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Protecting the IP in your Software

How do you protect the intellectual property in your software? Here we are debunking a few myths around what is - and what isn't - eligible for patent protection. Click read more and to download a summary about software protection. Read more...

  • 3 Sep 2018

European Court Rules that Gene-Editing is Genetic Modification

On 25th July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ended a decade-long debate on whether organisms obtained by gene-editing techniques should be treated as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) within the meaning of the GMO Directive… and the answer is “yes”. The upshot of this landmark ruling is that organisms obtained by modern gene-editing techniques, such as CRISPR/Cas9, must go through the same regulatory and approval process as organisms obtained using traditional transgenic methods. Read more...

  • 29 Aug 2018

Mathys & Squire EPO Opposition Hearing | California

Ever wondered what really happens in an EPO Opposition Hearing? Now is your chance to see from the comfort of The Hilton Garden Inn in Palo Alto! An afternoon of exemplary strategic case presentation from leaders in the legal field and live examiner feedback - click to RSVP. Read more...

  • 7 Aug 2018

A Digi-Addition to Cambridge

On 19th July 2018, the UK Government announced the establishment of a new Cambridge-based task force: the Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG), a team focused on harnessing the power of digital technologies to help UK industry plan for future construction needs. Read more...

  • 26 Jul 2018

Kit Kat Case Closed?

Kit Kat Case Closed? The European Court of Justice (ECJ) dismisses Nestlé's appeal and rules that the four-finger shape of its KitKat bar has not acquired distinctiveness across the entirety of the EU. Laura West explains... Read more...

  • 25 Jul 2018

Mathys & Squire at the Cambridge Information & Intellectual Property Meeting

On Wednesday July 11th, 2018, Mathys & Squire Partner, Jeremy Smith, attended the third annual Cambridge Information and Intellectual Property Meeting (information identifying a registration area) at Homerton College. Read more...

  • 23 Jul 2018

The proposed SPC Export Manufacturing Waiver

The European Commission (EC) recently published a proposed adjustment to the SPC Regulation (Regulation No 469/2009) concerning medicinal products. Read more...

  • 20 Jul 2018

Mathys & Squire at Biofocus 2018

Mathys and Squire Partner, Anna Gregson, recently attended Biofocus 2018, a life sciences conference bringing industry, academics and experts together to discuss innovative initiatives and developments within the field. Read more...

  • 17 Jul 2018

Cambridge gets clinical: Mathys & Squire at ON Helix

Cambridge gets clinical with the On Helix Translational Research Conference hosted by One Nucleus at the Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge, 10-11th July. Read more...

  • 12 Jul 2018

The UPC: a model for a new UK/EU court system?

Could a new patents court provide a model for a new UK/EU court system? Mathys & Squire Partner and Patent Attorney, Caroline Warren, explores whether the UPC changes the landscape for court structures in the UK and EU in The Times. Read more...

  • 11 Jul 2018