IP News

Beth Campbell

Novelty based on the purity of a chemical compound in Europe


In decision T 1085/13 dated 9 November 2018, the Board of Appeal decided that a claim defining a compound

Beth Campbell

Stricter conformity of patent specifications at the EPO


The European patent office (EPO) published new Guidelines for Examination (“Guidelines”), which came into force on 1 March 2021.

James Cornford

Appeal Oral Proceedings by Video Conference Referred To EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal

It has been reported that an EPO Board of Appeal has referred a question to the EPO Enlarged Board of …

Brexit FAQs

When was Brexit?

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020, and the withdrawal finally took effect, for …