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Mathys Matters October 2022

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Free-from controversy? IP disputes in the health and wellness foods market
  • Tales of IP terror: Common frights and fears when protecting intellectual property
  • 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for the development of ‘click chemistry’
  • EPO ends the ’10-day rule’
  • Nootropics revolution – patentability in the UK and EU
  • UPC update: Unified Patent Court confirms panel of 85 judges is now in place
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Mathys Matters September 2022

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Guidance on examining patent applications relating to artificial intelligence inventions in the UK
  • Mathys & Squire teams recommended for ‘standing out above all other firms’ in The Legal 500 2023 directory
  • The role of IP in assisting the economic recovery – Case study 3: Transport 
  • Mathys & Squire celebrates ‘world-class IP strategists’ in latest IAM Strategy 300 directory
  • Almost 5,000 drone patents granted last year – a 39% increase
  • Event: Webinar: The UPC: A gamechanger for European patent assertion 

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Mathys Matters August 2022

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Patents for plastic recycling hit record high, up eight-fold in the past five years
  • China sets new targets for high-value patents in latest five-year plan
  • Mathys & Squire announces eight Partner promotions
  • World Entrepreneurs’ Day 2022: common pitfalls to avoid
  • Court approves service of legal proceedings via NFT
  • EU community design protection of ‘modular’ products – ‘The LEGO Exemption’
  • The role of IP in assisting the economic recovery – Case study: healthcare
  • UPC update: The Unitary Patent: Possible options ahead of the EPO’s transitional measures
  • Event: Intellectual Property Workshop
  • Event: North East Automotive Expo 2022

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Mathys Matters July 2022

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Unified Patent Court begins to appoint judges
  • UK Government releases outcome of intellectual property and artificial intelligence consultation
  • Ten Mathys & Squire attorneys recommended in latest IAM Patent 1000 directory
  • Carmakers file record number of patents related to driverless car technology
  • The role of IP in assisting the economic recovery – Case study: cultural heritage
  • UPC update: UPC’s local and regional divisions confirmed
  • UPC update: Ireland’s participation in the UPC system
  • Event: North East Automotive Expo 2022

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Mathys Matters June 2022

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Patenting race to protect e-waste recycling technologies
  • UK government’s new digital strategy aiming to position UK as a global science and tech superpower
  • Synthetic biologists – the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is now open!
  • The role of IP in assisting the economic recovery – Case study: software and cyber security
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution: Deep tech innovation in smart connected technologies
  • UPC update: UPC judges to be notified of their job offer next month!

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Mathys Matters May 2022

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Litigation funders now actively seeking IP cases 
  • European Commission launches public consultation on genetically engineered plants
  • Number of UK trade mark disputes more than doubles to record high as Brexit triggers IP battles
  • UK fashion trade marks owned by online fast fashion houses jump 163% in last five years
  • Managing IP ranks Mathys & Squire attorneys as IP STARS in 2022 edition
  • The role of IP in assisting the economic recovery – Case study: Logistics
  • Mathys & Squire appoints biotech Partner Iain Armstrong
  • European Patent Office proposes to abolish the ’10-day rule’ 

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Mathys Matters April 2022

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: World Intellectual Property Day 2022: ‘IP and youth’
  • T 1024/18 and description amendments: a sequel to T 1989/18
  • The role of IP in assisting the economic recovery – Case study 2: E-retail platforms
  • Ownership of IP rights: Do your employment contracts make reference to IP?
  • UK unveils R&D tax breaks for AI and quantum computing

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Mathys Matters March 2022

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Patentability of inventions in the metaverse
  • UK government bodies launch £60M life sciences innovation fund
  • European Commission calls for feedback on proposed update to SPC procedure
  • Patent protection in Europe: Reasons to file nationally in the UK
  • Industries changing as a result of the pandemic and the role of IP – Case study 1: Catering
  • Masterclass: UPC decision making with example case studies
  • Event: Mathys & Squire will be at INTA 2022!
  • UPC update: Confirmation of representation rights for European patent attorneys

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Mathys Matters February 2022

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Rise of NFTs and fears over crypto carbon footprint
  • Government launches AI Standards Hub pilot as part of UK’s National AI Strategy
  • Public consultation on proposed revisions to UK clinical trial legislation launched
  • IP asset deals: a blessing or a curse?
  • Global changes to biological sequence listings from 1 July
  • Challenges and opportunities in protecting IP in a deep tech startup
  • Three Mathys & Squire Partners recognised in IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders list
  • EPO update: EPO fee increases from 1 April 2022: What you need to know
  • EPO update: Key changes from the revised Guidelines for Search and Examination at the EPO
  • Webinar: Navigating the new EU Unitary Patent System and Unified Patent Court

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