The UKIPO has adopted a number of procedures to provide applicants with a good idea of the chance of successful grant within the first few months from filing. This early certainty is helpful when utilising PPH and managing a global family of patents. The EPO is also well-known for its rigorous approach to the examination […]
A recent decision of the EBoA (Enlarged Board of Appeal) has brought clarity to an area of European Patent Law in limbo from a referral to the EBoA back in 2015, and to decisions dating from 2010. The issue relates to an application (let’s call it A2) that includes a generic “OR” claim or one […]
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has announced a further set of rule changes that take effect from 6 April 2017. We provide a summary of the changes below, and here is the UK IPO notice concerning all of the rule changes.
Immortalised as a perennial icon of the motoring industry and a prime example of British engineering at its finest, production of the Land Rover Defender finally came to an end in January 2016. Spanning almost 70 years, the Defender had been the longest-running production car in existence.
The UK Government has announced its plan to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA), thus giving the first signal as to its intentions on this issue following the result of the referendum to leave the EU. This marks a step towards the creation of a Unitary Patent for Europe and a Unified Patent Court.