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Mathys Matters September 2023

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: The UK’s 50 biggest universities filed 433 new patent applications last year
  • Considerations when valuing IP in the life sciences sector
  • WIPO’s Global Innovation Index for 2023 ranks the most innovative economies
  • Mathys & Squire celebrates exceptional intellectual property strategists in the newest IAM Strategy 300 directory
  • Mathys & Squire welcomes highly regarded trade mark Partner as new Head of Trade Marks

Mathys Matters August 2023

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Twitter rebrands as ‘X’: the dangers of abandoning iconic trade marks
  • UK Patent Office tightens the rules on compliance period extension
  • Impact and social entrepreneurship startups: Navigating IP protection goals for social good
  • UKIPO sees steadying application numbers after fluctuations during the pandemic and Brexit
  • Mathys & Squire and Career Ready: empowering the workforce of tomorrow

Mathys Matters July 2023

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: New government strategy aims to position the UK as centre for AI technology innovation
  • TikTok Shop: the new frontier for counterfeit products
  • Great British Nuclear and small modular reactor technology competition launched by the UK Government
  • Use of internet video evidence in proceedings at the European Patent Office (EPO)
  • Thirteen Mathys & Squire attorneys recommended in latest IAM Patent 1000 guide

Mathys Matters June 2023

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: The rise of bioinformatic-related patents in a data driven world
  • Huge boost for the UK semiconductor industry
  • Mathys & Squire ranks as one of Europe’s leading patent law firms in the Financial Times 2023 survey
  • Mathys & Squire Partners ranked in the 2023 guide of Managing IP’s IP STARS
  • Pride Month 2023: Celebrating LGBTQIA+ innovators and inventors
  • UPC updates:
    • Unified Patent Court confirms allocation of cases in IPC sections A and C between Paris and Munich
    • Milan officially confirmed as host city for third branch of UPC Central Division
  • Innovation update: Oxfordshire’s Innovation Engine 2023 Report

Mathys Matters May 2023

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Number of UK Green Channel patents falls by 47% within the last year
  • Maintenance of retained EU plant variety rights – rights holder action required 
  • Family-owned business renames Percy Pig ice cream after Marks & Spencer’s friendly request
  • The DSIT Startup Board appoints new non-executive directors in a bid to strengthen the UK’s position as a science and technology superpower
  • European Commission has published new EU SEP regulation, promising a boost in innovation and investment
  • UPC update: Unified Patent Court confirms allocation of cases in IPC sections A and C between Paris and Munich

Mathys Matters April 2023

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Lidl v Tesco: What’s next in the landmark case?
  • Demand for European patents has reached an all-time high
  • Carbon capture patents rise by 65% to record high as companies seek to cut carbon footprint
  • The Unified Patent Court: five reasons to factor the UPC into your patent strategy
  • UK accession to CPTPP: derogation from grace period provisions secured
  • Event: Webinar: The UPC: Are you ready for the 1 June launch?
  • Event: Mathys & Squire will be at INTA 2023!

Mathys Matters March 2023

In this edition:

  • Spotlight of the month: Budget 2023: funding to support carbon capture development and tax boosts for SMEs
  • What SMEs and universities need to know about the Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent system
  • G 1/22 and G 2/22: Update on the referral of questions concerning formal entitlement to priority to the Enlarged Board of Appeal
  • UK Government announces new strategy to boost NHS access to medtech
  • The future of sustainable fashion: Radiant Matter’s BioSequins®
  • Challenges and solutions for IP valuation of early-stage technologies
  • International Women’s Day 2023 – Celebrating the women that help shape Mathys & Squire
  • Event: Mathys & Squire will be at INTA 2023!

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!

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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