The Enlarged Board of Appeal have decided that post-published evidence can be used to prove a technical effect for the assessment of inventive step if the technical effect is “encompassed by the technical teaching” of the application at the original filing date.
In this webinar for university knowledge exchange practitioners, patent attorneys and senior associates Edward Rainsford and Parminder Lally discussed what can, and cannot, be patented at the European Patent Office (EPO) and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Following 1 January 2024, the APHA will need an address for service in the UK, or the name and address of an agent in the UK, if they wish to continue to hold their Retained EU Plant Variety Right under UK legislation.
Appleyard Lees’ ‘Inside Green Innovation: Progress Report 2022’ revealed a significant increase in patent filings related to biodegradable plastics in recent years.
In this article, senior associate and patent attorney Parminder Lally, and trainee patent attorney Debora Dorn, provide a summary of the new practice regarding UK divisional patent applications, that will come into effect on 1 May 2023.
Delaying grant of a European Patent to obtain a Unitary Patent and filing an early request for a Unitary Patent
With 1 June 2023 being the start date of the Unitary Patent system, applicants achieving allowance of their European patent applications in the coming months may wish to delay grant so as to obtain a Unitary Patent (UP).