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

Supplementary Protection Certificates in Europe – expected change of practice before the Irish Patents Office

On 6 October 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a Decision in the long awaited

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

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