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Proposed SPC export manufacturing waiver - effects in Ireland
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • July 17 2018

A proposed “export manufacturing waiver” (waiver) relating to supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) for medicinal products has been published

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

Certainty on Brexit implications for EU Trade Marks and Designs moves closer. FRKelly’s Niamh Hall and Adam Flynn examine the Brexit state of play for IP owners
  • FRKelly
  • United Kingdom, European Union, Ireland
  • June 12 2018

There has been much discussion in recent times on Brexit and its likely implications for intellectual property. Now that the draft Withdrawal

Patent 101: 5 Tips for Protecting Your Idea
  • FRKelly
  • Ireland
  • May 3 2016

Many entrepreneurs and inventors ignore the general rules of patent filing when commencing business operations and pitching to investors. What they

EPO “Search for Life” in the pipeline
  • FRKelly
  • Global
  • February 10 2015

In June 2014, the Global dossier service was launched by the EPO and is available through Espacenet providing access to more filewrappers for

UKIPO Patent Fees Increasing from 6th April 2018
  • FRKelly
  • United Kingdom
  • January 3 2018

The UKIPO will have some new and increased official fees for UK patent applications being introduced from next April. The basic details are as

Patenting natural products in the US and Europe the divide grows
  • FRKelly
  • USA, European Union
  • May 21 2014

In 1996, Dolly the Sheep made headlines all over the world. Dolly the Sheep was the first mammal to have been cloned from an adult cell using somatic

Can you benefit from the UK Patent Box regime?
  • FRKelly
  • United Kingdom, Ireland
  • November 15 2013

The new Patent Box regime will apply a 10 rate of corporation tax, broadly to profits derived from patented products and processes, phased in over

Searching of computer-implemented inventions at the EPO
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • June 22 2015

In the field of computer-implemented inventions it can be frustrating for Applicants when the EPO refuses to conduct a meaningful search for prior