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Could Description Amendments Made During Prosecution at the European Patent Office Affect U.S. Litigation?

European Union, USA - November 30 2021 Earlier this year, the European Patent Office (EPO) updated some of its Guidelines for Examination in a way that potentially could affect U.S. patent…

William Neer

German Constitutional Court Provides a Green Light for the UPC to Proceed

European Union, Germany - July 9 2021 In a decision issued earlier today, the German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) rejected applications for injunctions to prevent…

Nicholas Fox

Double Patenting Is Grounds for Refusal Against European Patent Applications Says EPO in G4/19

European Union - July 1 2021 Last week, the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) confirmed in G4/19 that a European patent application can be refused for ‘double patenting’ despite the…

Matthew Havron

The Do’s and Don’ts of Videoconference Oral Proceedings

European Union, USA - April 19 2021 As many will be aware, there is a challenge to the legality of videoconference Oral Proceedings pending at the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal (G…

K. Victoria Barker, Ph.D.

Subject-Matter Eligibility at the EPO: Life Sciences

European Union, USA - January 25 2021 Subject-matter eligibility at the USPTO for life sciences inventions can be a minefield, and in recent years, numerous articles and webinars have…

K. Victoria Barker, Ph.D.