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

    As we recently reported, the Technical Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) issued a remarkable decision in case T 1063/18 to disregard a recent 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 seen as…

  2. Briefing note for Patent Practitioners: An analysis of Arrow declarations following Glaxo v Vectura

    The purpose of this briefing note is to raise awareness of the increasing use of Arrow declarations, following on from the Fujifilm v AbbVie decision, which was handed down on 12th January 2017 in the Court of Appeal. The latest case of Glaxo v Vectura ([2018] EWHC 3414 (Pat)) looks at the…

  3. The Court of Appeal reaffirms that English courts may determine global FRAND licences

    The Court of Appeal has dismissed Huawei and ZTE’s appeal that the English court did not have jurisdiction and is not the correct forum to hear a dispute concerning the infringement of standard essential patents (SEPs). In doing so, it has confirmed that the English courts remain an…

  4. Patentability of Methods of Treatment and Diagnosis

  5. Big Mac - Big Mistake. How did McDonald’s lose rights in BIG MAC?

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

  7. Inside IP Autumn Winter 2018

  8. Inside IP Autumn Winter 2018

  9. Patenting the Internet of Things

  10. European Patent Office News

  11. Trade mark specifications

  12. New EU Trade Mark Directive