EPO Case Law: Recent decision on Conformity of the Description with the Claims

The Background European patent Examiners at the European Patent Office (EPO)…


Invention capture

Inventors who are new to patents may find the patenting process a daunting…


An Introduction to the PCT

Patents are territorial rights, meaning that to acquire patent protection with…


Are Trade Secrets Protected by Law?

There are many good reasons to file patent applications, but one potentially…


Unregistered Design Rights in the UK and EU: A Comparison

Design rights protect the appearance of a product and are therefore of…


Can You File a Divisional Patent Application? Yes! Should You? Maybe...

Divisional Patent Applications Patent applications are typically written with…


Alert for Holders of Registered Design Rights or Trade Marks in the EU

As the UK has now left the European Union, registered Community designs and EU…


David and G-oat-liath! A Recent Case in Trade Mark Infringement

A recent trade mark infringement case has been popping up in the news lately…


Design Rights and Patents

Terminology There can be some confusion between design rights and patents. Such…


Lessons from a Copyright Infringement Case Relating to Video Games

I shared a news story on LinkedIn recently, as reported by The Register. The…