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The role of IP in assisting the economic recovery – Case study: E-retail platforms

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UK unveils R&D tax breaks for AI and quantum computing

Last week saw the release of the UK government’s spring statement which announced new tax breaks for IP owners undertaking research and development (R&D) in the AI, quantum computing, cloud read more…

UPC representation rights for European patent attorneys

The final version of the Rules on Representation before the UPC has now been published, and we are pleased to confirm that all our UK, French and German attorneys will be able to represent our read more…

Patentability of inventions in the metaverse

Facebook’s rebranding to ‘Meta’ in 2021 brought renewed attention to the metaverse, a shared virtual environment that, at least according to Meta, is the next evolution of social connection read more…

UK government bodies launch £60M life sciences innovation fund

UK companies working in the human medicine, medical diagnostics and medical device sectors now have access to a new £60 million fund to support their manufacturing projects and promote growth in read more…

European Commission calls for feedback on proposed update to SPC procedure

The European Commission has launched a public call for evidence in response to a proposed reform of the supplementary protection certificate (SPC) system The initiative will put in place “a read more…

Patent protection in Europe: Reasons to file nationally in the UK

Applicants seeking patent protection in European markets have two routes available: via the European Patent Office (EPO), which provides a single examination procedure for all EPC contracting read more…

T 1127/16: Is the EPO’s approach to claim interpretation at odds with the UK Courts’ principle of doctrine of equivalents?

The approach to claim interpretation taken by the European Patent Office (EPO)’s Technical Board of Appeal 3503 in its recent decision T 1127/16 appears to be at odds with the UK Courts’ read more…

Industries changing as a result of the pandemic and the role of IP – Case study: Catering

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T 2314/16: Good news for business-related inventions at the EPO?

T 2314/16 helps to clarify the European Patent Office (EPO)’s approach to business methods The Technical Board of Appeal 3501 made a favourable decision on patentability of an invention relating read more…