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IPO’s consultation on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and Innovation

IPO’s consultation on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and Innovation The UK government is seeking views from industry and others both domestically and globally as to whether the ecosystem surrounding Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) is functioning efficiently and effectively and striking the right balance for all entities involved. The purpose of the consultation is to help… Read more »

A practical update on patenting computer-implemented inventions – with a preview for 2022

A practical update on patenting computer-implemented inventions – with a preview for 2022 The American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA) invited AA Thornton Partner Mike Jennings and Conley Rose President Michael Piper to speak about patenting computer implemented inventions including artificial intelligence and computer simulation inventions at the AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington DC on… Read more »

Protecting Digital Medtech Innovation

Protecting Digital Medtech Innovation This article was first published in BioScience Today.   For many years the medical technology (medtech) sector has been at the forefront of innovation and the Covid-19 pandemic has not slowed it down, with new technology quickly being developed to test for, prevent and treat the virus. Protecting medtech innovations can… Read more »

EPO rejects appeals against refusal of applications naming an AI system as inventor

EPO rejects appeals against refusal of applications naming an AI system as inventor Further to our earlier publication (https://www.aathornton.com/court-of-appeal-dabus-case/) reporting a UK Court of Appeal decision concerning the naming of an AI system DABUS as an inventor for a patent application, the European Patent Office (EPO) has now issued a decision on the corresponding European… Read more »

AA Thornton welcomes its first Non-Executive Director

AA Thornton welcomes its first Non-Executive Director We are delighted to announce that, as part of the firm’s commitment to a significant growth strategy, the partners of AA Thornton are welcoming Jeremy Horner as the firm’s first Non-Executive Director. Jeremy is a Chartered Accountant and experienced Non-Executive Director as well as a member of the… Read more »

Patent Box: Inventing a way to reduce Corporation Tax

Patent Box: Inventing a way to reduce Corporation Tax Most companies would like to invent a way to reduce their corporation tax liability.  The UK Patent Box scheme provides a way to do just that by offering a reduced corporation tax rate of 10% for profits arising from patented inventions.  This tax saving through innovation… Read more »

The Earthshot Prize – AA Thornton proud to be involved

The Earthshot Prize – AA Thornton proud to be involved   The Earthshot Prize is “the most ambitious and prestigious” environment award in history and “designed to incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years.”   Headed up by Prince William, the Prize is centred around five simple but ambitious… Read more »

AA Thornton share delight with Legal 500 2022 rankings

AA Thornton share delight with Legal 500 2022 rankings The Legal 500 2022 edition has now been published and we are thrilled that our practice areas have been recognised for their ‘excellent’ service.  Recommended as a top-tier firm in the Patents practice areas, the team have been described by our clients as ‘attentive‘, ‘dedicated‘ and… Read more »

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