European Patent Office Revises Fees Regarding 'Micro Entities'

The European Patent Office regularly revises its official fee schedules and has…


The European Patent Office Abolishes the “10-day Rule”

The European Patent Office Abolishes the “10-day Rule” If you are not in the…


Intellectual Property is A Human Right

Did you know that Intellectual Property is a human right? We will start with a…


GI Protection Under Attack; Italy Takes Slovenia to Court

Italy! Home of some of the finest cuisine and produce in the world.  Exporting…


AI systems denied status of inventor for lack of personality

As artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used as a tool to resolve…


Oral proceedings before the EPO examining division

During prosecution of a European patent application, the Examining division may…


Patent Loopy

OR: Topping up knowledge of European Patent strategies I'll happily get…


Let's not panic about Brexit

So, it looks like the UK has voted to leave the EU. Like other areas, the way…


European Patent Office Fee Increases 2016

The European Patent Office (EPO) increase their fees on 1 April every two…


One step closer to a unitary patent system

In the last few months a number of decisions taken by the Court of Justice of…