Strict and inflexible: material claims at the EPO
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
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!
18 Sep 2019
Intermodality: the future of transport?
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
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.
DIY biology dilemma – regulating biohacking
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
30 Aug 2019
Training the next generation of patent attorneys
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
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
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
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
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
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.
USPTO changes rules of representation for overseas trade mark applicants
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
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
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
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.
Green graphene - the pursuit of sustainability
31 Jul 2019
Theoretically, at least, graphene can be produced from any carbon source. While the pursuit of scalable manufacturing for this extraordinarily strong.