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Advances in plastic recycling technology: moving closer to a circular plastics economy

Following a rise in patent applications related to chemical and biological recycling technologies, senior associate Beth Campbell looks at the

EPO Fee Changes – April 2024

The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that many of its fees will be increasing as of 1 April 2024.…

The Unified Patent Court’s first foray into claim construction

The Munich Local Division (MLD) of the UPC has taken an unexpected approach to claim interpretation in their first foray

Chris Bond

Carbon Capture Search Platform Introduced by the EPO

The EPO has a clean energy technologies platform highlighting inventions in this space. Recently, the EPO added to the platform …

Michael Fischer

G 1/23 – But what if the prior art is (use of) a software product?

What constitutes prior art is a fundamental question in patent law.

In T 438/19 (the case which led to G …

Lara Weaver

EPO accelerates opposition proceedings for parallel infringement and revocation actions

European Patent Office (EPO) opposition is an effective tool for parties seeking revocation or limitation of both opted-out European patents …

Dr Nick Palmer

A positive step for protecting AI and machine learning innovation in the UK

The UK High Court gave a surprising endorsement for the prospects of protecting artificial neural networks (ANNs) in the UK …

Changes to Comparable Trade Mark and Design Rights from 1 January 2024

As a result of Brexit, EU Trade Marks and Community Design registrations no longer cover the UK. So that owners …

Warning over misleading invoices

Clients are warned to be aware of potential scam invoices sent by third parties for the payment of purported IP …