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Archive: Bulletins

September 19, 2023

The end of the EPO’s ten-day notification rule

The EPO’s plans to abolish the 10-day notification rule will come into force on 1 November 2023. With just a month to

September 17, 2023

UKIPO guidance update: Address for Service

The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has recently updated its guidance relating to Address for Service (AFS) in the UK. The guidance

August 27, 2023

Proposed changes to US patent law – patent eligibility, inter partes review and post grant review

In June 2023, the US Senate proposed changes to US patent law to address patent subject matter eligibility, inter partes reviews and

August 17, 2023

T 56/21 – The latest in the EPO’s ongoing saga of description amendments.

In a previous bulletin we reported on the EPO’s ever more onerous requirements for amending the description to conform with any amendments

August 11, 2023

Neurim Overturned – CJEU severely restricts availability of second medical use SPCs

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled in Santen (C‑673/18) that a Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) cannot be

Juli 24, 2023

Plant Breeders Rights – action required on Retained EU Plant Variety Rights in the UK.

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU), Retained EU Plant Variety Rights were awarded to provide continuing protection in the

Juli 13, 2023

G1/23 – A burdensome new referral to the EPO’s Enlarged Board regarding the state of the art.

Can a product be simultaneously available and unavailable to the public? In T 0438/19 , the Board grappled with questions regarding the criteria

The EPO’s guidelines and machine learning.

The EPO has published its Guidelines to provide guidance on various proceedings before the EPO, such as for the search and examination

The normalization and regulation of AI – IP protection now that AI has hit the mainstream.

Of course, the first rule of writing any article is try not to include references that date it – when it comes

Juli 10, 2023

The CJEU rules against second medical use SPCs

On 9 July 2020 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its decision in Case C-673/18, a referral