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29 June

2020

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WIPO PROOF

During innovation, inventors, designers and artists will generate a number of ideas, some of which may become the subject of intellectual property rights. Proof of ownership of those ideas and their existence at a certain date and time, regardless of whether they eventually become formal intellectual property rights, can be useful for resolving disputes and... right arrow

17 June

2020

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Reaffirmation of the Allowability of Technical Implementations of Business Methods at the EPO

On 3 April 2020, the Technical Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office issued a decision for Appeal T1749/14 against refusal of European patent application 09810380.7 entitled “Mobile Personal Point-of-Sale Terminal”. The full decision can be read here. The Board of Appeal’s decision is in line with the principles established in the Cardinal Commerce... right arrow

10 June

2020

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Special reasons? Remittals from the EPO Boards of Appeal

One of the changes to the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBA) which came into force on 1 January 2020 was a revision of Article 11. This Article governs the remittal of cases from the Boards to the department of first instance. Under the previous version of Article 11, remittal would often... right arrow

8 June

2020

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T1159/15 – Data structures and their technical character at the EPO

While the requirement for novelty and inventive step is applied to all patent applications examined by the European Patent Office (EPO), some applications can find themselves subjected to closer scrutiny for further patentability requirements.  One of these, found most often in computer-implemented inventions, is the assessment of technical character.  If a feature of a claimed... right arrow

4 June

2020

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The EPO rules that plants and animals exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes are not patentable

The Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the EPO has confirmed in decision G3/19 that plants, plant material or animals exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes are not patentable. This decision represents a change from earlier EBA decisions G2/12 and G2/13 (“Tomatoes II” and “Broccoli II”). In this regard, it has been confirmed that the... right arrow

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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.

boult.bites TM Summer 2020

Welcome to the new look boult.bites TM. In this issue you will find the latest insights team news, and highlight news from the industry, including future webinars dates and a profile article on trade mark Partner, Rachel Conroy.

boult.bites TM Spring 2020

In this edition we introduce you to our expanded team in Germany; update you on upcoming Boult Wade Tennant events; and highlight key news and updates from the industry, including an update on Brexit.

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