A number of questions have recently been referred to the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal, with the aim of obtaining clarification on the extent to which partial priority can be claimed by a European patent application. TLIP looks at the issue and the effect partial priority may currently have on European patent applications.
On 30th July 2015, the USPTO published an Update on Subject Matter Eligibility, which updates the 2014 Interim Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility (2014 IEG) published on 16th December 2014. TLIP looks at how it may affect patent prosecution for applicants seeking US patent protection.
The three day event held 8th to 10th July 2015 at St James University Hospital was part of the EyeTN, Marie Curie Initial Training Network. Talks were also given by Avacta Life Sciences, James Love Legal, Patent Boutique, Imperial Innovations and IP Group.
Parminder, Daniel and Nicola will be based in our new Cambridge office at Chesterford Research Park.
In order to accommodate strong growth and take on new personnel we have relocated both our Leeds and Cambridge offices to larger premises. The Cambridge office will be base camp for three new starters whose full details will be announced on 1st July 2015.