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10 June

2021

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Public Prior Use: What Can the Skilled Person See?

It is a well-known principle under UK patent law that any subject matter that the public can access without breaching a duty of confidentiality is considered to have been publicly disclosed, irrespective of whether anyone has actually accessed that subject matter. A disclosure which is in reality seen by no-one can therefore invalidate a subsequent... right arrow

14 May

2021

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Brexit and Plant Variety Rights: Upcoming deadline for filing UK applications

The deadline for filing Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) applications based on EU Community Plant Variety Rights (CPVR) applications which were pending at the end of the Brexit transition period is approaching. EU Community Plant Variety Rights ceased to have effect in the UK at the end of the UK’s Brexit transition period on 31 December... right arrow

23 March

2021

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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

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BWT Boult Bite TM Magazine Spring 2021

Welcome to the Spring edition of boult.bites. Inside this issue you will find our main article: Brexit four months on, which discusses getting to grips with the changes and challenges of the UK in its post-EU landscape. You will also find: Insight articles and team news, including our staying connected staff profile on Katharina Baker, a trade mark attorney in our London office.

boult.bites TM Brexit Edition 2021

In this Brexit special edition of boult.bites TM we discuss the impact of post Brexit within the IP world. We have included a check list with key steps you should consider for rights holders.
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boult.bites TM Autumn 2020

Welcome to the Autumn edition of boult.bites TM. In this issue, we discuss the important changes to trade mark and design rights in the UK and the steps you can take. We highlight our readiness for the new Brexit world, having full-service offices in the UK, Germany, and Spain And, we throw the spotlight on Alexander Stolz, a German Solicitor in our Berlin office.

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