1. Patented inventions for services of the Crown: Can IP law break the deadlock over Orkambi?

    It is not that often that intellectual property makes headlines news, but the discussion about the availability of cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi and the possible invocation of a little-known law which might force its patent holder to provide it at a reasonable price in the UK has been mainstream news recently.

  2. Easter Office Closure

    Please note that our offices are closed Friday, 19. April as well as Monday, 22. April due to national holidays and reopens on Tuesday, 23. April at 8:30am. The UKIPO, EPO and EUIPO will be closed on the days our office is closed so any deadlines falling on any of these…

  3. President’s Referral to Enlarged Board of Appeal - Patentability of Plants and Plant Products

    The President of the European Patent Office (EPO) has submitted questions to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) which relate to the patentability of plants exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes and to T1063/18, a Technical Board of Appeal decision of December 2018.

  4. Obviousness and discoveries from routine testing: UK Supreme Court decides correct approach

  5. Industry 4.0 – Will the revolution lead to more smart patents?

  6. Artificial Intelligence and Drug Discovery

  7. Formula One: A Driving Force Behind Intellectual Property?

  8. Big ideas from Big Data

  9. Are applications of AI to healthcare patentable?

  10. Venner Shipley partners with Raconteur on a special report featured in The Times

  11. Data Protection Post Brexit

  12. EPO Board of Appeal Resists EU Intervention on Patentability of Plants and Plant Products