Katherine Wright, European patent attorney, comments on some of the key trends highlighted by the 2017 EPO annual report and in particular how the UK compare with its European neighbours
David Gwilliam, trade mark attorney at AdamsonJones, explains what to do if you receive a 'cease and desist' letter.
The field of medical devices is both highly innovative and one in which there are large numbers of existing patents and registered design rights.
Adamson Jones patent and trade mark attorney, David Gwilliam summarises the key principles and emphasises the need for clarity around post-Brexit protection of intellectual property rights.
The UK's appetite for European patent protection has relatively weakened over recent years compared to other leading nations. But does this mean that the UK's reputation as a nation of innovators is in jeopardy?
In the recent decision, T1665/16, the Boards of Appeal discussed the ability of a third party to intervene at the appeal stage and, in doing so, introduce new prior art documents into the proceedings that would be inadmissible if they had been filed by an opponent already party to the proceedings.