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23 March

2021

Bulletins

Updates to the EPO Guidelines for Examination: Patentability of antibodies

The latest changes to the EPO Guidelines for Examination provide several updates to (i) the patent protection of antibodies, and (ii) the interpretation of “identity” and “similarity” in relation to amino acid or nucleic acid sequences. These updates entered into force on 1 March 2021. (i) Patent protection of antibodies A new section – G-II, 5.6... right arrow

12 March

2021

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Patentability of simulations – Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal for G1/19

The thorny issue of the patentability (or otherwise) of inventions involving computer simulations at the EPO has been provided with an ending, of sorts, with the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) issuing their decision for referral G1/19. This is the culmination of the referral which began in 2019, with three questions on this issue having... right arrow

8 March

2021

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Updates to the EPO Guidelines for Examination: Patentability of plants and animals, human-derived cells, and methods of treatment by therapy

The latest changes to the EPO Guidelines for Examination provide several updates in relation to the patent protection of (i) plants and animals, (ii) human-derived cells, and (iii) methods of treatment by therapy. These updates entered into force on 1 March 2021. i) Patent protection of plants and animals Most notably, following the Enlarged Board... right arrow

24 February

2021

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Clarifications on EPO examination of data management systems and information retrieval

The European Patent Office (EPO) has recently undertaken revisions to its Guidelines for Examination.  Included in the changes, due to come into force on 1 March 2021, is new section G-II, 3.6.4 that has been introduced to provide guidance on the examination of “database management systems and information retrieval”. When computer-implemented inventions are examined by... right arrow

19 February

2021

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EPO changes concerning inventor address information

The European Patent Office (EPO) has recently published upcoming changes to the rules regarding the providing of inventor address information to the EPO, and the publishing of inventor address information by the EPO. Changes to the designation of the inventor: European patent applications must designate the inventor(s). Presently, this ‘designation of the inventor’ must identify... right arrow

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