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.
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.