Intellectual property news and updates

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.

Pfizer pregabalin patent held invalid by the UK Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has handed down a decision in the litigation of Warner-Lambert versus Actavis and Mylan that highlights the importance of including enough information to prove the viability of an invention.

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.

Patent box claims increase to over £900 million

We break down the key points from HMRC's annual statistical report on the uptake of the Patent Box and analyse the findings.

Expansion of scope for patent infringement confirmed

We take a look at a recent decision, Icescape v Ice-World in the Court of Appeal, that has confirmed the significance of the changes to patent infringement law.

Wilson Gunn recommended in The Legal 500

Wilson Gunn has again been recognised as a leading patent and trade mark firm in The Legal 500.

What does a 'no deal' Brexit mean for your intellectual property?

The UK government has published guidance on how IP rights will be affected if the UK leaves the EU without a formal agreement in place. Read our overview covering all areas of IP rights.

Landmark Graphics Corporation - An insight into the UKIPO’s approach to excluded matter and an application of the Aerotel test

Using the recent example of Landmark Graphics Corporation, we take a look at the UKIPO's approach to excluded matter and consider how the patentability of computer implemented inventions are determined.

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.

PPH Agreement between the UKIPO and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office

We detail the recent patent prosecution highway agreement between the UK Intellectual Property Office and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office.

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