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Insights: G1/15: Enlarged Board issues full decision on partial priority referral

European Union - February 14 2017 We previously reported the order of the Enlarged Board of Appeal in referral G1/15. The generous view of partial priority adopted by the Enlarged…

Insights: No more poison - the Enlarged Board take a generous view of partial priority

European Union - November 30 2016 Although the eagerly anticipated decision is not yet available, the order of the Enlarged Board of Appeal in referral G1/15 is now available on the…

UK to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement

European Union, United Kingdom - November 28 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe, UK Minister of State for Intellectual Property, has just announced that the UK is proceeding with preparations to ratify the…

Is there a place for a post-Brexit UK in the Unitary Patent system?

European Union, United Kingdom - October 13 2016 Following the 23 June 2016 referendum, when the people of the UK voted to leave the EU (Brexit), there have been many questions posed regarding the…

Hugh Thompson

Important change in the recording of an assignment at the EPO

European Union - September 22 2016 With immediate effect, the European Patent Office will now only record an assignment of rights in a European patent application or European patent if…

David Wortley