This article was previously published in Med-Tech Innovation News March/April 2018 edition. 1. Where do you start in planning for…Read More
A Blow to Broad Antibody-to-Target Claims – The USPTO Follows Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi (Fed. Cir. 2017) and Issues New Guidance
Upon discovery of a novel biological target, for example in a newly characterised pathway, it is fairly common to attempt…Read More
Agtech: Agriculture goes digital
Traditionally innovation in the agricultural sector has, quite literally, been driven from the ground up to maximise yield (crop varieties,…Read More
UKIPO set to raise fees from April 2018
After consultation the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has announced that there will be an increase in fees from 6…Read More
Common pitfalls for med-tech innovators and how to avoid them
This article was originally published in Med-Tech Innovation magazine Nov/Dec 2017 Do your research A common problem for innovators, and…Read More
CRISPR patent falls in Europe on a fundamental legal requirement – a hard reminder of the entitlement to priority pitfall
In a statement issued by the Broad Institute on 17 January 2018, it was announced that the European Patent Office…Read More
The gloves are off: Europe is the location to test competitor patent validity.
Stopping your competitors from obtaining patent protection can be equally as important as patenting your own inventions. You don’t necessarily…Read More
Data, data, everywhere – so how can you protect it?
Data is a big deal, and will continue to be so. There is a huge exponential growth in the production…Read More
An update on software patentability in the US
The patentability of software inventions in the US has been developing in recent years following the game changing 2014 Supreme…Read More
You have an invention…what next?
The SME decision to patent, publish or keep secret As a decision maker in a SME, you may recognise the…Read More
Innovation without bright sparks – the compression petrol engine is here!
Continuing our series highlighting innovative developments in automotive engineering, Dr Mark R. Thurston, patent attorney and partner, today turns his…Read More
To threaten or not to threaten… that is the question!
Changes to the law on groundless threats of infringement of Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the UK come into force…Read More