Pioneers of precision medicine

Frances Salisbury

Frances Salisbury
15 Apr 2019

Breakthroughs in healthcare promise a future in which the individual sits at the centre of medical decisions. But who has paved the way and who is leading.

AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Event: Manchester 4 April 2019

Jacqueline Murphy

Jacqueline Murphy
10 Apr 2019

On Thursday 4 April, we were delighted to host an American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Women in IP Law Global Networking Event at our.

Hydrogen: the storage question

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith
04 Apr 2019

There’s a lot to like about hydrogen.  It’s light; it’s abundant (at least atomically - water and hydrocarbons contain plenty of hydrogen atoms); it’s.

Babybel trade mark blow

Rebecca Anderson-Smith

Rebecca Anderson-Smith
03 Apr 2019

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has dealt a blow to the owners of Babybel cheese, Fromageries Bel, as they have declared their UK trade mark.

Building an effective drug franchise: A Transatlantic perspective  -  April 23, Boston, MA

Jacqueline Murphy

Jacqueline Murphy
02 Apr 2019

It's never too early, or too late, to start thinking about managing the life cycle of exclusivity and getting the most value from your discoveries . In.

Partner promotions and new Director position

Maria Hall

Maria Hall
01 Apr 2019

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Kostiuk-Smith, Jacqueline Pang and Eliot Ward have been promoted to the Partnership.

The road to autonomous

Christoph Moeller

Christoph Moeller
28 Mar 2019

In a recent article published in Intellectual Property Magazine, Christoph Moeller explores the data issues surrounding future mobility. 

Advanced materials: game-changing graphene

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith
28 Mar 2019

In the 15 years since Professors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov isolated and discovered graphene at the University of Manchester, the material has.

Dosage regimen patents: bruised but not beaten

Julie Carlisle

Julie Carlisle
28 Mar 2019

Ruling on the big pharma Actavis v ICOS case, the UK Supreme Court has found ICOS’s Cialis patent to be invalid for obviousness.

Playing for time: strategies that can help extend a drug's patent life

Emily Hayes

Emily Hayes
25 Mar 2019

In our new magazine Forward, we interview C Hunter Baker of Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks PC.  Hunter explores a typical drug development timeline and suggests.

Numbering system for re-registered design rights and comparable trade marks

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
21 Mar 2019

The UK enacted the EU Withdrawal Act 2018 which provides the basis for how EU law will be converted into national law, and provides that all existing.

Former CITMA President Kate O’Rourke to head our European trade mark services

Maria Hall

Maria Hall
11 Mar 2019

We are delighted to announce that Kate O’Rourke will join the firm on 1 April 2019.   

Can the EPO hold oral proceedings in Haar without infringing a party’s right to be heard?  A new referral to the Enlarged Board raises this question.

Sean Constable

Sean Constable
06 Mar 2019

The right to be heard under Article 113(1) EPC requires that parties involved in proceedings before the EPO have the right to present their arguments at.

Bioinformatics Inventions: Patenting challenges at the interface of computer and life sciences

Frances Salisbury

Frances Salisbury
27 Feb 2019

We are entering an age of precision medicine, with patients receiving tailored treatments, selected and sometimes even specifically designed for their.

How to patent AI technology at the EPO

Emma Graham

Emma Graham
26 Feb 2019

Once only a figment of the imagination in literature such as Mark Shelley’s Frankenstein, artificial intelligence, commonly known as AI, is now realised.

Self-driving vehicles: what do consumers think (and want)?

Christoph Moeller

Christoph Moeller
25 Feb 2019

As a survey of 25,000 consumers in 20 countries, and a study that has been conducted annually over the past ten years, the Deloitte Global Automotive.

Is your interest legitimate? New referral to the EBOA on double patenting

Simon Kiddle

Simon Kiddle
22 Feb 2019

EPO Board of Appeal 3.3.01 is referring a number of questions regarding double patenting to the Enlarged Board of Appeal.  The answers may force.

Numbering system for comparable UK trade marks post Brexit

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
22 Feb 2019

The UK enacted the EU Withdrawal Act 2018 which provides the basis for how EU law will be converted into national law, and provides that all existing.