Accelerating Prosecution at the EPO

A question commonly asked about the European patent system is how to speed up prosecution of patent applications at the

2016: The year ahead to a new European litigation system

This year looks to be a pivotal year for the establishment of the Unified Patent Court (UPC), the introduction of

The UKIPO: keeping opinions to itself no longer?

Background When the UK Intellectual Property Act (IPA) entered into force on the 1st October 2014, its major focus was

The back-and-forth of the Unified Patent Court Agreement

In a move that advances the establishment of the European Unified Patent Court (UPC), Luxembourg has become the latest signatory

Ireland to establish local division of the Unified Patent Court

On 13th November 2014 the Irish Government officially announced that it has decided to establish a local division of the