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Unified Patent Court faces further delays

At the end of 2020 the German parliament passed (for the second time) the legislation necessary for Germany to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) This followed a ruling earlier in 2020 read more…

Three Mathys & Squire partners named leading IP strategists in IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders list

Mathys & Squire partners Anna Gregson, Dani Kramer and Martin MacLean have been featured in the inaugural IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide The guide shines a light on specialists from read more…

The recipe for success: a platter of IP rights to protect your food and drink products

There is a range of IP options available to manufacturers looking to protect their treasured recipes, whether through copyright, a trade secret or a patent, but how do you know if your tasty treat read more…

Mathys & Squire recognised in JUVE Patent UK rankings 2021 for leading reputation in patent filing

Mathys & Squire is delighted to have been recognised in JUVE Patent’s UK rankings 2021 Now in its second year, the guide brings together UK patent practices, solicitors and barristers with read more…

Shenzhen Intermediate Court makes unprecedented decision to set global SEP rates

Just two months after the UK Supreme Court’s decision (as reported here) which held that a UK court has the jurisdiction to set global SEP rates, the Shenzhen Intermediate Court made the first read more…

EPO Board of Appeal provides guidance on the sufficiency requirements for second medical use claims

The EPO’s Technical Board of Appeal 3301 in recent decision T421/14 (and related decision T799/16) has provided guidance on when the requirements of sufficiency are met for claims directed to a read more…

EU Commission sets out new intellectual property action plan affecting SEPs, patent pooling and EU design protection

Today, 25 November 2020, the EU Commission published a new intellectual property action plan  The action plan, touted as “an intellectual property action plan to support the EU’s recovery read more…

Mathys & Squire expands trade mark capability with new appointment

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Richardson as associate to our trade mark practice, bringing the team headcount to a record high of 13 (made up of attorneys and paralegals), read more…

Priority and the ‘same applicant’ test: EPO maintains status quo

The EPO Board of Appeal has now issued its written decision in T 844/18 confirming the revocation of EP-B-2771468, an important CRISPR patent belonging to the Broad Institute, MIT and Harvard The read more…

OLG Munich stops LG München’s temporary injunction: A further update on the Nokia and Lenovo case

As covered in our previous article (read the summary here), in September 2020 the LG München I (District Court of Munich I) decided in favour of Nokia in a preliminary injunction against Lenovo, in read more…