Life sciences & biotechnology
Claire Devine explains the need for a robust patent filing and prosecution strategy that mitigates against objections for lack of plausibility at the EPO.
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 18: filing multidisciplinary patents – overcoming the hurdles
The use of AI and machine learning in drug discovery is increasing, especially in the
Trainee patent attorney Andrew Mullins looks at how to obtain patent protection for inventions within the diagnostic field.
Brexit has changed the way intellectual property rights are sought and protected, in many ways. Pre-Brexit, anyone seeking to protect plant varieties in the UK and/or EU member states made a single application to the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO); however, as of 1 January 2021, this is no longer possible.
It is possible to patent computer-implemented inventions at the European Patent Office (EPO). In particular, it is possible to patent computer-implemented inventions (CIIs) which function in the real-world.
Indian patent law requires all patentees to file an annual Statement of Working, by means of a Form 27. This Statement sets out the extent to which the patented invention has been worked (or not) on a commercial scale in India.