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Double patenting: legal fact or fiction? (G4/19)

European Union, United Kingdom - June 25 2021 The concept of double patenting will be familiar to those working in the patent field. It occurs when two different patents in the same jurisdiction…

Alex Epstein

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…

Frances Denney, Caitlin Heard

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…