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Mathys & Squire celebrates four ‘world-class IP strategists’ in latest IAM Strategy 300 directory

Mathys & Squire is delighted that four individuals at the firm – partners Anna Gregson, Dani Kramer and Martin MacLean, and principal consultant for Mathys & Squire Consulting, Anthony read more…

Mathys & Squire appoints first COO

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mathys & Squire’s first Chief Operating Officer (COO) in our 111-year history The management board has created the COO role to be responsible for read more…

Australian Federal Court says an AI can be the inventor

In this article for The Patent Lawyer, partner Jeremy Smith provides an update to his earlier comments regarding the South African patent office issuing the world’s first patent for an invention read more…

EPO decision T 96/20: Does this raise the inventive step bar for medical use inventions?

The recent decision by the European Patent Office (EPO)’s Technical Board of Appeal 3304 in T 96/20 appears, at first glance, to have raised the bar for acknowledging the inventive step of medical read more…

South Africa issues world’s first patent naming AI as inventor

In this article written by Intellectual Property Magazine, Mathys & Squire partner Jeremy Smith provides his commentary in response to the recent news that the South African patent office read more…

Assessment of inventive step of medical use claims at the EPO: A shift in approach?

At the European Patent Office (EPO), one of the first steps for assessing inventive step of a claim is to determine the closest prior art For medical use claims, the closest prior art is typically read more…

EPO Enlarged Board issues order in G 1/21

By a press release earlier today, the Enlarged Board announced its decision on the compatibility of oral proceedings by videoconference with the rights of parties under Article 116 EPC, where not read more…

Federal Constitutional Court clears the way for the UPC

Following delays throughout 2020 (see previous article here), on Friday 9 July 2021, the Federal Constitutional Court ruled on two urgent applications against the ratification of the Unified Patent read more…

G 1/21: EPO oral proceedings by videoconference – Enlarged Board rejects further objections of suspected partiality

The widely anticipated European Patent Office (EPO) decision in case G 1/21 has been delayed thus far by ongoing discussions in relation to partiality of the members of the Enlarged Board of Appeal, read more…

Nine Mathys & Squire attorneys recommended in latest IAM Patent 1000 directory

Mathys & Squire is delighted to be ranked in the 2021 edition of the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals directory – the ‘go-to’ guide identifying ‘top patent professionals read more…