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Clarity from the European Patent Office Enlarged Board of Appeal?
  • Potter Clarkson LLP
  • European Union
  • June 26 2015

After years of slowly diverging case law, in a move that helps patent proprietors, the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office has


EPO Select Committee chooses “true TOP 4” proposal for UP annuity fees
  • Marks & Clerk
  • European Union
  • June 25 2015

On 24 June 2015, the Select Committee of the Administrative Council of the EPO endorsed the "true TOP 4" proposal for the annuity fees payable after


Unitary patent: European Patent Office adopts 'True Top 4' unitary patent renewal fee
  • D Young & Co
  • European Union
  • June 25 2015

On Wednesday 24 June 2015 the Select Committee of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Office (EPO) decided to adopt the 'True Top 4'


La actividad inventiva como requisito de patentabilidad
  • Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados
  • European Union, Spain
  • June 23 2015

La reciente Sentencia del Tribunal Supremo (Sala de lo Civil, Sección 1.ª) núm. 1822015, de 14 de abril del 2015, ha formulado interesantes


Searching of computer-implemented inventions at the EPO
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • June 22 2015

In the field of computer-implemented inventions it can be frustrating for Applicants when the EPO refuses to conduct a meaningful search for prior


The EPO's undisclosed disclaimers trapa possible way out
  • Jones Day
  • European Union
  • June 22 2015

In its decision G 103, the jurisdiction of the European Patent Office ("EPO"), in particular the Enlarged Board of Appeal, has developed a


Standard essential patents
  • Rouse
  • European Union
  • June 19 2015

The concept of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) is new to India. It became part of Patent lawyers and court's vocabulary about three years ago when


What is a product? It depends on the purpose
  • Grünecker
  • European Union
  • June 17 2015

Supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) are intended to compensate patentees that own patents to pharmaceuticals or plant protection products


Protecting personalised medicine at the EPO
  • NLO
  • European Union
  • June 17 2015

Under Article 54(5) of the European Patent Convention (EPC) 2000, known substances or compositions are deemed to be novel if they are intended for


The patentability of stem cells in Europe
  • VO Patents & Trademarks
  • European Union
  • June 17 2015

Stem cells have several applications with the potential for commercialisation. These range from unique services for customers (eg, a cell-based