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Is there a way to patent stem cells in Europe?

  • FRKelly
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  • European Union
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  • April 14 2014

It's no news that the European Patent Convention (EPC) does not allow European Patents to be granted in respect of biotechnological inventions

Uncertainty remains over medical device SPCs in Europe

  • EIP
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  • European Union
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  • April 10 2014

The UK Intellectual Property Office has refused to grant an SPC for a medical device, as noted in the decision BL O14114. Whilst those aware of the

Propiedad industrial

  • Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados
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  • European Union
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  • April 10 2014

La Decisión del Consejo de Administración de la Oficina Europea de Patentes (OEP), de 16 de octubre del 2013, en materia de divisionales, que

Enlarged Board of Appeal referral challenging clarity of post-grant amendments

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • April 9 2014

Lack of clarity is not a ground for opposition before the EPO, but can be raised against amendments filed during the opposition proceedings. In

European Union: Unitary Patent system

  • Schoenherr
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  • European Union
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  • April 8 2014

Nowadays, the protection of a patent can be obtained by using the following routes: national route, by filing a national patent application directly

EPO fees - appeal and divisional fees now in effect

  • D Young & Co
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  • European Union
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  • April 7 2014

Inflation adjusted EPO fees will increase by an average of about 4.3, although the European Search Fee will rise by about 10.3 (to EUR 1285) in

Shaking things up - guide to recent EPO changes of procedure

  • D Young & Co
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • April 7 2014

There has been a fair amount of procedural change at the European Patent Office (EPO) recently. As a guide for applicants, here we summarise ten of

Apple v Samsung - the impact of the central limitation of European patents on existing litigation

  • D Young & Co
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • April 7 2014

From 13 December 2007, it became possible for a patentee to seek a 'central limitation' (or even revocation) of a granted European patent. If

Big data - the route to patentability in Europe

  • D Young & Co
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • April 7 2014

Our world is becoming increasingly connected. We can order products from online retailers and track the package from the moment it is loaded into the

T 222110 - EPO confirms the extent of G 0206

  • D Young & Co
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  • European Union
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  • April 7 2014

Over the past 18 months we have reported on the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJ) decision in Brüstle v Greenpeace (C-3410) which