What do the Seychelles, Fiji and Bermuda all have in common? As well as being excellent holiday destinations, it may be possible to extend a UK patent to all of these countries. A UK patent automatically covers England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as you would imagine. Additionally, a UK patent automatically extends to the […]
Insights: May 2016
The eligibility of computer implemented inventions remains a hot topic in the US especially following the Supreme Court decision in Alice Corporation Pty Ltd v CLS Bank International et al. (Alice v CLS) of 19 June 2014 (see our earlier blogs). This decision asks as many questions as it gives answers. Practitioners and applicants alike […]
During one their recent meetings, the Italian Council of Ministers approved the draft bill for the ratification and implementation of the agreement on the creation of the Unified Patent Court (UPC). In their press release of 29th April 2016, the Council of Ministers expressed the view that a quick ratification process will allow Italy to […]
The USPTO has issued updated guidance regarding eligibility of subject matter related to natural products, in particular, diagnostic methods, in the light of the 2013 Myriad decision and the Prometheus decision. The updated “Subject Matter Eligibility Examples: Life Sciences” can be found here. This includes additional examples 28 to 33 which give guidance on eligibility of claims […]
Buying a car is a tricky business. With so many flavours to chose from, (if you are like me) the process is likely to involve hours of painstaking research and analysis before a decision can be made. Then changed. Then remade. Happily, deciding how that car might run has always been fairly painless. Petrol, or […]
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