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Notarisation and legalisation

August 19 2013 Notarisation and legalisation are forms of legal certification which certify that a document or a signature is authentic or a true copy. Intellectual…

Teva's colourless Copaxone patents found to be novel and inventive

June 2 2015 In a decision dated 21 May 2015, Mr Justice Birss found Teva's patents EP(UK) 2177528 and 2361924, relating to processes for the production of…

Beware of patent exhaustion - contrasts between EU and US

July 3 2017 A recent landmark decision by the US Supreme court significantly affects the rights of patent holders. It also places the US in stark contrast to the…

Brexit impact on European patent strategy

June 15 2016 With the referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union (EU) only a week away, our thoughts turn to how a possible Brexit would…

Breakthrough diagnostic invention deemed unpatentable - where is US patent law heading?

October 14 2015 A non-invasive prenatal diagnostic test was recently held to be unpatentable in the US because the Federal Court judges considered the diagnostic…

SPC's - Swiss courts criticise CJEU and confirm more liberal approach to combination products

October 26 2017 When is a product "protected" by a patent? This seemingly mundane question has proven highly contentious and has led to a never-ending series of…

Scottish UPC legislation approved - where next for UK ratification of the UPC Agreement?

October 26 2017 On Wednesday this week, the Scottish Parliament approved the draft legislation required for the UPC Agreement to come into effect by conferring…

Changes to EPO Guidelines: Key points for patent applicants to note

October 26 2017 The European Patent Office (EPO) has published a revised version of its Guidelines for Examination, which will come into effect on 1 November 2017…

Further delays to UPC timetable

October 25 2017 Germany's ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement has been delayed further after the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht…

ResearchGate - the ongoing debate about the liability of website operators for copyright infringement

October 25 2017 The American Chemical Society (ACS) and fellow scientific publisher, Elsevier, have filed a lawsuit in Germany against the popular online platform…