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By J A Kemp
Shortly before the end of his term as President of the EPO, Benoît Battistelli referred the following question to the Enlarged Board of Appeal:
By J A Kemp
The European Court of Justice today dismissed the appeal by Nestlé in its long-running battle with Cadbury over the shape of its KitKat chocolate bar.
By J A Kemp
The UK Government has given assurances to holders of EU intellectual property rights that after Brexit those rights will remain protected in the UK.
By J A Kemp
The UK Government has published a White Paper setting out its proposals for the future relationship between the UK and the European Union (EU).
By J A Kemp
On 28 May 2018 the European Commission published a proposal for a change in the law which would permit third parties to manufacture a medicinal product protected by a Supplementary Protection Certificate.
By Andrew Bentham, Graham Lewis
The European Patent Office (EPO) applies the same basic patentability criteria to antibodies as to other inventions, but it can sometimes appear that antibodies are treated as a special case.
By Andrew Bentham, Graham Lewis
Although it is not unique to the field, the approach of the European Patent Office (EPO) can present significant challenges to applicants seeking to pursue claims to conventional antibody molecules.
By J A Kemp
Which new ideas are worthy of a patent application? How should the applications be drafted and prosecuted? When should they be filed? Where in the world should they be filed?
By Tom Carver
Experimental evidence can play a valuable role in patent litigation. It is not uncommon in patent validity proceedings for an expert will say to they would, when presented with a piece of prior art, ...
By Dan Cooney, Dominic Forsythe
Inventors are often unaware of the potential variety of IP rights they could obtain to protect their technology, particularly design rights and how they can complement patents.
By Toby Hopkin
Registered forms of Intellectual Property are typically associated with a variety of deadlines, both before and after registration.
By Ravi Srinivasan, Andrew Webb
Some of the key decisions are discussed below.
By Jane Sexton
An evolving network of different PPH agreements exists between various patent offices, including most major patent offices.
By James Fish
On 11 June 2015, the Opinion of Advocate General Wathelet was delivered, with the decision of the CJEU handed down on 16 September 2015.
By John Leeming
Since the UK Court of Appeal judgment in Menashe v William Hill, it has not been safe to assume that infringement of a patent claim including a processor or a processing step can be avoided...