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Greenshoots is a collection of fresh intellectual property insight, analysis and commentary on the issues that matter most to those who invent, manage and protect intellectual property, written by the IP specialists of Appleyard Lees.
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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
In this article, we compare the requirements to obtain patents in the U.S. and Europe in the context of computer-implemented inventions such as simulation methods and artificial intelligence (AI).
The EPO’s highest judicial body, the EBoA, has today released its “order” on the legality of videoconference oral proceedings.
As the Ringo Starr case shows, despite some tricky issues to navigate around, the parties were able to reach an agreement and have likely saved long run costs of fighting a lengthy legal battle!
In this virtual event, Appleyard Lees patent attorney Paul Beynon and trade mark attorney Olivia Hamilton ran a mock IP audit, with partner Richard Bray playing the part of a start-up client.
Trainee patent attorney Andrew Mullins looks at how to obtain patent protection for inventions within the diagnostic field.
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 17: how to avoid intellectual property disputes, and what to do if they arise
This episode of the podcast features Bill Lister and Chris Thomas, specialist IP solicitors who help clients in the UK and around the world manage IP disputes in a commercially and legally sensible way.
In a recent decision, the UK Intellectual Property Office found in favour of Cambridge University and upheld an opposition against a trade mark application for CAMBRIDGE BLUE.