We want to keep you up to date with developments in the IP world and let you know what we are up to at Mewburn Ellis.


Unitary Patent, UPC and opting out: some guidance

20 Apr 2017

The European Unitary Patent (EUP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) are expected to be available in December 2017 onwards. There are several important considerations for European patent holders before this date. We provide three information sheets to help patent holders make these important decisions.

F-star Receive Annual Business Weekly Awards ‘Life Science Innovation’ Prize

10 Apr 2017

We congratulate our client F-star on being awarded the ‘Life Science Innovation’ prize at the Annual Business Weekly Awards 2017.

Autoliv recognised by General Motors as a 2016 Supplier of the Year Winner

10 Apr 2017

Congratulations to our client Autoliv,Inc. who were named General Motors Supplier of the Year 2016 for their sensing and diagnostic modules.

Bone tissue engineering becomes a reality

07 Apr 2017

A*STAR researchers have developed small biodegradable and biocompatible supports that aid stem cell differentiation and multiplication as well as bone formation in living animal models.

BerGenBio completes IPO, raising $49M for cancer trials

07 Apr 2017

The capital raised will be used to continue developing their range of selective AXL kinase inhibitors for the treatment of multiple aggressive cancers.

UK Patent Box’s maximum tax relief now available

06 Apr 2017

Having been gradually phased-in since 2013, the scheme now allows for the full reduction of corporation tax
down to 10%.

China Intellectual Property & Innovation Summit 2017

05 Apr 2017

Joseph Lenthall will be attending the China Intellectual Property and Innovation Summit in Shanghai on 20-21 April.

ECTA 2017

05 Apr 2017

Rebecca Anderson Smith will be at the ECTA 2017 conference in Budapest from 28 June to 1 July.

INTA 2017

05 Apr 2017

Roger Grimshaw, Andy King, Edmund Harrison and Emma Gallacher are looking forward to attending INTA’s 139th Annual Meeting.

IET Innovation Awards 2017

04 Apr 2017

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Emerging Technologies category at IET Innovation Awards this year.

New Partners 2017

29 Mar 2017

The Partners of Mewburn Ellis LLP are pleased to announce that with effect from 1 April 2017 John Addiss and Emma Graham will join the partnership.

UK to trigger Article 50 on 29 March 2017

29 Mar 2017

On 29 March 2017, the UK will notify the European Council under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty of its intention to withdraw from the EU, triggering what is likely to be a prolonged period of negotiation.

Tessa Therapeutics Announces Acquisition of Euchloe Bio

24 Mar 2017

Tessa Therapeutics, an immunotherapy company dedicated to revolutionising the treatment of cancer, has acquired Euchloe Bio, a biotechnology company specialising in the development and commercialisation of antibodies to treat cancer.


24 Mar 2017

Robert Andrews will be at BioKorea 2017 which takes place in Seoul, Korea from 12-14 April.

Unified Patent Court (UPC) Updates

21 Mar 2017

Further progress has been made towards the opening of the Unified Patent Court and the Preparatory Committee has recently announced that the ‘provisional application phase’ of the UPC agreement is now expected to start at the end of May 2017.