IP News

Alexandra Wood

Regeneron v Kymab – important findings on enablement across the whole of the claim from the UK Supreme Court

After 7 years of litigation in the long running Regeneron v Kymab transgenic mouse case, the UK Supreme Court has …

Brexit FAQs

When is Brexit?

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. However, for the time being, this is …

Janette Hamer

BIG MAC EU Trademark Revoked for Nonuse

In January 2019, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) upheld a revocation action[i] brought by Supermac’s (Holdings) Ltd …

Charlotte Teall

A word of warning to seek expert advice when paying renewal fees for UK Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs)

SPCs are a form of patent term extension in Europe that can provide up to 5 additional years of patent …

Charlotte Teall

Supplementary Protection Certificates

Introduction

Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) exist to compensate patentees in Europe for the long time it can take to get …

Charlotte Sunderland

EPO does a U-turn on plants produced by “Essentially biological processes”

The Enlarged Board of Appeal, the highest judicial authority at the European Patent Office (EPO), has controversially reversed its earlier …

Charlotte Teall

CJEU clarifies the use of functional patent claims to obtain patent term extensions

Supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) are a form of patent term extension in Europe that can provide up to five additional …

Adilka Weiß

German Federal Constitutional Court thwarts UPC Agreement

The German Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that the German ratification law for the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court …

Supplementary Protection Certificates after Brexit

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. The legislation concerning current and future UK Supplementary Protection Certificates …