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.


Further Delays for the Unitary Patent Package

23 Jun 2017

The start of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) has been further delayed. The expected target date of 1 December 2017 cannot be maintained and a start date of mid-2018 (or later) is more likely.

Emerging Technologies Competition 2017 Winners

15 Jun 2017

Congratulations to the winners of the Emerging Technologies Competition 2017.

Cambridge Enterprise CEO receives Lifetime Achievement Award

12 Jun 2017

We congratulate Tony Raven, CEO of Cambridge Enterprise at the University of Cambridge, who has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Global University Venturing (GUV).

Diversity in IP Breakfast Meeting

12 Jun 2017

Robert Watson and Sarah Brearley will be attending a Diversity in IP Breakfast Meeting taking place on Friday 16 June in London.

Mewburn Ellis placed in 'gold' top tier of IAM Patent 1000 - EPO Rankings

08 Jun 2017

Mewburn Ellis is delighted to be placed in the ‘gold’ top tier of the IAM Patent 1000 European Patent Office rankings. We are one of only three UK firms that made it into the top tier.

Mewburn Ellis 'Highly Recommended' in ‘IAM 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners’ 2017

08 Jun 2017

We are delighted to be ranked highly recommendedin ‘IAM 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners’ for our expertise in the patent prosecution field and recognised for our “technically gifted individuals" and "meticulous" drafting.

2017 TERMIS Business Plan Competition

06 Jun 2017

Dr. Joe Lenthall is delighted to be one of the judges for the final of the 2017 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society (TERMIS) Business Plan Competition in Davos, Switzerland on 27 June 2017.

Mewburn Ellis sponsor Team Bath Racing Electric Car

30 May 2017

Mewburn Ellis is proud to have sponsored Team Bath Racing Electric (TBRe) since 2016. Simon Parry, Andy King, and Dan Thornton, patent and trade mark attorneys from Mewburn Ellis, will attend the launch event for the TBRe17 racing car on 31 May at the University of Bath.

Robert Watson meets the new Chief Executive of the UKIPO

30 May 2017

Mewburn Ellis Partner Robert Watson will be meeting with the new Chief Executive of the UKIPO on Monday, 5 June, in his role as immediate Past President of FICPI-UK.

Hitachi European R&D Centre launches new research facility in London

16 May 2017

Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Europe, Ltd. have announced the opening of a Global Centre for Social Innovation-Europe (CSI-Europe) in the city of London.

Oramed Pharmaceuticals in the news

15 May 2017

Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems, have announced plans to develop a weight loss treatment in the form of an oral Leptin capsule.

2017 BIO International Convention

12 May 2017

Joanna Cripps, Nick Sutcliffe and Sean Jauss will be at BIO 2017 which takes place in San Diego from 19-22 June.

Sorrento Therapeutics Announces Closing of its Acquisition of Virttu Biologics

05 May 2017

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. has announced the closing of a transaction whereby its cellular therapy focused subsidiary, TNK Therapeutics, Inc. has acquired Virttu Biologics Limited.

Cambridge Enterprise licenses cholangiocyte stem cell technology to DefiniGEN

03 May 2017

DefiniGEN, a leading provider of stem cell products and services, has announced that it has strengthened its IP portfolio with a licence for cutting-edge cholangiocyte liver technology from Cambridge Enterprise.

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.