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3D printing and IP: Lessons from the EPO’s ‘Shaping Tomorrow’ conference

United Kingdom - September 7 2020 Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is one of the fastest growing areas at the EPO. From 2015-2018, its average annual growth…

Alex Epstein.

Santen ends Neurim-style SPCs

European Union, United Kingdom - July 14 2020 The wording of Article 3(d) of the SPC Regulation requires that the SPC application must rely on “the first authorisation to place the product on the…

Supreme Court Decision - Regeneron v Kymab [2020] UKSC 27

European Union, United Kingdom - June 25 2020 Who knew a mouse could cause so much trouble? The Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Regeneron v Kymab this week, ruling that the…

Caitlin Heard, Frances Denney.

European Patent Office - Coronavirus update

European Union - March 18 2020 In light of the ongoing coronavirus situation the EPO has issued guidance regarding its deadlines. Time periods expiring on or after the date of…

The Broad Institute’s CRISPR Patent Appeal at the EPO

European Union - May 15 2019 The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard owns several key patents related to the CRISPR technology. One such patent is EP2771468 (“EP ‘468”), which…