Refunds of Examination Fee for European Patent Applications

The EPO has recently announced several changes in the availability of certain refunds of Examination fees paid for European patent

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

Considerations when filing amendments to claims approved for grant

Once the European Patent Office is satisfied that an application is in an appropriate form for allowance, a notification of

Patent Filing 101: Filing applications at the UKIPO

Filing patent applications can be a cumbersome task, hence it is important to know the ins-and-outs of the processes  to

BIO Briefings – a flavour of BIO 2015 International Convention Philadelphia

  Another busy BIO conference has finished for the year. Amongst the 15,000 – or thereabouts – attendees were many