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The UK and the Unitary Patent: Enhanced co-operation or the first shots in a phony war?

European Union, United Kingdom - November 29 2016 The UK government has confirmed its intention to push ahead with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. The announcement has taken...


The Importance of Design Rights

Ireland, United Kingdom - March 29 2016 At the recent Intellectual Property Law Conference, our own David Brophy discussed the importance of design rights within the wider landscape of...


G 314: clarity from the Enlarged Board

European Union - March 26 2015 About 70 of EPO oppositions involve the claims being amended. An opponent or an opposition division may wish to object that the claims are unclear...


3 strategies for dealing with the new EPO divisional rules

European Union - November 21 2013 We have learnt that the EPO is poised to repeal the controversial two-year time limit for filing divisional applications. New rules, which will once...