An enjoyable day spent with trainee examiners from the UK Intellectual Property Office and examiners from the Japanese Patent Office.
Insights: February 2019
Unitary patent: we provide an overview of the current status of the UPC system and what we might expect to happen in the coming year.
An EPO Board of Appeal has referred the question of double-patenting to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA).
A recent decision by the EPO Technical Boards of Appeal (TBA) departed from previous boards on how the novelty of the increased purity of a known compound is to be assessed.
The oil and gas industry values, and is placing a greater emphasis on IP. But how should these valued IP assets be protected?
Although Supreme obtained trade mark protection in some of the main countries of interest to the business, it did not obtain trade mark protection in others. This left the window open for Supreme Italia to swoop in and obtain some trade mark protection of their own.
Infringement case involving the trade mark BUTLERS IN THE BUFF.
Embodiments of a mechanical invention may be easier to explain and understand as a drawing compared to a lengthy description. The European Patent Office (EPO) considers good quality drawings as very important for the correct disclosure of an invention.