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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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Mathys Matters January 2022

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: IP trends for 2022
  • UPC newsflash: EPO announces two transitional measures for early uptake of Unitary Patent 
  • Brexit triggers record trade mark applications as businesses rush to protect IP
  • UK Intellectual Property Office launches survey to review designs system
  • Covid sparks surge in pandemic related patents with over 5,000 new applications
  • JUVE Patent recognises the Mathys & Squire patent team and four partners in its UK 2022 Rankings
  • COP26: key takeaways and the introduction of ‘Glasgow Breakthroughs’ and the Glasgow Climate Pact
  • EV patents rise, fossil fuel vehicle patents fall as 2030 deadline gets closer
  • UK Government launches a call for views on standard essential patents and innovation

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Mathys Matters November 2021

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Sustainability
  • The Unitary Patent approaches the finish line: What’s next for patent owners?
  • Have you identified your business’s intangible assets?
  • UK Government launches IP and artificial intelligence consultation
  • IP valuation: key considerations to strengthen business transactions
  • National STEM Day 2021: Mathys & Squire collaborates with UKESF to spotlight careers in electronics
  • Budget 2021: Innovation funding to support the UK’s position as a ‘global science superpower’

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Mathys Matters October 2021

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Security bonds required for UK businesses to litigate in the EU
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 awarded for the development of new asymmetric catalysts
  • Spotlight on COP26: The significance of innovation in tackling climate change
  • Enapter wins inaugural Earthshot Prize for ‘Fix Our Climate’ category
  • Government releases first National AI Strategy to establish UK as ‘global AI superpower’
  • Blockchain patents – comparing the approach of patent offices
  • ‘Outstanding’ Mathys & Squire teams ranked in The Legal 500
  • Event: Better World Collective Summit 2021

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Mathys Matters September 2021

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Is blockchain patentable?
  • World Pharmacists Day: IP in the pharmaceutical industry
  • The importance of intangible assets for your startup
  • IPO launches IP Access grant funding scheme to help innovative UK-based SMEs
  • Mathys & Squire celebrates four ‘world-class IP strategists’ in latest IAM Strategy 300 directory
  • Event: Advanced Therapies Congress & Expo 2021

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Mathys Matters August 2021

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: World Entrepreneurs’ Day 2021 
  • Mathys & Squire appoints first COO
  • Has your IP been created in collaboration with a third party?
  • Australian Federal Court says an AI can be the inventor
  • EPO decision T 96/20: Does this raise the inventive step bar for medical use inventions?
  • Webinar: Intermediate generalisation (added matter) at the EPO
  • Events: PROGRESS21 and NEAA Expo 2021

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Mathys Matters July 2021

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: The importance of NDAs and confidentiality agreements
  • South Africa issues world’s first patent naming AI as inventor
  • EPO Enlarged Board issues order in G 1/21
  • Federal Constitutional Court clears the way for the Unified Patent Court
  • Nine Mathys & Squire attorneys recommended in IAM Patent 1000
  • Webinar: Intermediate generalisation (added matter) at the EPO

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Mathys Matters June 2021

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Recent directory awards for the Mathys & Squire team
  • EPO confirms prohibition on double patenting – but leaves questions outstanding
  • CITMA report shows record surge in UK trade mark applications in 2021
  • Filing an opposition as a straw man: the pros and cons
  • Mathys & Squire Consulting partners with Inkvine Communications
  • Webinar recording: UKBAA Friday Focus – The importance of a solid IP strategy
  • Webinar recording: Balancing clinical trial disclosures with sufficiency and inventive step requirements

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Mathys Matters May 2021

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Commercial IP advice for businesses
  • Queen’s Speech 2021: UK Government confirms plans to establish ARIA
  • EPO 2020 filing trends report confirms strong growth in healthcare technologies
  • Decarbonising the automotive sector: Investment in electromobility
  • Mathys & Squire trainees excel in latest exams
  • Podcast: Two IPs in a Pod – Food & IP with Laura Clews
  • Webinar: Balancing clinical trial disclosures with sufficiency and inventive step requirements

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