Patents

F1 teams join fight against COVID-19

Automotive team member Stuart Greenwood highlights how the UK-based F1 teams are joining forces to assess whether they can combine their expertise in design, rapid prototyping, and high value manufacturing and production, to produce medical devices to help in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. More than 60 manufacturers have been asked to make up to… Read more »

EPO announce fee increases, effective from 1 April 2020

EPO announce fee increases, effective from 1 April 2020 The EPO recently announced their fees are to increase on the 1 April 2020.  This is in line with their typical practice of increasing fees every two years. The average increase will be 4% for most fees including for the appeal fee for specific entities*, however… Read more »

AA Thornton Go Electric with Ford

Patent attorney, and Automotive & Aerospace team member, Marianne Privett reports on the Ford GoElectric event Following the UK Government’s recent announcement that the sale of new diesel and gasoline powered cars could be banned as early as 2032 the Ford Go Electric roadshow was in London in February to promote their electric and hybrid… Read more »

BioScience Today article: Shanks v Unilever – An opening of the claim floodgates?

Solicitor Varuni Paranavitane writes for BioScience Today on the subject of Shanks v Unilever – An opening of the claim floodgates? This article was originally written for BioScience today, you can find Varuni’s article below, or read the full magazine here.   BACKGROUND In 2006 Professor Shanks claimed compensation under s40 of the Patents Act on… Read more »

Kicking up a storm – a breakdown of Nike’s ground-breaking and controversial range of running shoes

Patent Attorney Stuart Greenwood* reports on Nike’s ground-breaking and controversial range of running shoes. *Stuart has run several marathons, and is currently training for his first foray into the world of ultra-marathons. He has a keen interest in the development of Nike’s Vaporfly and Alphafly running shoes as he feels he needs all the help… Read more »

CIPA Event: Mike Jennings to educate on: ‘subject matter eligibility for patent protection in Europe and US’

AA Thornton’s Mike Jennings has been invited to educate UK patent attorneys on subject matter eligibility for patent protection in Europe and US, via a joint presentation for the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) in Leeds on 13 February with US patent attorney Michael Piper from Conley Rose. They will discuss patenting of computer-implemented… Read more »

Patenting AI and computer simulation – an interview with Partner Mike Jennings

An interview with Mike Jennings of AA Thornton – Patenting AI and computer simulation Partner Mike Jennings is a regular speaker on patenting computer-implemented inventions (CIIs).  In this interview, we asked Mike for an update on European patenting of artificial intelligence and computer simulation. AA Thornton has a substantial practice protecting CIIs.  Clients include some… Read more »

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