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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…

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…