In this session, Appleyard Lees partners and patent attorneys Kate Hickinson and Howard Read provided answers to commonly asked questions about the UP and UPC.
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 36 – the UP and UPC: considerations for European patent owners
In this episode, Appleyard Lees patent attorneys and partners Howard Read and Adam Tindall In this episode, partners and patent attorneys Adam Tindall and Howard Read discuss the decisions that European patent owners will need to make with regard to their existing patent portfolios and the UP/UPC.
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 35 – the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: a 2023 update
In this episode, Appleyard Lees patent attorneys and partners Howard Read and Kate Hickinson provide an update on the implementation of the Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC).
In March 2021, the UK government committed the IPO to publish enhanced guidelines on the examination of patent applications relating to AI inventions. Yesterday, these guidelines were published.
Appleyard Lees partners and patent attorneys Bobby Smithson, Jennifer Delaney and Howard Read lead a discussion on potential post-lockdown changes to oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office (EPO), and how tactics for achieving desired outcomes are changing as a result. Our speakers also discussed: How will EPO oppositions likely be conducted post-lockdown? In-person v. ViCo | What […]
Successful defense of a monopoly, ensuring further proceedings were withdrawn. Our client, British Steel, is a UK based manufacturer of high-quality steel products, exported worldwide. The matter Having advised on British Steel’s IP previously, Appleyard Lees was approached by the company to handle the defence of one of their existing European patents at the […]
Successful defense of a monopoly for a multinational manufacturer of mining equipment. Our client, WEIR Minerals (WEIR), is a multinational manufacturer of mine dewatering equipment, with an annual revenue of almost £2.7 billion. The matter While the majority of WEIR’s end users are based in Asia and North and South America, many of their […]
At the EPO, Oral Proceedings may be the final opportunity for a party to present submissions before an adverse decision is announced
Artificial intelligence and machine learning in healthcare: An Intellectual Property Perspective Artificial intelligence (AI), particularly machine learning (ML), is already transforming transport, telecommunications and retail. Globally, the top ten patent applicants and proprietors for AI/ML related-inventions include Microsoft, IBM, Siemens, Google, Zongcheng Li, State Grid Corporation of China, Samsung, Qualcomm, Hitachi and Panasonic. AI and […]
Computer-implemented inventions At the European Patent Office (EPO), examination of computer-implemented inventions (CIIs) is well-established. A CII is defined by the EPO as one which involves use of a computer, computer network or other programmable apparatus (generally, a computer), in which one or more features are realised wholly or partly by means of a computer […]