

COP26: key takeaways and the introduction of ‘Glasgow Breakthroughs’ and the Glasgow Climate Pact

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) consisted of 12 days of discussions and debates between climate activists, governmental representatives, and politicians As per the Paris… read more…

IPEC considers whether prototype testing on private property can constitute a prior disclosure

In a judgment by the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) earlier this year, [2021] EWHC 1007 (IPEC) (Claydon), an important question regarding the issue of whether testing a prototype on… read more…

Electric vehicle patents rise, fossil fuel vehicle patents fall as 2030 zero-emission deadline gets closer

Data provided by Mathys & Squire has been featured in an article published by City AM which highlights a 59% rise in global patents for electric vehicle (EV) technology filed with the World… read more…

UK Government launches a call for views on standard essential patents and innovation

The UK Government announced the start of a call for views on standard essential patents (SEPs) on 7 December 2021 In brief, the consultation is designed to seek opinions on the issues SEPs… read more…

The Unitary Patent approaches the finish line: What’s next for patent owners?

Good things come to those who wait After years of seemingly little to no progress and challenging negotiations, and with the Unitary Patent (UP) being on the verge of introduction several times, the… read more…

G 1/21: Enlarged Board considers videoconferencing inferior to in-person hearings, but not unsuitable for oral proceedings

Following the order issued on 16 July 2021, the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) has now published its full written Decision in G 1/21 The procedural objections raised throughout the earlier part of… read more…

UK Government launches intellectual property and artificial intelligence consultation

The UK Government officially launched its consultation on intellectual property (IP) and artificial intelligence (AI) on 29 October 2021, as part of the National AI Strategy (see our summary here)… read more…

IP valuation: key considerations to strengthen business transactions

Thanks to technological advancements and innovation driving change at an increasing rate, business owners are realising that intangible assets and registered rights such as intellectual property… read more…

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