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By J A Kemp
In March of this year the Board of Appeal in decision T0831/17 referred the following questions to the Enlarged Board of Appeal:
By Andrew Webb
On 11 June 2019, the EU published Regulation (EU) 2019/933, which amends Regulation (EC) 469/2009 concerning supplementary protection certificates (SPCs).
By J A Kemp
The EPO's Administrative Council approved amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBA) at its 160th meeting on 26 and 27 June 2019 (see here).
By J A Kemp
We reported earlier this year (see here) that the EPO's Enlarged Board of Appeal has been asked to consider whether the Boards of Appeal can hold oral proceedings in Haar without violating the EPC.
By J A Kemp
In a judgment issued 3 May 2019, the Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal has referred the following question to the CJEU:
By John Leeming
Two recent decisions of an EPO Technical Board of Appeal emphasise the need for a proper technical context to be set out in claims to render an abstract idea patentable.
By Chris Milton
On 11 June 2019 the EU published Regulation 2019/933. This introduces a so-called "manufacturing waiver" by amending existing Regulation 469/2009 concerning supplementary protection certificates.
By J A Kemp
As reported recently, an EPO Board of Appeal has referred questions to the Enlarged Board of Appeal seeking clarification on the extent to which a computer-implemented simulation of a technical system or process...
By Andrew Bentham
As reported recently, the President of the EPO has in the last few days referred questions to the Enlarged Board of Appeal on the controversial issue of patent-eligibility of plants obtained by essentially biological processes.
By Andrew Bentham
Recent weeks have seen important developments in the debate on patent-eligibility of plants in Europe, with the EPO's Boards of Appeal and its President, Administrative Council and member states pulling in opposite directions.
By J A Kemp
The English High Court has granted an injunction (decision here) against an implementer of a Standard Essential Patent which had been ‘holding out' and refusing to engage constructively in the RAND ...
By J A Kemp
The Supreme Court issued its judgment in Icos v Actavis yesterday 27 March, considering the issue of inventive step.
By J A Kemp
Last week the European Union (EU) gave its approval for the UK to delay its exit from the EU beyond 29 March 2019, without requiring the UK Government to revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit
By J A Kemp
The EPO has announced a cooperation with European Committee of Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
By J A Kemp
As reported previously here, the EPO has been participating in WIPO's Digital Access Service (DAS) for the exchange of certified copies of priority documents since 1 November 2018.