The High Court has recently issued a significant decision which could make it easier to patent AI inventions at the…Read More
Abolition of the EPO ‘Ten Day Rule’ from November 1, 2023
Many communications, such as examination reports, currently issued by the European Patent Office (EPO) that set a due date for…Read More
G 1/22 & G 2/22 – substantial changes to assessment of priority claim validity at the EPO
The EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal has published its much-awaited decision on G 1/22 and G 2/22 regarding the validity…Read More
Win-win for patent applicants seeking early certainty – high quality, accurate and fast searches now available at low cost as the UK IPO becomes first national patent office to supercharge its searching
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) is the first national intellectual property office to upgrade its in-house search facilities…Read More
Who should own the IP in work generated by AI?
Since the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022, the power of AI has been at the forefront of many peoples’…Read More
The sky is the limit for aerospace IP
Historically, the aerospace sector has been a major player in the world of Intellectual Property (IP). While technology and consumer…Read More
Why the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal’s decision in G2/21 will impact inventions relating to life sciences and chemistry
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
Hydrogen patents increase as our clean energy future begins to brighten: EPO and IEA report details the encouraging advancements in hydrogen energy innovation across countries and industry sectors
The worldwide search for clean energy solutions has never been so important. We are confined by our dependence on fossil…Read More
What happens when your cosmetic method gives rise to therapeutic effects?
There are many innovations in the cosmetic sector that can be the subject of patent applications and these may be…Read More
IP owners beware: unscrupulous or scam IP services are targeting you
For a number of years now, owners of different types of IP rights have been receiving unsolicited mail and invoices…Read More
To UPC, or not UPC: have you decided yet?
The Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is now expected to go live in early 2023. The…Read More
How do I decide whether to opt out of the Unified Patent Court?
The European Patent Office (EPO) and participating European Union countries are in the final stages of establishing the Unitary Patent…Read More