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By Graham Burnett-Hall
2018 so far has seen some significant movement in the ongoing Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU. For its part, the UK IP profession recently outlined five key priorities ...
By Laura Carney, Thomas Zvesper
Decision T 0282/12 of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO recently published. This decision takes account of the Enlarged Board's decision on partial priority (G 1/15) ...
By Florian Bazant-Hegemark, Rhyan Probert
Following the news in April 2017 that the UK was going to ratify the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement in 2018, it has been confirmed that the UK instrument of ratification was deposited in Geneva on 13 March 2018.
By Mash-Hud Iqbal
The internet of things (IoT) is set to revolutionise our working and personal lives, bringing ever more devices into an intelligent, global network that promises everything ...
By Graham Burnett-Hall
On 28 February 2018 the European Commission published its first draft of the Withdrawal Agreement, the agreement that will contain the terms on which the United Kingdom will leave the European Union...
By Richard Gibbs
UK schoolchildren are nowadays born ‘digital natives'; they've never known a world without the internet, smart phones and tablets.
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...