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G 1/19 - EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal Decides on Inventiveness of Computer-Implemented Simulations

European Union - March 30 2021 The European Patent Office (EPO) published its decision to the highly anticipated G 0001/19 on March 10, 2021. It was the first time the EPO has held…

David Wraige, Elijah Lewis.

Brexit Readiness: Possible Key Impacts of the Conclusion of the Transition Period on 31 December 2020

European Union, United Kingdom - December 3 2020 On 31 January 2020, the UK left the European Union and entered a transition period that is due to end at 11:00 pm GMT on 31 December 2020. At this…

Amy Collins, Andrew Linch, Ann Bevitt, Ben Shribman, Carol Holley, Chris Coulter, Chris Stack, Christine Graham, Claire Temple, David Wilson, David Wraige, James Maton, John Wilkinson, Juan Nascimbene, Leo Spicer-Phelps, Mark Everiss, Natasha Kaye, Nicola Maguire, Reshma David, Sam Tacey.

EPO: Plants and Plant Materials Not Patentable if Exclusively Obtained by Essentially Biological Process

European Union - May 29 2020 A recent opinion issued by the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) of the European Patent Office (EPO) has established that plants and plant materials…

Chris Holly, Daniel Knauss, Marcelo Pomeranz, Steve Cuss.

UKIPO Extends Deadlines in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

European Union, United Kingdom - March 30 2020 In response to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), which is the official government body responsible for…

Martin Henshall, Nick Bolter.

EPO Extends Most Deadlines in Response to COVID‑19 Pandemic

European Union - March 20 2020 The European Patent Office has announced that it will be extending some deadlines to 17 April 2020, and that this date may be further extended. The…

Steve Cuss.