The UK government yesterday announced that they had ratified the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court. This means that we are just waiting for German ratification, and then the Unified Patent Court, and with it the granting of Unitary Patents across Europe, can begin.
Insights: April 2018
The theme of this years WIPD is “Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity”. In a statement, WIPO Director Francis Gurry explains that the day is for “celebrating the talents and accomplishments of women inventors and creators around the globe”.
Advocate General, Melchior Wathelet, published his opinion on Cadbury’s on-going invalidity action against Nestlé’s ‘4-finger KitKat’ 3D EU trade mark.
The UK Court of Appeal has reversed Mr Justice Carr’s finding in the High Court that Regeneron’s patent EP1360287, and its divisional EP2264163, were insufficient.
Regeneron v Kymab – Part II: Interpretation and Infringement
The University of Portsmouth and the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced that they had engineered an improved enzyme capable of digesting and breaking down plastics.
Reddie & Grose Partner, Paul Loustalan and Senior Associate, Dale Carter will be presenting an MBL seminar titled Conducting Effective IP Due Dilligence – A Toolkit of Key Principles on 12 October 2018 in London.
Chinese patent applications contribute to a record year according to WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization.