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16.01.15

January Bulletin: EPO, UK, PCT...

EPO practice The EPO has launched two new additional means of electronic filing. These are a web-based form filing service ...

18.11.14

Patent Box Update

The UK and German Governments have issued a joint statement stating that the OECD Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP) has develo ...

06.11.14

EPO allows searches for more t...

The EPO’s rules on searching more than one invention in Euro-PCT applications (i.e. European regional phases of PCT applications ...

20.10.14

New Experimental Use Exemption...

The Legislative Reform (Patents) Order 2014 came into force in the UK on 1 October 2014. It serves as an amendment to the UK Paten ...

20.10.14

Unified Patent Court (UPC) Roa...

The Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) published a revised roadmap on 16 September 2014. The revised roadm ...

01.10.14

October Bulletin: EPO, UK and ...

EPO   The EPO Guidelines have been amended, and the new version will enter into force on 1 November 2014. The new vers ...

23.05.14

Double-patenting and second me...

The recent EPO board of appeal decision "Cancer treatment/Board of Regents, the University of Texas System" (T 1780/12) sheds ligh ...

15.05.14

Unified Patent Court – progr...

In order for the Unified Patent Court (UPC) system to come into force, the UPC agreement must be ratified by at least 13 countries ...

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