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By J A Kemp LLP
It has been announced that the European Patent Office (EPO) has signed an agreement with the government of Georgia to enable European patents to be validated in Georgia.
By Lucy Barnes, Amanda Simons
On 23 October 2019, Kitchin LJ handed down a judgment, available here, which brought to an end a 13-year long dispute between Professor Ian Shanks OBE FRS FREng and Unilever.
By J A Kemp LLP
The CJEU has declined to issue a judgment in C-239/19 (Eli Lilly v Genentech). The case concerned a referral from the UK High Court
By J A Kemp LLP
The EPO has issued a press release (see here), which summarises the full decision (currently only available in German here) from the Enlarged Board of Appeal in G2/19
By J A Kemp LLP
New Rules Of Procedure Of The Boards Of Appeal For 2020
By J A Kemp LLP
It was developed after the filing date of the basic patent by a licensee which obtained a patent for it, on the basis of which it was granted its own SPC.
By J A Kemp LLP
On 11 September 2019 Advocate General Hogan issued his Opinion in connection with the combined referrals to the CJEU in Royalty Pharma C-650/17 and Sandoz C-114/18.
By J A Kemp LLP
In March of this year the Board of Appeal in decision T0831/17 referred the following questions to the Enlarged Board of Appeal:
By Andrew Webb
On 11 June 2019, the EU published Regulation (EU) 2019/933, which amends Regulation (EC) 469/2009 concerning supplementary protection certificates (SPCs).
By J A Kemp LLP
The EPO's Administrative Council approved amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBA) at its 160th meeting on 26 and 27 June 2019 (see here).
By J A Kemp LLP
We reported earlier this year (see here) that the EPO's Enlarged Board of Appeal has been asked to consider whether the Boards of Appeal can hold oral proceedings in Haar without violating the EPC.
By J A Kemp LLP
In a judgment issued 3 May 2019, the Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal has referred the following question to the CJEU:
By John Leeming
Two recent decisions of an EPO Technical Board of Appeal emphasise the need for a proper technical context to be set out in claims to render an abstract idea patentable.
By Chris Milton
On 11 June 2019 the EU published Regulation 2019/933. This introduces a so-called "manufacturing waiver" by amending existing Regulation 469/2009 concerning supplementary protection certificates.
By J A Kemp LLP
As reported recently, an EPO Board of Appeal has referred questions to the Enlarged Board of Appeal seeking clarification on the extent to which a computer-implemented simulation of a technical system or process...