21st Apr 2022
The EPO has recently extended the pilot program for oral proceedings by videoconference (VICO) before opposition divisions until 31 December 2022. This means that opposition oral proceedings will continue to be held by VICO until the end of this year, unless there are serious reasons not to.
12th Apr 2022
Electric motors play the important role of converting electrical energy into mechanical energy, and are divided into two main sub-types based on the power source used. DC motors are designed to be powered by a DC source, whereas AC motors are designed to be powered by an AC source. Within these sub-types, a vast range of different types of motors exist. This insight will be analysing some of the different types of motors currently used in industry, as well as looking at the activity in this area by analysing patent publication statistics.
11th Apr 2022
Being part of the UPC means that a common court is used for patent litigation in UPC member states, whereas opting out of the UPC means that the relevant national courts in those states are used for patent litigation instead. As discussed below, there are benefits to opting in or opting out of the UPC – but the actions of third parties could solidify the choice of whether rights are enforced and defended before the UPC or national courts.
7th Apr 2022
The Administrative Committee of the UPC have published documents confirming, as expected, that UK-based European Patent Attorneys can directly represent clients before the UPC.
5th Apr 2022
The two year milestone since the UK’s first lockdown has recently passed. Looking back over this period, the speed and efficacy of vaccines and therapeutics reaching the clinic has been remarkable. But how has innovation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic been reflected in patent filings?
1st Apr 2022
Reddie & Grose is pleased announced a raft of promotions including the creation of two new Partners and a number of Senior Associates. These promotions, which take effect from 1 April 2022, recognise the talent and expertise in patent law across a range of market sectors.