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Chapman IP retains its coveted Legal 500 tier position

We are delighted to have retained our tier position in the respected Legal 500 rankings, published on Monday 29th October. This ranking is a testament to a stirling team effort by all attorneys, paralegals and support staff, as well as the unwavering support of our clients. Helga Chapman commented: “I’m extremely proud of our continued […]

UK introduces changes to patent fees

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has recently announced changes to the UK patent fees. These changes follow a consultation period in 2017 and introduce some new fees as well as increasing existing fees. The changes will enter into force for UK patent applicants on 6 April 2018. The changes related to filing, search, examination […]

Accelerated Examination at the EPO

One of the most frequent enquiries concerning the European Patent Office (EPO) is the speed at which patent applications are examined.  It is not unusual for patent applications to remain pending at the EPO for several years, especially if the subject of the invention lies in a popular field, such as telecommunications or chemical compositions. […]

The Patentability Of Computer-Implemented Inventions

In recent years, machine learning and so-called ‘artificial intelligence’ systems have once again come into the spotlight.  As ever, patent law both in the UK and around the world has developed to keep pace with and encourage these emerging technologies. The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and the UK courts are often guided by decisions […]

Patent Box scheme provides reduced corporation tax on patent-related profit

Many companies have made claims under the Patent Box scheme that was initially introduced in April 2013.  The measures aim to provide a boost for innovative businesses within the UK, and Patent Box provides companies generating profit from patented inventions with the benefit of a 10% rate of corporation tax in relation to their patent-related profit. […]

UK Patent Fast Track

When handling applications before the European Patent Office (EPO) we frequently encounter enquires regarding the speed of examination.  While the EPO has recently increased the speed at which it conducts examination, individual national patent applications are still the fastest method of progressing an application to grant. In the UK, accelerating prosecution of a patent application […]

PCT and Foreign Patent Applications – Factsheet

A UK patent can be enforced only in relation to commercial activities which take place in the UK. If you wish your invention to be protected overseas, then it is necessary to file patent applications abroad. In many cases overseas patent applications are filed at the end of a “priority year” which starts with the […]

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