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EPO confirms prohibition on double patenting – but leaves questions outstanding

Last week the European Patent Office (EPO)’s Enlarged Board of Appeal gave its decision in case G 4/19, in which it had been asked to clarify whether or not double patenting is excluded under the read more…

CITMA report shows record surge in UK trade mark applications in 2021

The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) recently reported that over 70,000 UK trade mark applications have been filed this year (between January and April 2021), compared to just read more…

Mathys & Squire features as one of Europe’s leading patent law firms in the Financial Times 2021 survey

Mathys & Squire has been ranked as a leading European patent firm by the Financial Times (FT) for the third year since the inception of Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms report The list is read more…

Managing IP ranks Mathys & Squire attorneys as IP STARS in 2021 guide

The 2021 edition of Managing IP’s IP STARS directory, providing independent research, rankings and analysis across 151 jurisdictions, 1,645 firms and 7,000 practitioners, has now been launched read more…

Extending protection: Patent strategies for pharmaceutical products at the EPO

In this article for Intellectual Property Magazine, Mathys & Squire partner Juliet Redhouse and technical assistant Angela Stephen examine the different strategies for lengthening patent read more…

Filing an opposition as a straw man: the pros and cons

European patents can be opposed by ‘any person’ within nine months of the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent in the European Patent Bulletin The phrase ‘any read more…

BorgWarner Gateshead and Hyperdrive Innovation acquired by Silicon Valley sustainability company Turntide Technologies

Mathys & Squire is pleased to congratulate two of its clients – electric vehicle technology firm, BorgWarner Gateshead and battery manufacturer, Hyperdrive Innovation – following their recent read more…

Mathys & Squire Consulting partners with Inkvine Communications to support IP and innovation in Ireland’s technology sector

A new partnership between Mathys & Squire Consulting and deep tech communications firm, Inkvine, has launched today to foster innovation and IP commercialisation and valuation in the technology read more…

Business insolvency – how will the value of your intangible assets and IP be impacted?

The value of a business’ intangible assets and intellectual property (IP) is key to its ability to support revenues through sales of products/services, franchising, licensing, or through read more…

Has the difference in EPO and UK approach to intermediate generalisations vanished in a ‘puff’ of smoke?

For US patent attorneys seeking patent protection via the European Patent Office (EPO), European amendment practice and so called ‘added matter’ objections can be a real headache One particular read more…