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By Thomas Prock, Daniel Sizer
3D printing – also known as additive manufacturing – is set to revolutionise a large number of industries, allowing for innovative product designs and near-instant, decentralised manufacturing.
By Shannon Young
The Canada Gazette is the official newspaper of the Government of Canada and is made up of three parts
By David Robinson
A common view of patents is that they are only useful if someone tries to copy your research and product.
By Kirsten Gilbert
When Grumpy Cat entered the public consciousness back in 2012, she quickly moved from being merely another meme, to being the face of countless products ranging from pillows and mugs to clothing and bags.
By Matthew Jefferies, Thomas Prock
The growth of the World Wide Web has transformed the process of copying digital files from an onerous task requiring the swapping of data carriers (tape-to-tape copying anyone?) ...
By Graham Burnett-Hall
As the Brexit negotiations rumble on in Brussels and London, the intellectual property (IP) profession has outlined its vision of what Brexit should look like.
By Jade Powell
Article 123(2) of the EPC states that "The European patent application or patent may not be amended in such a way that it contains subject-matter which extends beyond the content of the application as filed".
By Emma Foster
In the recent decision G 1/16, the Enlarged Board of Appeal has provided clarification as to the test to be applied when examining the allowability, according to Article 123(2) EPC, of a claim that has been amended to include an undisclosed disclaimer.
By Esther Ford
Official fees for UK patent applications are expected to rise in 2018. Nevertheless by international standards the UK will remain inexpensive. For example, UK fees will remain lower than at the EPO...
By Yann Robin
Under UK patent law, an invention made by an employee during the course of his or her normal duties will belong, by default, to the employer – unless there is an express agreement specifying otherwise.
By Ian Turner
We have already reported on the Supreme Court's decision in Actavis v Eli Lilly (see here) which, as stated, is the most important decision in the last decade regarding patent infringement.
By Marks & Clerk
The 4th quarter edition of our ReMarks newsletter is out
By Susan Bradley
The result of the EU referendum has led to some uncertainty over the future effect within the UK of Community (EU) designs.
By Gina Lodge
A recent spat between former UK Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell and retail giant John Lewis raised interesting questions around the extent of copyright protection with Riddell claiming that John Lewis' highly anticipated Christmas advert bore a resemblance to his 1986 picture book, Mr Underbed.
By Stephen Blake
An innovative economy is something to be celebrated, but increased numbers of patent applications can cause problems for intellectual property offices tasked with examining them.