Gamma/delta T cells emerge as an untapped resource for cancer immunotherapy

Eliot Ward

Eliot Ward
06 Dec 2019

Third lymphocyte lineage shows its mettle

B lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that is responsible for antibody production, have been at the heart.

3 R's for sustainability of the battery industry

Joseph Newcombe

Joseph Newcombe
05 Dec 2019

Zero-carbon transport and energy production are set to grow under the shadow of global warming and improved battery technology is going to be a key.

Rubik’s Cube trade mark in puzzling General Court decision

Pollyanna Savva

Pollyanna Savva
04 Dec 2019

This article was originally published on the CITMA website. View the original article here.

Ruling confirms that the ground for refusal may apply even.

The Aboriginal flag dispute in focus: who owns the right to use?

Kate O'Rourke

Kate O'Rourke
02 Dec 2019

The Australian government is considering whether to compulsorily acquire the rights to use the Aboriginal flag on public policy grounds. Kate O'Rourke.

Australian innovation patent system - the end is near

William Hey

William Hey
28 Nov 2019

The Australian innovation patent system is on its last legs, which could spell bad news for SMEs and private inventors. Last month, the Australian.

Biomarkers come of age

Anna Mudge

Anna Mudge
27 Nov 2019

A biomarker, an amalgamation of the term ‘biological marker’, is a measurable indicator of a biological state or condition, such as normal processes,.

General Court annuls incorrect interpreted specification of trade mark

Rebecca Anderson-Smith

Rebecca Anderson-Smith
27 Nov 2019

We are delighted to report that our client Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited has been successful in a recent appeal to the General Court of the European.

The impact of a no-deal Brexit on trade marks and designs

Kate O'Rourke

Kate O'Rourke
26 Nov 2019

On 28th October this year, the deadline for the UK to leave the EU was extended to 31st January 2020.  If an agreement is entered into on or before.

Lithium-ion batteries - powering the EVs of the future

Callum McGuinn

Callum McGuinn
20 Nov 2019

In a recent blog, Eleanor Maciver reviewed a variety of promising “batteries of the future”.  Of these, lithium-ion batteries are at present by far the.

Graphene Hackathon

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith
18 Nov 2019

16-17 November 2019 saw a momentous occasion: innovators, creators and thinkers came together for the world’s first Graphene Hackathon.  24 hours for.

New report launched: EPO Opposition Trends in the Life Sciences Sector

Maria Hall

Maria Hall
14 Nov 2019

Our new research has revealed several recent patterns regarding the European Patent Office opposition procedure, particularly in the life science sector.

EPO oppositions: Nine key questions answered

Katherine Green

Katherine Green
14 Nov 2019

Mewburn Ellis has dug deep into a decade of EPO life sciences' decisions to discover fresh insights about the oppositions process

Using IP to secure opportunities in the budding medical cannabis sector

Callum McGuinn

Callum McGuinn
12 Nov 2019

The opportunities for innovation in medical cannabis dovetails with the opportunity to obtain patent protection for the resulting inventions by.

Top Tips for Patenting Antibodies in Europe

Rebecca Tollervey

Rebecca Tollervey
11 Nov 2019

Antibody development is a mature field of technology.  There are relatively few new targets, and the engineering of antibodies is becoming ever more.

Extreme fast charging – the future of electric vehicle batteries

Michali Demetroudi

Michali Demetroudi
11 Nov 2019

With global deployment now exceeding five million, electric vehicles continue to hold the promise of clean(er) air in our cities, yet there remains a.

Oppositions a case to remember: we forced a fuller view of technical features

Seán Walton

Seán Walton
11 Nov 2019

With one of the strongest life sciences patent teams in Europe, we’ve always played an active role at the EPO – and in some of the most important legal.

Meet The Team: Simon Kiddle, Partner, European Patent Attorney

Simon Kiddle

Simon Kiddle
08 Nov 2019

“As a child I was always interested in the way things work – mucking around with Meccano and building things,” says Simon Kiddle. “In fact, to keep me.

Coffee capsules: greener grounds

Andrew Pitts

Andrew Pitts
06 Nov 2019

Large consumer companies are increasingly focusing on reworking their consumable products to be more environmentally friendly. Until recently,.

Meet The Team: Katherine Green, Partner, European Patent Attorney

Katherine Green

Katherine Green
05 Nov 2019

“Arguing with people about molecules is my dream job,” says Katherine Green. It was a stroke of luck, then, that she discovered the role of patent.

Meet The Team: Seán Walton, Partner, European Patent Attorney

Seán Walton

Seán Walton
01 Nov 2019

“Today is the 29th anniversary of my joining Mewburn Ellis,” remarks Seán Walton, adding that he first acted as a lead representative at a multi-party.