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

    On 5 December 2018 the Technical Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) issued a remarkable decision in case T 1063/18 to overturn a recently implemented amendment to Rule 28(2) EPC, thereby undoing what was effectively an amendment to the Implementing Regulations to the Convention on the Grant of European Patents initiated by the European Union (EU). This decision can be…

  2. Data Protection: Beware staff curiosity; Germany accepts mitigation in 1st GDPR fine; Marriott…

    Data Protection: Beware staff curiosity; Germany accepts mitigation in 1st GDPR fine; Marriott suffers major breach; and ICO fines for failure to pay data protection fee.

  3. EPO user consultation on the possible introduction of a postponed examination system

    The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced a new consultation on the possible introduction of a postponed examination system, termed ‘User-Driven Early Certainty’. Such a postponed examination system would form part of the EPO’s ‘Early Certainty’ policy, under which the EPO…

  4. One year on – the impact of Actavis v Eli Lilly in the UK courts

  5. Inside IP Autumn Winter 2018

  6. Inside IP Autumn Winter 2018

  7. Patenting the Internet of Things

  8. European Patent Office News

  9. Trade mark specifications

  10. New EU Trade Mark Directive

  11. Updates to the EPO Guidelines

  12. CERN: the Large Hadron Collider