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Added matter in medical use claims – EPO applies greater scrutiny in T 2842/18

The European Patent Office (EPO) has a notoriously strict approach to assessing added matter according to Article 123(2) EPC In the recent decision T 2842/18, the EPO’s Technical Board of Appeal read more…

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 awarded for the development of new asymmetric catalysts

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in the field of Chemistry to both Benjamin List of the Max-Planck Institute and David WC MacMillan of Princeton University, who read more…

UK firms now paying £50,000+ ‘security bond’ to litigate in EU post-Brexit

Mathys & Squire has featured in an exclusive article published by The Telegraph, covering the introduction of so-called ‘security bonds’ of at least £50,000 for UK businesses seeking to read more…

Spotlight on COP26: The significance of innovation in tackling climate change

The United Nations’ 26th Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP26) will run from 31 October – 12 November 2021 in Glasgow The Conference brings together read more…

Enapter wins inaugural Earthshot Prize for ‘Fix Our Climate’ category

Mathys & Squire is pleased to congratulate its client, Enapter, on winning the ‘Fix Our Climate’ category at The Earthshot Prize ceremony in London on Sunday 17 October 2021 The initiative read more…

Government releases first National Artificial Intelligence Strategy to establish UK as ‘global AI superpower’

The UK government released its National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy on 22 September 2021, following guidance from the AI Council’s 2021 AI Roadmap and other related plans – the read more…

Blockchain patents – comparing the approach of patent offices

In this article for The Patent Lawyer, Mathys & Squire partner Dani Kramer and associate Dylan Morgan review the response of patent offices to blockchain filings with a particular focus on the read more…

‘Outstanding’ and ‘robust’ Mathys & Squire teams ranked in 2022 edition of The Legal 500

Mathys & Squire is pleased to be ranked in the PATMA: Patent Attorneys and PATMA: Trade Mark Attorneys categories in the latest edition of The Legal 500 – the definitive guide to the legal read more…

World Pharmacists Day 2021: IP in the pharmaceutical industry

Through years of education and hands-on experience with clients, our team of patent and trade mark attorneys have built expertise in all areas of intellectual property (IP) in the pharmaceutical read more…

Is blockchain patentable? The Australian Patent Office gives an opinion

The number of blockchain patent filings has exploded in recent years at almost every patent office, but as of yet there have been very few decisions on the patentability of blockchain above the read more…