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Easing into the Unitary Patent – EPO Practice Points

Here’s the scenario: it’s good news! You have received a Communication pursuant to Rule 71(3) EPC – an “Intention to Grant” –  from the European Patent Office.

Normally, you would go about checking the text intended for grant and approving or disapproving it as necessary. Approval would have the EPO next issue a Decision to Grant, and the application would be subsequently granted. However, don’t respond to the Communication just yet. Read on.

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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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Augmented Reality Contact Lenses

When the CEO of our client says “the coolest thing I’ve seen is Arm embedded in a contact lens that allows for augmented reality”, we had to agree. Paul Dakers looks at Mojo Vision AR.

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The AI Entity DABUS as an Inventor: EPO Legal Board of Appeal Decision

The Legal Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office has recently published its judgment in an appeal from a decision on a patent application in which an artificial intelligence entity was named as the inventor.

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Easing into the Unitary Patent – EPO Practice Points

Here’s the scenario: it’s good news! You have received a Communication pursuant to Rule 71(3) EPC – an “Intention to Grant” – from the European Patent Office.
Normally, you would go about checking the text intended for grant and approving or disapproving it as necessary. Approval would have the EPO next issue a Decision to Grant, and the application would be subsequently granted. However, don’t respond to the Communication just yet. Read on.

Read More >

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.