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Protecting non-therapeutic methods at the EPO

Like many patent offices, the EPO does not allow applicants to claim methods for treatment of the human or animal body by surgery or therapy (Article 53(c) EPC) Such exclusions are historically read more…

Why IP matters to the UK video game industry

In this article for PCR, Mathys & Squire partner Andrew White and technical assistant Conor McGuinness, look at the patentability of computer games in Europe and the UK and address the common read more…

New EPO Guidelines for Examination: Key changes for the life sciences

A new edition of the EPO Guidelines for Examination (‘the guidelines’) came into force on 1 March 2021 Relevant to life sciences, this edition includes a new subsection detailing EPO practice read more…