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Why IP matters to the UK video game industry

In this article for PCR, Mathys & Squire partner Andrew White and technical assistant Conor McGuinness, look at the patentability of computer games in Europe and the UK and address the common read more…

New EPO Guidelines for Examination: Key changes for the life sciences

A new edition of the EPO Guidelines for Examination (‘the guidelines’) came into force on 1 March 2021 Relevant to life sciences, this edition includes a new subsection detailing EPO practice read more…

G1/19: EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal hands down decision on patentability of simulations and computer-implemented inventions

Further to our article in July 2020 on the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal’s hearing in G1/19, the Enlarged Board has now published its long-awaited decision relating to the patentability of read more…

To the point: Rothy’s Inc v Giesswein Walkwaren AG

In this article for Intellectual Property Magazine, Mathys & Squire associate Max Thoma and technical assistant Oliver Parish consider the importance of drawings in determining the scope of a read more…

International Women’s Day 2021: A century of outstanding innovation by inspirational women

Women throughout history continue to make their mark creating innovations and discoveries that impact our lives today To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, managing associate Miranda Kent read more…

Mathys & Squire’s trade mark team recommended in 2021 edition of WTR 1000

World Trademark Review has featured Mathys & Squire in its latest edition of the WTR 1000 directory, highlighting the firm’s “professional, responsive and wide-ranging service” and its read more…

AI inventorship: Does patent law need to become more intelligent?

In a number of recent cases, patent offices have refused to allow artificial intelligence and machine learning systems to be credited as inventors in patent applications How are patent systems to read more…

EPO videostars: videoconferencing made mandatory for most oral proceedings

10 February 2021: This article has been updated to reflect our understanding that the Technical Board of Appeal 3502 has made a referral to the Enlarged Board about the legality of holding Oral read more…

Trending topics of 2020: COVID-19 vaccinations

In this series, our IP experts will reflect on some of Google’s top trending topics throughout the unprecedented year of 2020 In our final article of the series, partner Juliet Redhouse and read more…

Trending topics of 2020: Face masks and design protection

In this series, our IP experts will reflect on some of Google’s top trending topics throughout the unprecedented year of 2020 In our second article, associate Max Thoma considers the small (but read more…