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18.05.22

EPC and PCT-EPO Guidelines 202...

The EPO has published the annual updates to the Guidelines for Examination which came into force on 1st March 2022. The updates a ...

26.04.22

EPO issues electronic grant ce...

From 1 April 2022, the EPO started issuing electronic grant certificates to representatives who have an activated electronic mailb ...

21.04.22

A guide to the Unitary Patent ...

Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court After many years of false starts, Europe will soon have a Unitary Patent system and a cen ...

02.02.22

Another step towards the Unifi...

Progress towards the Unified Patent Court (UPC) in Europe took a large step forward recently when Austria ratified the Protocol on ...

01.02.22

AI Inventorship – Can an...

Background Dr Stephen Thaler created an AI system called “DABUS” and subsequently filed patent applications at a number of pa ...

11.01.22

EPO survey on the possible int...

The EPO is conducting a survey of European patent applicants as part of a study on whether it would be worthwhile to introduce a U ...

11.01.22

New biological sequence listin...

From 1 July 2022 a new global standard will apply to all new patent applications containing biological sequence listings. The new ...

16.12.21

Blockchain and IP rights

Blockchains, crypto assets and distributed ledger technology are all experiencing increasing interest and rapid adoption.  There ...

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