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By Darren Hau
In a recent decision of the EPO's Boards of Appeal, T1463/11 (Universal merchant platform/CardinalCommerce), the appellant successfully appealed a decision of the Examining...
By Ella Newell, Amy Wood
Donald Trump has enjoyed plenty of success as a businessman, developing a family brand that stretches to hospitality, luxury goods and real estate.
By Eurion Leonard-Pugh
The recent decision from the EPO's Boards of Appeal, J 23/14 (Re-establishment of rights), relates to an appeal filed against a decision of the Examining Division to disallow a request for...
By Yumiko Kato
A recent decision by the EPO's Boards of Appeal, T 1846/11, concerns an appeal filed by Rigaku Corporation (appellant) against the decision of the examining division, refusing European patent...
By Sophie Topham
Readers will recall that, back in October 2016, we wrote about the USPTO new pilot program for accelerated examination of US patent applications directed to a method of treating cancer using immunotherapy.
By Simon Portman
Data Protection legislation in the EU comprises the set of measures that organisations must comply with when storing, processing and transferring personally identifiable information to ensure...
By Florian Bazant-Hegemark
Among the news exciting IP lawyers in April 2017 was a written statement by Jo Johnson MP setting out the time table for the UK's joining the Hague System.
By David Murray
The EPO's Board of Appeal has clarified the position with respect to the applicant's right to claim priority in recently published decision T 577/11.
By Esther Ford, Michael Moore
The question of what is a "Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory" (FRAND) licence to work a Standards Essential Patent (SEP) has been addressed for the first time by a judge in Europe.
By Sara Paines
In decision T 625/11, an EPO Technical Board of Appeal considered two different approaches to determining inventive step which produced opposite outcomes.
By Rajesh Sagar
In the UK, a person threatened by proceedings relating to infringement of patent, trade mark or design rights can sue the person making the threats in certain circumstances if the threats are unjustified, i.e. where they have been made in respect of an invalid right or where there has been no infringement.
By Sonia Hill, Giles Pinnington
Recent figures released by the EU Intellectual Property Office show the continued popularity of EU Trade Marks (EUTMs) and Registered Community Designs (RCDs) .
By Matthijs Branderhorst, Elena Nicholas
While there have been plenty of headlines about the triggering of Article 50 by the UK's Prime Minister, Theresa May, the situation surrounding IP rights remains stable.
By Simon Portman
Any UK companies doing business with the rest of the EU, or even just in the UK but relying on customers and suppliers who deal with the rest of the EU, should be keeping an eye out for the ramifications of Brexit.
By Esther Ford
Jo Johnson MP has been appointed as the UK's Minister for Intellectual Property, shortly before Brexit negotiations are expected to begin.