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Is the EU ready for the European Unitary Patent?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union
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  • April 25 2013

With World IP day fast approaching, we now turn our focus to patents. A patent protects new inventions and covers how things work, how they do it

An EU patent court for London

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • February 22 2013

The members of the European Union have been trying to agree on a unified patent for around forty years. The EU has managed to agree on a Community

European Patent Office rules on public availability of e-mails

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union
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  • August 24 2012

The Technical Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office ("EPO") has ruled that the content of an e-mail transmitted via the internet could not form part of the "prior art" under the European Patent Convention ("EPC"

Counting sheep? No longer any need

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • August 16 2012

On 19 July 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its ruling in Case C 13011 Neurim Pharmaceuticals (1991) Ltd v Comptroller-General of Patents regarding whether or not a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) granted to Hoescht in relation to a patent for a melatonin product, Regulin, which assisted in regulating sheep’s breeding activities precluded an SPC being granted to extend the term of a later patent granted to Neurim for another melatonin product, Circadin, used in the treatment of insomnia (in humans

Decisions, divisions and deletion: a week in the life of the European Unitary Patent London, Paris, Munich

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union
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  • July 13 2012

On Friday, 29 June the European Council summit appeared to have reached an agreement on the project of creating the EU Unitary Patent and corresponding court system

Stem cells confirmed too potent to patent in EU

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • November 18 2011

On 10 March 2011, Advocate General Bot delivered his opinion in relation to Case C-3410, a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) from the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) in Oliver Brüstle v Greenpeace eV

Advocate General issues opinion on supplementary protection certifications

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • May 19 2011

Advocate General Mengozzi has given his opinion on the questions referred to the European Court of Justice by the UK courts in April 2009 in relation to Synthon BV v Merz Pharma GmbH

Stem cells too potent to patent?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union
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  • March 31 2011

On Thursday 10 March 2011, Advocate General Bot delivered his opinion in relation to Case C-3410, a reference to the European Union Court of Justice from the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) in Oliver Brüstle v Greenpeace eV

Patently easier - European patents applications streamlined

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 20 2011

The new year has started with good news for UK patent holders looking to extend their patent protection to the EU