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

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

Katherine Green

Katherine Green
14 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
14 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.

Meet The Team: Emily Hayes, Partner, European Patent Attorney

Emily Hayes

Emily Hayes
14 Nov 2019

“I remember being really young, maybe six or seven, and wanting to be an inventor,” recalls Emily Hayes, adding, with a laugh – “without really knowing.

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

Seán Walton

Seán Walton
14 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.

Oppositions a case to remember: we found some flexibility around added matter

Katherine Green

Katherine Green
14 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
14 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.

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.

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,.

Printing the unprintable – new technique expands graphene printing to previously unsuitable substrates

Richard Howe

Richard Howe
30 Oct 2019

Printing with graphene is a large and growing field, representing a highly promising range of techniques for translating the unique properties of .

EPO Bioinformatics Roadshow

Camille Terfve

Camille Terfve
30 Oct 2019

There is still a relatively prevalent view in the field of bioinformatics and medical informatics that software-based inventions are not patentable at.

Plastics recycling: polymers unzipped

Alexander Cavell

Alexander Cavell
30 Oct 2019

As society becomes more aware of the adverse effects of single-use plastics on the environment, demand for “greener” alternatives is rising.

Chambers & Partners Legal Guide 2019

Maria Hall

Maria Hall
29 Oct 2019

We are delighted to report that Mewburn Ellis has once again been ranked in Chambers & Partners 2019 legal guide.

Mewburn Ellis: top tier firm Legal 500 2019

Maria Hall

Maria Hall
29 Oct 2019

We are delighted to have been ranked as a top tier firm in the 2019 edition of Legal 500. This marks the 11th year in a row that specialist Patent.

Lateral partner hire into our new Patent Director role

Maria Hall

Maria Hall
28 Oct 2019

We are pleased to announce the lateral hire of Paul Misselbrook, previously a partner at Venner Shipley LLP. Paul takes the recently created role of.

FRAND Licensing of SEPs in the age of connected cars

Christoph Moeller

Christoph Moeller
26 Oct 2019

Cars are developing more and more into computerized mobile platforms. They relieve the driver of many tasks and provide enhanced functionality and.

Employing CRISPR to expose ‘hiding’ cancer cells to immunotherapy

Foteini Tzakoniati

Foteini Tzakoniati
25 Oct 2019

Immunotherapy employs the patient’s immune system against cancer.  There are various types of immunotherapy including adoptive cell therapy, cancer.

Renewable energy – huge potential for biofuel innovation

Thomas Driver

Thomas Driver
23 Oct 2019

It has been widely reported in the media recently that we need to do more to address the way in which we are affecting the environment. The burning of.

Controlling genes – the new field of epitranscriptomics

Nick Sutcliffe

Nick Sutcliffe
21 Oct 2019

The human genome contains roughly 20,000 genes that encode proteins. In order for the cells and tissues of a human to function properly, the expression.