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Changes in European Patent Office practice following findings of lack of unity
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • April 20 2017

A recent change in European Patent Office (EPO) practice is a further, welcome example of applicant-friendly procedures being implemented by the EPO


The new European patent legal system infographic
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • January 5 2015

25 EU Member States signed the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement in February 2013, laying the foundations for a Court common to all participating


Added subject matter in Europe: do the new EPO Guidelines of 1 November 2014 suggest a more relaxed approach?
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • October 31 2014

Patent practitioners in Europe and elsewhere will be very familiar with Article 123(2) EPC, which states that: The European patent application or


Recording Transfers at the European Patent Office
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • December 5 2016

The latest European Patent Office (EPO) Guidelines for Examination have been issued including an important update regarding the recordation of


EPO Fee Changes - April 2018
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • April 13 2018

The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced a series of fee changes which came into effect on 1 April 2018. It is to be noted firstly that the EPO


When is an infringing act not an infringement?
  • FRKelly
  • European Union, Ireland
  • November 3 2014

In Europe, the Research Exemption or Safe Harbour is referred to as the "Bolar" Exemption and is a statutory defence to patent infringement to permit


How the development of naturally-derived inventions has become a more complicated affair
  • FRKelly
  • USA
  • July 8 2015

Inventors in the fields of biology and biotechnology will no doubt be familiar with the decisions of the US Supreme Court to exclude naturally


The structure of the Unified Patent Court
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • January 21 2015

The first installment in this series on the Unified Patent Court (UPC) provided an overview of some of the key elements of the UPC. This second


To opt-out, or not to opt-out, that is the question
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • February 18 2015

The third article in this series considered the significance of Ireland hosting a local division of the Unified Patent Court (UPC). This fourth


Interpretation of “adapted to” by the UKIPO (UK Intellectual Property Office)
  • FRKelly
  • United Kingdom
  • August 4 2015

Due to a recent patent decision, the UKIPO has amended the Manual of Patent Practice (the "instruction manual for UK Patent Examiners") so that the