Strict and inflexible: material claims at the EPO

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith
24 Sep 2019

Innovators in advanced materials can face an uphill struggle to get suitable patent protection at the European Patent Office. Matthew Smith explains.

Obtaining patent protection for fermentation processes and products – the European perspective

Tanis Keirstead

Tanis Keirstead
19 Sep 2019

Fermented foods have been known for millennia and form an important part of many national cuisines. Initially used primarily to preserve foods and.

Batteries for the future: the sky may not be the limit!

Eleanor Maciver

Eleanor Maciver
18 Sep 2019

In an earlier blog Sam Bailey discussed the growing demands for high performance battery technologies to meet current and future energy storage needs. .

Intermodality: the future of transport?

Christoph Moeller

Christoph Moeller
13 Sep 2019

Search the term 'intermodality' and you'll turn up a number of definitions and some fine distinctions (when does intermodality become multi modality,.

Food of the future – regulating and protecting gene-edited crops

Simon Kremer

Simon Kremer
11 Sep 2019

A recent episode of the BBC World Service’s excellent series “50 Things that made the modern economy” (now up to ‘thing’ 75) concerned plant breeding.

When AI met EQ

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson
06 Sep 2019

Affective computing may be a multi-billion -dollar business, but much of how it works remains obscure.

DIY biology dilemma – regulating biohacking

Camille Terfve

Camille Terfve
04 Sep 2019

Science kits may have inspired generations of children to become scientists, and those grown up children might be surprised that there may be cause for.

Printing with graphene: exploring the inks set to unleash graphene's potential for mass-market applications

Richard Howe

Richard Howe
30 Aug 2019

Graphene has been widely heralded as a game-changer in the research and development of new materials, with potential applications in electronics,.

Training the next generation of patent attorneys

Jacqueline Murphy

Jacqueline Murphy
29 Aug 2019

Graduate recruitment is at the heart of our firm and something we have invested a lot of time and energy into. We are renowned in the profession for.

Shifting treatments: cancer as a manageable disease

Nick Sutcliffe

Nick Sutcliffe
29 Aug 2019

As new treatments drive a shift towards treating cancer as a manageable disease we are seeing greater collaboration across the life sciences sector.  

Fast times at TBRe: the future of autonomous vehicles

Simon Parry

Simon Parry
20 Aug 2019

In Forward magazine edition 2, we met up with Team Bath Racing Electric (TBRe) who are driving the future of autonomous vehicles.

Team Bath Racing Electric - zooming through 2019

Simon Parry

Simon Parry
19 Aug 2019

Each year, over 100 university engineering teams from around the globe travel to Silverstone, England to compete in Formula Student United Kingdom.

Patentable subject matter in bioinformatics - USPTO’s January 2019 guidance

Camille Terfve

Camille Terfve
15 Aug 2019

In this article, Paul Liu and Ashley Barton from Duane Morris LLP provided some interesting thoughts about ways to obtain US patents in the field of.

Understanding Europe’s trade secret rules

Sean Jauss

Sean Jauss
13 Aug 2019

Companies invest in developing or acquiring intellectual capital to gain a competitive or innovative edge in the market. This intellectual capital can.

Challenges Post­ Selex

Richard Clegg

Richard Clegg
13 Aug 2019

Twenty­-five years ago Tuerk and Gold reported the Selex method. Being the first European patent attorney to prosecute patents relating to.

USPTO changes rules of representation for overseas trade mark applicants

Andy King

Andy King
12 Aug 2019

The US Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has recently changed the rules regarding the need for overseas trade mark applicants to be represented by.

A case in point - Trunki vs Kiddee

Tom Furnival

Tom Furnival
07 Aug 2019

Rob Law, the founder and chief executive of Magmatic who make the Trunki product, said that the Supreme Court’s ruling in Magmatic v. PMS International.

Speeding things up at the EPO

Eleanor Maciver

Eleanor Maciver
07 Aug 2019

There are many reasons why an applicant may wish to speed up the prosecution of an application. For example, an applicant may want a patent granted.

The rise of predictive medicine

Frances Salisbury

Frances Salisbury
05 Aug 2019

Thanks to significant advances in genetics, we are not only getting better at diagnosing disease, but also at predicting disease. Predictive medicine.