News and information
Incremental Pharmaceutical Patents in India - The Supreme Court decides the Novatis/Glivec appeal
The Supreme Court of India has recently issued their decision in the Novartis/Glivec case, providing guidance on the patentability of incremental modifications to chemical or pharmaceutical inventions.
Non-payment of EPO and UK renewal fees due to lack of funds
Upon failure to pay the renewal fee for a UK patent within the grace period prescribed by S25(4) of the Patents Act 1977, a request for restoration of the patent may be filed within 13 months from the end of the grace period. For the request to be successful, the applicant must satisfy the Comptroller that the failure to pay the renewal fee on time was ‘unintentional’.
Adwords in a nutshell
Recently there has been some clarification on AdWords and keyword bidding following rulings handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).