Intellectual Property (IP) law is not something that easily attracts the UK public’s attention. However this changed significantly when the…Read More
Category: IP Developments
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Net zero: how the Green Channel could help innovators protect their inventions in the UK
Governments around the world have committed to targets to decarbonise their economies in the coming years, in order to limit…Read More
The Unitary Patent: Is your business prepared for the biggest change to European patent law in 50 years?
EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal to give guidance on timings of data submission
In some fields – such as chemistry, biology and physics – results are not totally predictable. However, it can be…Read More
The verdict is in: it’s a yes from the FDA for the controversial Alzheimer’s drug, after a tricky year for Biogen
The pharmaceutical industry has eagerly awaited the decision from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the first new…Read More
European Patent Office extends the exemption for filing search reports to China
The European Patent Convention requires that an applicant filing an application at the European Patent Office (EPO) that claims priority…Read More
ViCo no-go at EPO?
Friday, 28 May 2021 saw a first in Oral Proceedings at the European Patent Office with the live streaming of…Read More
Post-Brexit trade mark rights: Barker Brettell explains the updated processes
At the end of the Brexit transition period the UKIPO created comparable UK rights for all EU registrations and EU…Read More
Blue dye thinking?
The disappearance of blue Smarties® was a hammer blow that echoed through the mid-noughties. Nestlé®, reacting to fears that artificial…Read More
Artificial Intelligence – clever enough to be inventive?
As part of the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly finding its way into virtually every part…Read More