We will regularly keep these pages updated with all the latest news from across the firm, updated briefings and press releases on topical issues in the Intellectual Property world.

A comprehensive collection of our news releases is set out below, but you can use the tabs to access the specific types of articles.

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Dr Jack Gunning

Provisional Application Period (PAP) of the UPC has commenced

On Tuesday, 18 January, Austria deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol on Provisional Application of the UPC agreement. …

Forresters supports SMEs in The Innovation Challenge

We have partnered with TBAT Innovation to provide IP support to SMEs looking to innovate.

TBAT Innovation has launched The …

Tas Quayum appointed as Chief Operating Officer

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tas Quayum as chief operating officer.

Tas has been hired by Forresters …

COVID-19 Update

Please note: Information highlighted in orange text, reflects changes made during the last 7 days.

Forresters is fully operational …

Dr Nick Palmer

What’s New?  The EPO Consults On Novelty Grace Periods

To obtain a valid European patent for an invention, the details must be kept secret before a patent application is …

Kate Selwyn

Changes to PCT sequence listing format delayed until July 2022

Further to our previous article on the new sequence listing standard ST.26 at WIPO, the implementation date of ST.26 has …

Rupert Knights

T1989/18 – EPO Board of Appeal rules there is no legal basis for the requirement to amend the description in conformity with the claims

A longstanding peculiarity of European patent practice is the requirement that the description of a patent application is amended to …

Dr Jack Gunning

Provisional implementation of the UPC confirmed

On Friday, November 19th, Austria’s National Council unanimously approved the draft legislation of the Protocol on the Provisional …

Beth Campbell

T1791/16 – Clarity in opposition proceedings


In decision T 1791/16 dated 22 June 2021, the Board of Appeal decided that if a granted claim is