The European Patent Office’s (EPO) Enlarged Board of Appeal’s decision in G2/21 primarily relates to when data that only becomes…Read More
Can AI be an inventor? Thaler loses at the Court of Appeal
What may have originally seemed to be the realms of science fiction is slowly becoming reality. This creates many problems,…Read More
T 1989/18 – An end to description amendments at the EPO?
A peculiarity of patent prosecution at the EPO is that examiners typically insist on the description being amended into line…Read More
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
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
Can an AI be an inventor?
As Artificial Intelligence (AI) machines become ever more capable, the way in which they are treated by existing law is…Read More
Lewis Hamilton crashes out of the EUIPO
Lewis Hamilton has had a very successful 2020, recently matching Michael Schumacher’s tally of seven Formula 1 World Championships, making…Read More
Merck-y waters? Court rules US online retailer without sales in the UK still infringes trade mark
Background In the recent case Merck v Merck the High Court considered issues remitted by the Court of Appeal in…Read More
Daimler not playing FRAND: Nokia successfully argues licence requirements not met
Last year, we published an article on the role of Standards Essential Patents (SEPs) in the automotive industry. As discussed…Read More
Another positive step forward for brand owners seeking to enforce their rights in China
Background The Chinese Supreme People’s Court has issued a decision which brings to an end a four year long battle…Read More
G 1/19: Patenting Computer-Implemented Simulations
It is over ten years since software patents (a.k.a. computer-implemented inventions, or CIIs) were last discussed at the level of…Read More
What is technical?
A new referral to the European Patent Office’s highest court, the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) has again raised questions…Read More