AI & Life Sciences

AI & Life Sciences AI is making waves in the life science sector. In recent…


Managing IP Names Peter McBride a Patent Star 2022

Managing IP has been a leading publication covering IP law and practice since…


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…


Patent statistics

The European Patent Office (EPO) recently published a Patent index [1]…


New EPO Guidelines for Examination

One of the daily tools for a European Patent Attorney is the "Guidelines for…


The EU Unitary Patent is Coming!

The European Unitary Patent and and Unified Patent Court recently took an…


Plausibility at the EPO, is the proof in the pudding?

  Patentability is closely related to the provision of a technical…


Accelerated Patent Examination

The Examination of a patent application can take several years during which…