Intellectual property news and updates

HTC suspends UK sales amid ongoing patent dispute

A patent dispute between Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC and IPCom has seemingly led to the suspension of UK sales of HTC's latest handsets. We take a look at the case.

G1/19: Are simulations inventive?

This referral made to the Enlarged Board, G1/19, relates to whether computer simulations can be classed as inventions under the EPC.

G3/19: Are essentially biological processes patentable?

In this article, we look at a referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal, G3/19, regarding the patentability of inventions relating to plants and animals.

European Patent Office Enlarged Board of Appeal decisions: what are we waiting for?

This series of articles provides a brief overview of pending and very recently decided questions before the Enlarged Board of Appeal.

Undisclosed Disclaimers and Accidental Anticipation

The EPO has issued a decision, that will interest those in the chemical & food and drink industries, relating to 'undisclosed disclaimers' in patent claims.

SMEs with intellectual property rights more likely to experience high growth

The EPO and EUIPO have published a report finding that SMEs that have IPRs are more likely to experience high growth. We look at the details of the report.

Technology on the move – a summary of the EPO’s 2018 report on patents and self-driving vehicles

Annual European patent applications relating to self-driving vehicles have risen significantly. We summarise the recent report from the EPO and give our take.

New EPO guidelines provide clarity on the examination of AI inventions

The latest update of the guidelines for examination at the European Patent Office provide some clarity for AI inventions.

UK ratifies the Unified Patent Court Agreement

On World IP Day 2018, the UK IP Minister, Sam Gyimah MP, announced the ratification of the UPCA. We look at the details of such a ratification.

Recordal of a Transfer of a European Patent Application

The European Patent Office guidelines have been updated concerning the recordal of a transfer of a European patent application.

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