News & Briefing Notes

Patent Term Extension in the UK post Brexit

Posted 8 December 2020

Update on Supplementary Protection certificates (SPCs)

Address for service for UK patent rights from 1 January 2021

Posted 1 December 2020

Changes to UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) Patent Practise

Medical Inventions and Limits of Protection

Posted 26 October 2020

EPO clarifies what medical methods are excluded from patent protection

Research Conflicts of Interest

Posted 12 August 2020

Conflicts of interest when Publishing research – What does this mean and how should you respond?

The UK Supreme Court reaffirms a strict approach to Sufficiency

Posted 2 July 2020

The UK Supreme Court reaffirms a strict approach to Sufficiency

Digital Evidence at WIPO

Posted 27 May 2020

WIPO acting as a time-stamping authority

Patentability of plants and animal products at the EPO

Posted 26 May 2020

The EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal confirms that plants and animal products produced by essentially biological processes are not patentable.

Plausibility at the EPO

Posted 26 April 2020

The EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal confirms that the assessment of plausibility and obviousness require different tests.