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Getting Priority Right in Europe

Dr Liam Lawlor discusses priority rights in the context of the European Patent Convention and recent decisions.

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TLIP Ltd – leading European Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys and Portfolio Management Support

Global Reach

Our clients’ commercial interests extend across the world.  To support those interests, TLIP has appointed a network of approved overseas associate firms with expert local knowledge.  We work together to provide you with a truly international service.

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New EPO President Starts Term

António Campinos started his five-year term as President of the European Patent Office (EPO) on 1st July 2018. Having previously been executive director at the EUIPO, and president of Portugal’s National Industrial Property Institute, Mr. Campinos brings over 20 years experience to the post.

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Getting Priority Right in Europe

Dr Liam Lawlor discusses priority rights in the context of the European Patent Convention and recent decisions from a CRISPR/Cas9 perspective.

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Patenting Artificial Intelligence

On 30 May, the EPO held a conference on “Patenting Artificial Intelligence”. It was attended by Anna Bartholomew and in this article she reports on the key findings.

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Our Expertise

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.