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    Knowledge Bank

Keen to help our clients keep up with the ever-changing field of patents and trade marks, we produce a series of guides and briefing papers on the topics which we feel will be of most use to you. If there’s something in particular you would like to see covered here, please get in touch and let us know.

 

Early Certainty of Patentability

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 […]

EBoA decision at last

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 […]

DEFENDER blocks off-roader

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.

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