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

Ireland’s new Government committed to the Unified Patent Court

The Government of the 32nd Dáil is the newly established Government of Ireland, formed after the 2016 general election to

Patent 101: 5 Tips for Protecting Your Idea

(This article was written for AIB Business. The original article was published on April 28, 2016 and can be viewed here.)

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