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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 2014

patent issues Autumn 2014


Highlights this month

  • EPO Clamp Down on Invention-Switching
  • UK Court Expands File-Wrapper Estoppel, but not doctrine of equivalents - Actavis v Eli Lilly 
  • Concern over Computer Interoperability Exclusion in Unitary Patent Court Agreement
  • Patenting Software in China
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EPO Clamp Down on Invention-Switching

Readers may recall from our Autumn 2012 and 2013 editions of this newsletter that we have been railing against amendments to the EPO Guidelines that do not allow an appli...

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UK Court Expands File-Wrapper Estoppel, but not Do...

The decision in the case of Actavis v Eli Lilly was handed down by the High Court on 15 May 2014. This rather lengthy decision by Mr Justice Arnold touches on a multitude...

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Concern over Computer Interoperability Exclusion i...

The Unitary Patent Court (UPC) Agreement, entered into by all EU states bar Spain and Poland, sets out the rights that will be conferred by a Unitary Patent and the exc...

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Patenting Software in China

​ As in many other jurisdictions, China does not allow computer programs as such to be patented, but does not rule out patentability for inventions related to computer p...

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news

EPO Clamp Down on Invention-Switching

Readers may recall from our Autumn 2012 and 2013 editions of this newsletter that we have been railing against amendments to the EPO Guidelines that do not allow an appli...

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UK Court Expands File-Wrapper Estoppel, but not Do...

The decision in the case of Actavis v Eli Lilly was handed down by the High Court on 15 May 2014. This rather lengthy decision by Mr Justice Arnold touches on a multitude...

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Concern over Computer Interoperability Exclusion i...

The Unitary Patent Court (UPC) Agreement, entered into by all EU states bar Spain and Poland, sets out the rights that will be conferred by a Unitary Patent and the exc...

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epo & Europe

What's going on at the EPO; Schemes and Statistics...

"Statistics are like a bikini; what they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital” (Aaron Levenstein) Aaron Levenstein’s famous remark rings painfully true...

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION: is a Standard Essential Paten...

The European Commission does not often take decisions in the field of patent law. This article reports a noteworthy decision rendered on 29 April 2014 against Motorola ...

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UK

Expansion of UK 'Bolar' Exemption

On 1 October 2014, a new legislative order is due to come into effect in the UK which will broaden the so-called 'Bolar' exemption provisions such that trials of innovati...

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Motorola Sue Microsoft but invention is obvious

Motorola sued Microsoft before the High Court for infringement of European Patent (UK) No 0847654 which related to synchronization of messages between multiple two-way pa...

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UKIPO Takes Action Against Renewal Fee Scammers

In May, the UKIPO filed a claim for passing off at the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court against the persons behind the companies trading as “Patent and Trade Mark O...

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IPO'S PATENT OPINIONS SERVICE TO EXPAND IN OCTOBER...

The Patent Opinions Service was introduced by the IPO in 2005 to offer businesses an assessment service in relation to the validity or infringement of patents.  Th...

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INTERNATIONAL

Patenting Software in China

​ As in many other jurisdictions, China does not allow computer programs as such to be patented, but does not rule out patentability for inventions related to computer p...

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JENKINS NEWS

Jenkins IP Consulting (Beijing) Co. Ltd.

The Partners of Jenkins are pleased to announce the formation of Jenkins IP Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd. a Chinese company wholly owned by the firm and managed by Jenki...

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Welcome

Welcome Jenkins is delighted to welcome three new professionals to the Patents team.  Chris Harrison is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney a...

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Congratulations!

Congratulations are in order for both Olivier Martinez and Stuart Rowlands who become Associates.  Congratulations are also due to Haydn Lambert and Terri Parish who...

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