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UNITARY PATENT

In 2012 Member States and the European Parliament agreed on the "patent package" - a legislative initiative consisting of two...

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Patent Issues Autumn 2015

patent issues Autumn 2015


Highlights this Issue

  • Unified Patent Court on Course to Open at the Start of 2017

  • Innovate UK Runs Quarterly Innovation Voucher Lottery

  • US Courts Less Open to Patenting Diagnostic Methods than EPO

  • MBJ Holds ipDay on Island in the Beautiful Bodensee

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Unified Patent Court on Course to Open at the Star...

In preparation for the Unified Patent Court Agreement coming into force, a protocol has been agreed and drawn up for signature among participating states for establishmen...

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Innovate UK Runs Quarterly Innovation Voucher Lott...

Innovate UK is part of the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It is a 250-person organisation with the stated aim of funding, supporting and connecting in...

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US Courts Less Open to Patenting Diagnostic Method...

Sequenom, Inc., owned patent US6,258,540 (‘540) which describes a method of using foetal DNA isolated from the maternal blood stream to determine various factors about th...

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MBJ holds ipDay on island in the beautiful Bodense...

On July 1st, 2015, Maucher Börjes Jenkins held its third ipDay on the lovely island of Reichenau situated in the Lower Lake Constance. This year, twenty participants from...

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news

Court of Justice of the EU Slaps Down Commission a...

The CJEU, in its landmark judgement of 16 July 2015 in Case C 170/13 between Huawei and ZTE (on referral in March 2013 from the Düsseldorf Landgericht), came down firmly ...

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Unified Patent Court on Course to Open at the Star...

In preparation for the Unified Patent Court Agreement coming into force, a protocol has been agreed and drawn up for signature among participating states for establishmen...

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Virtual Patent Marking

Recent changes to UK patent law allow “virtual marking” or “webmarking” of products using a web address, pointing potential infringers to a webpage listing details of pat...

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epo

New, Quicker Option to Amend European Patent Appli...

For many years, patent offices in Europe and the courts have sought to grant and uphold patent protection for inventions which are made through the discovery of the new u...

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Unitary Patent Renewal Fees

On 24 June, the Select Committee of the EPO responsible for the unitary patent approved a level of renewal fees for this new type of patent that will be equivalent to the...

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You Can Now Switch to an Unsearched Invention on E...

An updated Rule 164(2) EPC has come into effect, allowing further searches in the European Regional Phase of a PCT application for which the EPO was the International Sea...

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UPC

UPC Rule Changes in the 18th Draft Include Relaxat...

The 18th draft Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court have been published by the Unified Patent Court Preparatory Committee. Changes to the Rules since the 17th ...

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UK

Second Medical Uses - When is a Drug Prescribed "F...

Following up on a report in our Spring edition of Patent issues (Bio Special Edition), Mr Justice Arnold’s judgement ([2015] EWHC 2548 (Pat)) has now been published. As a...

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Innovate UK Runs Quarterly Innovation Voucher Lott...

Innovate UK is part of the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It is a 250-person organisation with the stated aim of funding, supporting and connecting in...

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Germany

Patenting Mathematical Methods in Germany

The German Federal Supreme Court has extended its existing jurisprudence on the patentability of programs for computers under paragraphs 1 (3) and (4) PatG to allow a cla...

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​US

US Courts Less Open to Patenting Diagnostic Method...

Sequenom, Inc., owned patent US6,258,540 (‘540) which describes a method of using foetal DNA isolated from the maternal blood stream to determine various factors about th...

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Jenkins News

Jenkins Selected for EP Grant in Face of Competiti...

We are pleased to report that in a recent competitive tender for the process of validating granted European patents across Europe, we have been successful in seeing off c...

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MBJ holds ipDay on island in the beautiful Bodense...

On July 1st, 2015, Maucher Börjes Jenkins held its third ipDay on the lovely island of Reichenau situated in the Lower Lake Constance. This year, twenty participants from...

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Out and About

Exam Congratulations Congratulations to Edward Rainsford and Fiona Kellas for passing their Chartered Institute of Patent Attorney (CIPA) exams – they are now Chartere...

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