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Assessment of “plausibility” requirement from the EPO perspective

Assessment of “plausibility” requirement from the EPO perspective Introduction This article considers how the EPO views the requirement of “plausibility”, which can arise during both the assessment of “sufficient disclosure” of the invention and “inventive step” in proceedings before the EPO, particularly in relation to inventions in the Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences field. The EPO… Read more »

Transliterations

Transliterations When filing your trade marks overseas, it is prudent to consider whether it is necessary to file translations and/or transliterations into the local language/script. A trade mark registration in one language will not automatically give you the right to prevent third parties from adopting a translation or a transliteration of your mark. As Trade… Read more »

Anti-counterfeiting 2018 – A Global Guide

Anti-counterfeiting 2018 – A Global Guide Trade Mark Associate Louise Foster and Litigation Associate Dr. Varuni Paranavitane recently wrote the UK section of the ‘Anti-Counterfeiting 2018 – A Global Guide’. You can read the UK section below, or find the full guide and other articles published by the World Trade Mark Review here: www.WorldTrademarkReview.com.  This… Read more »

The Carbon Car

The Carbon Car Carbon materials are prized for their strength, low density and chemical resilience. The diverse utility of carbon materials has seen them employed in the field of vehicles since the early days of large scale commercial automobile manufacture in the early 1900s. Despite over 100 years of use, few present day drivers are… Read more »

CRISPR: the gene editing tool and related patents

CRISPR: the gene editing tool and related patents CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) gene-editing technology is considered as one of the biggest innovations of the century in the biotechnology field and has gained a lot of attention worldwide, especially in the US and Europe in the area of Intellectual Property Rights. Research has… Read more »

Relaxing the tension between Publishing and Patenting: The Legal Basis for Tension – Part One

Relaxing the tension between Publishing and Patenting: The Legal Basis for Tension – Part One In the summer of 1975, at a Medical Research Council (MRC) meeting, a presentation was given by scientists César Milstein and Georges Köhler.1 The topic: monoclonal antibodies. The presentation was attended by Tony Vickers, a member of the MRC, who… Read more »

The use of silk in medical devices

Recent innovations of the use of Silk in medical devices. Sutures made of silk have been used by humans for centuries. This article looks at some recent innovations that show the many diverse applications of silk in a medical context. There are many factors to consider when designing a medical device, and in the case… Read more »

“Working Statements” at the Indian Patent Office – a recent petition may provide some much needed guidance

“Working Statements” at the Indian Patent Office – a recent petition may provide some much needed guidance Every year, the holder of an Indian patent must file a statement declaring whether their invention is being “worked” or “not worked” in India. This is known as Form 27. If the invention is being worked, then the… Read more »

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