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EPO publishes 2018 revision of Guidelines for Examination directed to computer-implemented inventions

European Union - October 10 2018 The EPO has recently published the 2018 revision to its Guidelines for Examination, which are generally updated annually to take into account…

UK Government launches consultation on role of MHRA post-Brexit and confirms commitment to underwrite Horizon 2020 funding

United Kingdom - October 4 2018 The UK Government has today launched a consultation on the role of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) post-Brexit “seeking…

Brexit “no deal” technical notices published on Patents, Trade marks, Designs, Copyright, GIs, and Exhaustion of rights

European Union - September 25 2018 The latest tranche of “no deal” technical notices was released yesterday afternoon by the UK Government. Amongst them are several notices that…

EU Digital Copyright Directive - European Parliament adopts amended text

European Union - September 14 2018 In the second reading of the Digital Copyright Directive by the European Parliament on 12 September 2018, the controversial Articles 11 and 13 were…

Brexit “No Deal” Technical Notes - lots for the life sciences sector to think about

European Union, United Kingdom - August 29 2018 The UK Government issued the first batch of its Brexit “No Deal” Technical Notes on 23 August 2018. These are designed to provide guidance to…

Bulgaria ratifies the Protocol on Provisional Application of the UPC Agreement but delays still in store for the UPC

Bulgaria - August 21 2018 On 24 July Bulgaria ratified the Protocol on Provisional Application of the UPC Agreement (Protocol). Four more ratifications/declarations are needed…

Intellectual Property and Cyber Security issues considered in UK Government White Paper on the future UK-EU relationship

European Union, United Kingdom - July 13 2018 The UK Government’s White Paper detailing its proposal for the future relationship between the UK and the EU (published on 12 July 2018) includes a…

Trade Secrets - added protection in force

European Union - June 18 2018 The Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc.) Regulations 2018 (the “Regulations”) came into force on 9 June 2018 and transpose Directive (EU) 2016/943 (the…

UKSC judgment in Cartier - who pays for website blocking orders?

European Union, United Kingdom - June 13 2018 In a blow for rights-holders, the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) has today decided that ISPs should not bear the implementation costs for website blocking…

Changes to the SPC regime? The EU Commission proposal

European Union - June 13 2018 The European Commission issued a proposal on 28 May 2018 to change the rules around Supplementary Protection Certificates (Regulation (EC) 469/2009)…