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.
Tech transfer teams’ IP challenges post-COVID-19 and beyond: part three how much data is enough in biotech and pharma patents applications?
‘Tech transfer teams’ IP challenges post-COVID-19 and beyond’ is a series of interactive virtual discussions,
In the present climate it is clear that there is enormous pressure on healthcare systems across the globe. Further, an increasingly aging population leads to a number of healthcare challenges including that people are living longer generally with one or more chronic conditions.
Appleyard Lees partners and patent attorneys David Walsh and Jennifer Delaney discuss: Is patenting ‘green’