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Mathys Matters February 2023

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Germany gives go ahead for Unified Patent Court – signalling long-awaited start of new EU patents system 
  • Tribunal Practice Notice 2/2023: proceedings against trade marks and registered designs without a valid UK address
  • New EPO Guidelines for Examination 2023: Key changes
  • EPO announces fee increases from 1 April 2023
  • Semiconductor patents rise by 59% in five years to reach to record high
  • Hermès victorious in Rothschild MetaBirkin NFT lawsuit
  • Mathys & Squire recommended in latest edition of WTR 1000
  • Event: Mathys & Squire will be at INTA 2023!
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Mathys Matters January 2023

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: 2022 recap: IP, science and technology trends that shaped last year   
  • Could innovation in artificial photosynthesis help mitigate global climate catastrophe? 
  • How much is your IP worth? IP valuation – is it a myth, mystery or something more valuable?
  • Ownership of academic inventions: ‘The Oxford Decision’
  • JUVE Patent recommends Mathys & Squire patent team and five Partners in its 2023 UK rankings
  • Event: UPC Webinar: Navigating the New EU Unitary Patent System and Unified Patent Court: Are You Ready?
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Mathys Matters December 2022

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Gummies – Something for pharma to chew on?
  • New Unified Patent Court may tilt playing field in favour of ‘patent trolls’
  • UK design applications hit record high of 67,000 as Brexit prompts rush to protect design rights
  • Supplementary protection certificates: ambiguity over the Unified Patent Court’s jurisdiction and opt-outs
  • European Patent Office confirms rule changes to support digital transformation
  • UPC update: UPC newsflash: Postponement of the sunrise period
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Mathys Matters November 2022

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: How are the key takeaways from COP27 likely to impact the world of IP?
  • Combatting semiconductor shortages: Where does the US-China battle for chip autonomy leave Europe?
  • Government releases the response to a call for views regarding standard essential patents
  • WIPO’s 2022 GII places US second, UK fourth and Germany seventh in the race to being the most innovative economy
  • UKIPO published its 2021-2022 Innovation & Growth Report
  • UPC update: Unitary patent and national prior rights – wider geographical limitation of protection
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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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