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By Catherine Coombes
Patent bodies in the US and Europe have issued important decisions in patent battles over the gene-editing technology CRISPR, as Catherine Coombes of HGF reports.
By Estelle Senior
This morning the UK Prime Minister has called for a General Election on 8 June 2017.
By Rachel Fetches
The focus on the product being obvious or anticipated as at a certain date provides powerful protection and commercial certainty without conflicting with a patentee's ability to obtain patent protection.
By Chris Cottingham, Susan Keston, Mark Lunt
The Enlarged Board of Appeal answered the question in the negative, holding that partial priority may not be refused in such situations.
By HGF Limited
The latest news we have below from UKIPO UPC Taskforce was received on 31 March, after Article 50 was triggered.
By Rachel Fetches, Estelle Senior
Unwired Planet, a non-practising entity, have been granted injunction against Huawei in SEP/FRAND case before the UK Patent's Court.
By HGF Limited
In spite of the post-Brexit uncertainty over the unitary patent and unified patent court, the Netherlands has become the 11th Member State to ratify the Agreement on the UPC.
By HGF Limited
This timing would enable the Court to make necessary preparations before the planned entry into force in December 2017.
By Antony Gold
A recent decision of the CJEU (Tommy Hilfiger Licensing LLC and Others v Delta Center a.s. C-494/15 ) has helped widen the options for many retailers seeking to curb brand infringements.
By HGF Limited
With the UK on course to leave the EU, this Briefing Note discusses the impact that this will have on European patents and on the launch of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC).
By Catherine Coombes
On 1 July the EPO published a Decision to increase the refund available if applicants actively withdraw unwanted patent applications.
By HGF Limited
A Unitary Patent will be a patent offering uniform protection in up to 25 participating Member States of the European Union.
By Martyn Fish, Rachel Fetches
In this note we focus on the new option of obtaining a UP which will be available to all applicants applying for patents via the European Patent Office (EPO). We expect that this new option will be available by Ql I Q2 2017.
By David Potter
You will no doubt have received many updates from IP law firms discussing the potentially new landscape for IP rights in the UK and EU in the longer term.
By Rachel Fetches
EU Member States have to transpose the Directive into their national law by 9 June 2018, which means that there will be harmonised protection for trade secrets across the EU.