EPO fees are increasing from 1 April 2014

Don't forget that the European Patent Office (EPO) are going to raise their…


CJEU Decides Not To Break The Internet - For Now

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently made a ruling in the…


Samsung and Google Announce Patent Cross-Licence

Samsung and Google have announced a global patent cross-licensing agreement…


Patent Search for Santa

Patents can sometimes be a bit dry and at Scintilla we're in the holiday mood,…


US Software Patents - CLS vs Alice goes to the Supreme Court

In a previous blog post I wrote about the decision in the US of the Court of…


When is a Patent the Right Choice?

Introduction Patents are an excellent tool for protecting an invention.  A…


3 Day Startup

This past weekend I had the privilege of being a mentor for some budding…


Tricks of the Trade - Online Patent File Inspections

My professional career started in 2000, and so I have been privileged to work…


EPO Rule Changes – Divisionals and Unity of Invention

The European Patent Office have recently announced some upcoming changes in…


Intellectual Property for Entrepeneurs

I gave a talk today to some University students/staff who are at various…