Much has been said in recent times about the coming of the fourth industrial revolution and its impact, and blockchain will likely form a key part of that revolution. Similarly, there has been a lot of hype and excitement around the implementations of blockchain, from the plethora of cryptocurrencies to registries of the identity of individuals or the ownership of high end goods
Insights: January 2019
Concise guide to Brexit and intellectual property
Brexit and intellectual property – a guide
Brexit and intellectual property – FAQs in detail
We take a closer look at the pending referral by the EPO President to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) on the question of “inadmissible” or “late filed” appeals. This case involves an interesting and complex interplay of linguistic analysis, legislative intention and, dare we say it, EPO politics.
We explore the reasoning behind the use of animal models, the acknowledged limitations of animal data for predicting treatment effects in humans and the approach taken by the EPO in assessing whether such data can be used to demonstrate a medical use invention.
Many of our clients are startup companies who are looking to secure funding from investors to help them develop to a point at which they can ‘exit’. Typically this may involve a buyout from a larger company.There are three core categories of an effective patent strategy that may be scrutinised by investors or potential buyers:
The Directive (2015/2436) was designed, in part, to make trade mark law across the EU fit for the digital age. It causes, as of today, some important changes to UK trade mark law and is something quite separate from any Brexit-based reforms.