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European Patent Office Attacks its Examination Backlog

By Hugh Dunlop and Andrew van den Bent-K...

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Update on Bolar exemptions in Europe

By Dr. Edward Rainsford


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High Court throws out claim for loss under the ‘unlawful means’ tort

By Dr. Janet Strath

The UK High C...

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Unwired Planet v Huawei - the FRAND injunction

By James Cross

Having granted Un...

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Policy shapes the law as Court of Appeal considers KitKat

By Angela Fox and Dr. Janet Strath
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Compulsory Licensing under a Unitary Patent

By Hugh Dunlop

Expectations are h...

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EPO increases its output

By John Parkin

The European Paten...

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UK court rules on patentability of aesthetic creations

By James Cross and Oliver Poskett
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UK Court sets FRAND Rate for 4G SEPs

by Hugh Dunlop

The eagerl...

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World Trademark Review ranks Maucher Jenkins amongst top trademark firms 2017

We are very pleased to report that World...

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IP in the digital age: a tricky path ahead for pharma companies?

James Cross, Partner at Maucher Jenkins,...

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What now for the Unified Patents Court following the Brexit referendum?

The Unified Patents Court is to be a new...

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German Federal Court more pragmatic and less dogmatic than EPO

In Germany, the Federal Court of Justice...

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EPO guidelines on software claims

The EPO Guidelines are the main resource...

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Your one-stop-shop for intellectual property advice

With the shockwaves of the unexpected ou...

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Registration Of Granted UK Or EP(UK) Patents In Various Jurisdictions Worldwide

It is possible to obtain patent protecti...

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AIA Spike – consequences for PCT-national phase filings

There was a surge in filings of US paten...

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Design Crime: Back to the future or forwards to the past?

David Musker's article 'Design Crime: Ba...

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State of Progress - September 2013

Challenges to the Regulations


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Isolated DNA no longer patentable in the U.S.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued i...

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PayPal granted European patent for account verification

A decision of the European Patent Office...

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CJEU dismisses complaints by Spain and Italy against the Unitary patent

We reported at the end of 2012 that the ...

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Actavis Group HF v. Eli Lilly and Company

Patents Court Decision of 27th November ...

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Can a Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) be obtained for a previously marketed active ingredient?

Opinion of Advocate General of 3rd May 2...

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CJEU Decision of 24th November 2011 on Supplementary Protection Certificates

With their Decision of 24th November 201...

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What's In a Name for "Brand Kate"?

Come rain or shine, this month's royal w...

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EPO Rule Changes (April 2010)

The European Patent Office has passed ce...

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Judgement of the General Court of 10 February 2010 in O2 GmbH & Co. OHG v OHIM

In this case the General Court had to co...

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UK-IPO Abandons Trademark Watchdog Role

On 1 October 2007, the UK-IPO ceased obj...

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