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Too big to pay - Has Shanks v Unilever changed the way the courts interpret ‘outstanding benefit’?

October 24 2019 On 23 October 2019, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment on whether Professor Ian Shanks is entitled to compensation under section 40 of the…

Accelerated prosecution of European patent applications - PACE

June 24 2019 Accelerating the prosecution of a patent application can be useful. The grant of a patent can be critical in terms of its value with regards to…

Second medical uses at the EPO

May 28 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of investigating the use of known medications for the treatment of new diseases. Given the long…

AI Meets IP: The patent challenge

October 1 2018 In the coming decades, machine learning is likely to be the primary driving force behind a Cambrian explosion of applications in robotics and…

EPO toughens stance on post-filed data

August 22 2017 An EPO Board of Appeal left the pharmaceutical sector much to ponder in February this year when it confirmed an earlier EPO Opposition Division’s…

Fast track your eco-friendly patents with the UKIPO’s Green Channel

October 12 2021 Did you know that the UKIPO offers accelerated processing for applications if the invention has an environmental benefit? This is via a scheme known…

Seven patent applications challenging the narrative for mental health; from VR therapy to “software as a drug”

October 11 2021 This World Mental Health day we look at seven patent applications relating to technological advances in mental health, and the impact of our digital…

Healthcare wearables - 5 useful things to know about patenting their use (part 1: diagnostic uses)

September 30 2021 In recent years there has been an explosion in the field of healthcare wearables; high-tech devices now range from patches, rings, watches and scarfs…

Solving in-house counsel challenges in European IP: Transatlantic teamwork

September 24 2021 We were delighted to have taken part in yesterday’s CenterForce IP East 2022: New Beginning’s Virtual Summit. The calibre of speakers and delegates…

The UPC: The latest news and a quick refresher

September 17 2021 Germany has recently moved forward on steps to bring the “Agreement on a Unified Patent Court” (UPC Agreement) into force, and the Unified Patent…