New free chemical patent database
10th June 2014
We recently became aware of a new patent searching database, and thought that it would be of interest to clients in the chemical field, especially pharma.
Over 15 million chemical structures harvested from patents have been made freely available through the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). The collection, called SureChem, contains chemical structure data from the full text and images of patents, and can be accessed at:
We have already found this new resource useful.
Surprise defeat for MONOPOLY
10th December 2019
Hasbro Inc suffered a surprise defeat at the Boards of Appeal at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in which one of their European Union registrations for the MONOPOLY trade mark was declared partially invalid on the ground that it had been applied for in “bad faith”.