1. 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 days will be due on the next working day. Please email mail@vennershipley.co.uk for further information.

  2. 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.

  3. Are applications of AI to healthcare patentable?

    Once the pitfalls are avoided, this is a healthy area for obtaining patent protection. Our experts James Varley and Tom Leanse point the way:

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

  5. Data Protection Post Brexit

  6. Directors beware your risk, France issues biggest GDPR fine so far

  7. Year of outstanding results in the UK patent attorney qualifying examinations

  8. Venner Shipley quoted in WIPR

  9. Published article, by National Development and Reform Commission of China

  10. Breaking News: Referral to the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal on Computer-Implemented Inventions

  11. Managing IP shortlists Venner Shipley in two categories for the 2019 EMEA Awards

  12. Best IP Advisor: UK & Ireland – Silver Award