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9 November

2021

Bulletins

In-Person Oral Proceedings are the Gold-Standard but is Silver Good Enough?

The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) has been grappling with the question of when videoconference oral proceedings can be used before the Boards of Appeal. New Article 15a of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBA) of the EPO, which came in to force earlier this year,... right arrow

2 November

2021

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Trick or Treat? UK Government asks for views on AI inventorship

Hot on the heels of the UK Court of Appeal judgement in Thaler v Comptroller General of Patents (reported in our previous bulletin), and as promised in the UK Government’s response to the call for views on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Intellectual Property (IP) earlier in the year, the UK Government has now launched a... right arrow

13 October

2021

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Das Europäische Einheitspatent kommt

Das Europäische Patent mit einheitlicher Wirkung biegt langsam auf die Zielgerade ein. Nachdem das Bundesverfassungsgericht in Deutschland die Verfassungsbeschwerde gegen das im zweiten Anlauf vom Bundestag mit der erforderlichen Zweidrittelmehrheit verabschiedete Zustimmungsgesetz zurückgewiesen hatte, erfolgte im September durch Deutschland konsequenterweise die Hinterlegung der „Ratifikationsurkunde für das Protokoll über die vorläufige Anwendung zum Übereinkommen über ein... right arrow

13 October

2021

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The Unitary Patent is coming

The European Unitary Patent is slowly entering the home straight. The Federal Constitutional Court in Germany rejected the constitutional complaint against the Approval Act, and the Approval Act was passed by the German Bundestag with the required two-thirds majority at the second attempt. Consequently, in September, Germany ratified the Protocol on the Provisional Application of... right arrow

22 September

2021

Bulletins

AI inventorship: dissent at the UK Court of Appeal?

The long running saga of the AI “DABUS” and its creator Dr Stephen Thaler reached yet another milestone this week with the handing down of a decision from the UK Court of Appeal. The decision, however, included a dissenting judgement from one of the UK’s leading intellectual property judges, questioning the role of the UK... right arrow

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