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Common pitfalls for med-tech innovators and how to avoid them

USA - February 8 2018 A common problem for innovators, and not just in the medical technology area, is not knowing enough about what has already been developed. If your…

EPO Enlarged Board decides on Partial Priority

European Union - December 2 2016 We have written previously in January 2015 and in June 2016 about the case G 1/15 before the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office…

Gaming Technology for Patenting Inventions

United Kingdom, USA - November 25 2016 Gaming technology has come a long way in the past four decades, developing from the earliest two-dimensional video games such as Pong in 1972 to the…

Disclaimers face an uncertain future at the EPO: new Enlarged Board referral

European Union - November 4 2016 If claim 1 of a patent application or patent encompasses subject matter in the prior art, something has to be done about it. Usually this means…

EPO Enlarged Board hearing on partial priority

European Union - June 9 2016 A key referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office has been under consideration, on the question of what happens if a…