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EPO Boards of Appeal Conference Highlights

The European Patent Office recently held its eighth “Boards of Appeal and Key Decisions” conference. Attended by Dr Simon Fortt, this annual conference provides a unique insight into developments within the Boards of Appeal and its case law.

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EPO Boards of Appeal Conference 2018

The European Patent Office recently held its eighth “Boards of Appeal and Key Decisions” conference. This annual conference provides a unique insight into developments within the Boards of Appeal and its case law. Here we summarize recent developments.

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Skating towards Patent Infringement

Anna Bartholomew takes a look at Lord Kitchin’s decision on Icescape Ltd v Ice-World International BV & Ors [2018] EWCA Civ 2219 which applies for the first time the new approach to infringement of patents as set out in the decision of the Supreme Court in Actavis UK Ltd v Eli Lilly & Co [2017] UKSC 48.

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Special Update on Patenting AI: New European Guidelines

Ahead of their adoption on 1 November, TLIP take a look at the European Guidelines for Examination in relation to software, mathematical methods, AI and cloud computing.

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TLIP attorneys work in specialist technology and legal fields.   Our attorneys include an astrophysicist, a synthetic chemist, an IBM patent engineer, an electronic engineer, a mechanical engineer and a toxicologist. Whilst we are mostly known for our original patent drafting and patent prosecution, we also advise our clients across all IP rights: including trade secrets, contracts and licensing. We combine this with a good dose of real life experience and learning from clients that continually push the boundaries of what is possible.