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By Graham Burnett-Hall
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement requires ratification by 13 participating states in order to come into force, including France, Germany and the UK.
By William Cook, David Grant, Thomas Prock
Following the UK Government's announcement in late 2016 that it would ratify the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA), the project appears to be back on track.
By Jack Kenny
In this latest instalment of the ‘chocolate wars' between confectionery heavyweights Nestlé and Cadbury...
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) .