Recommended in the 2024 JUVE Patent UK rankings

Abstract - Juve Patent UK

We are thrilled to once again be recommended by JUVE Patent for patent filing in technical specialties. In the 2024 JUVE Patent UK rankings, our expertise has been highlighted for: Chemistry Digital Communication and Computer Technology Energy and Environmental Technology   JUVE Patent, based Germany, is a key source for information on the European patent… Read more »

Mike Jennings: Global Leader in IAM Strategy 300 2024

Mike Jennings of AA Thornton IP LLP has been recognised again as an IAM Strategy 300 ‘Global Leader’ for 2024. He is also recognised by IAM as one of The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.     The IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders list includes the individuals they identify as the world’s leading IP experts, renowned for… Read more »

A Pilot for Costs-Capping in Patents Cases

Costs-Capping in Patents Cases

Exposure to high litigation costs can prevent small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and individual inventors from accessing the legal system. Significantly, the costs associated with proceedings in the Patents Court typically start at £1 million, often escalating to between £1.5 and £2 million in small to medium-sized patent disputes[1].   Cap on Patent Litigation Costs… Read more »

DABUS Case: UK Supreme Court Affirms Human Inventor Requirement

Supreme Court - AI System 'DABUS'

Capturing the attention of both legal experts and technology enthusiasts alike, the UK Supreme Court handed down its highly anticipated decision in the case of Thaler (Appellant) v Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (Respondent) on 20 December. In a unanimous decision, the UK Supreme Court dismissed Dr Thaler’s appeal which relates to two inventions… Read more »

UK’s 2030 Vision: Energy Transition with a New Battery Strategy

UK - New Battery Strategy

The UK Government has set out a vision to revolutionise its energy landscape with the launch of the country’s first-ever battery strategy. Developed in collaboration with the UK Battery Strategy Taskforce, this bold vision for 2030 aims to establish the UK as a front-runner in the global battery market. The strategy seeks to build a… Read more »

Clarity from EPO on Priority Entitlement in Patent Proceedings

The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO recently delivered its long-awaited decision in the consolidated cases G 1/22 and G 2/22, bringing much-needed clarity to the contentious issue of priority entitlement. This decision not only reaffirms the EPO’s authority to assess entitlement to priority but also upholds the validity of the “PCT Joint Applicants… Read more »

Mike Jennings recognised in IAM Strategy 300

Mike Jennings has been recognised in the IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2023 (and in 2022). The IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2023 is an annual listing of individuals who lead the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximise the value of IP portfolios. Mike Jennings… Read more »

AA Thornton’s IP Experts recognised in Who’s Who Legal 2023

Craig Turner and Ian Gill have been recognised in the Who’s Who Legal 2023 guide. Who’s Who Legal: IP recognises patent, trademark and copyright lawyers around the world who stand out for their excellence in both contentious and transactional matters. Craig Turner, Partner and UK Chartered and European Patent Attorney, is widely acknowledged as an… Read more »