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Latest developments on the unitary patent system

Background The efforts to create a unified patent system in Europe are now well advanced The agreement on a unified European Patent Court has been coordinated at European level and is now read more…

Volte-face: EPO’s G3/19 decision

In this article for Intellectual Property Magazine, Mathys & Squire associate Alexander Robinson analyses the implications of the EPO’s high-profile plant and animal ruling reversal In a read more…

EPO’s Enlarged Board hearing G 1/19 – patentability of computer simulation inventions

Today (15 July 2020) saw the hearing of the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal in G 1/19 – only the second such hearing ever relating to Computer Implemented Inventions (CIIs) at the EPO  While the read more…

EPO’s G3/19 decision: no turning back?

The EPO’s May 2020 decision in G3/19, on the patentability of certain plants, was among the most controversial in the office’s history In this article for Life Sciences Intellectual Property read more…

CJEU restricts SPCs for new uses of previously authorised products

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the EU’s highest court, has issued its decision in case C-673/18 (Santen) The ruling relates to the interpretation of Article 3(d) of the SPC read more…

SEPs and FRAND terms in Europe – is Germany moving towards the approach taken in the UK?

The German Federal Court of Justice (the Supreme Court) recently issued its written decision in the ongoing dispute between Sisvel v Haier (KZR 36/17)  Sisvel manages an LTE and LTE-A (4G) read more…

Regeneron v Kymab: Supreme Court reins in Regeneron patents (the mice bite back)

An updated version of this article – which was published in the October 2020 (Volume 12, Issue 13) of the IPI Journal – is available here The Supreme Court judgment (24 June 2020) sends a read more…

Financial Times recommends Mathys & Squire in 2020 edition of Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms report

For a second year, Mathys & Squire has been ranked as a leading European patent firm as part of the Financial Times’ report: Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2020 Based on read more…

CJEU rules that technical designs may be eligible for copyright protection

The CJEU has ruled that the shape of technical designs may be eligible for copyright protection, even if the shape is partially dictated by technical function This ruling, issued on 11 June 2020, read more…

IAM Patent 1000 recommends Mathys & Squire in its latest directory for leading patent professionals

The 2020 edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals has been launched and Mathys & Squire is delighted to feature as a recommended firm once again In addition to our read more…