Intellectual property news and updates

Can a non-human be a patent inventor?

Following up from our article on the listing of a computer program as the inventor of a patent the UKIPO has now come to a decision as to whether a non-human can be listed as an inventor

Priority before the EPO – The CRISPR Appeal

The European Patent Office Boards of Appeal has held a hearing on the validity of a patent on aspects of CRISPR technology.

VOGUE v VOGA: EUIPO Board of Appeal decision on whether a new defence can be introduced at the appeal stage

Can a new defence be introduced at the appeal stage of a trade mark cancellation?

European patent usage by SMEs published in new study

We take a look at the key findings from the European Patent Office that demonstrate how SMEs take advantage of European patents to grow their business internationally.

Delay to German ratification of the UPC continues

An update on the German ratification of the UPC.

AMS Neve v Heritage Audio: The jurisdiction of EU member states and online trade mark infringement

We provide the background, a summary and give our take on the recent case of AMS Neve v Heritage Audio at the CJEU.

Brexit - Update

We provide a brief update on the potential impact of a No-Deal Brexit on intellectual property in the UK.

Shanks v Unilever – Compensating employee inventors

The Supreme Court recently gave its judgment in the long-running employee compensation case of Shanks v Unilever Plc.

G2/19: The admissibility of appeals filed by third parties

A decision has been made on the referral G2/19 by the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office.

G1/18: When is an appeal not filed?

A decision has been made on the referral G1/18 by the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office.

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