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.


PATINEX 2017 (Patent Information Expo)

09 Aug 2017

Stephen Hodsdon will be speaking about IP strategies in Europe after Brexit at the Patinex 2017 conference that takes place from 7 -8 September 2017 in Seoul, Korea.

Cambridge Enterprise signs deal with Qkine Ltd to drive stem cell and regenerative medicine research

08 Aug 2017

Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge, has licensed key technology to specialist growth factor manufacturer Qkine Ltd for Activin A production.

Mewburn recommended in Managing Intellectual Property: IP Stars 2017

03 Aug 2017

We are delighted to once again be ranked in the Managing Intellectual Property: IP Stars. It’s been an outstanding year for Mewburn, having received praise and multiple recommendations across the firm. We have been recognised for our "responsive service, high quality drafting and good working relationships with inventors".

Mewburn hosts team of future innovators for NCS The Challenge

03 Aug 2017

As part of our 150th anniversary celebrations, we decided to support the National Citizen Service (NCS) and take part as a professional partner for NCS The Challenge. This week, we welcomed a team of the 'next generation of innovators' to the Mewburn Ellis office in London.

UK’s Silicon Photonics Consortium to receive £4.8 million boost to R&D innovation funding

28 Jul 2017

It has been announced that Rockley Photonics Limited will match government funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and form a “Prosperity Partnership” with the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC).

Second Sight announces market entry in South Korea

17 Jul 2017

Second Sight, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics has announced its market entry into South Korea.

Autoliv sign agreement with Velodyne to commercialise LiDAR

14 Jul 2017

Autoliv, the global leader in automotive safety systems, has signed an agreement with Velodyne LiDAR for commercialising LiDAR, which is an important sensor technology for autonomous cars.

UK Supreme Court rules on File Wrapper Estoppel and Equivalents

13 Jul 2017

On 12 July, 2017 an important judgement was handed down by the UK Supreme Court in the case of Eli Lilly v Actavis UK. The reasoning in the decision is significant for UK law in two legal areas: file wrapper estoppel and doctrine of equivalents.

OneNucleus: ON Helix Conference

11 Jul 2017

Nick Sutcliffe will be attending the ON Helix conference that takes place on Thursday 13 July in Cambridge. ON Helix is a one day event aimed at informing delegates of how to turn early stage inventions and ideas into innovative health treatments.

F-star enters into strategic collaboration to develop bispecific antibodies in immuno-oncology

10 Jul 2017

F-star, a biopharmaceutical company developing bispecific antibody immuno-oncology products, has announced a new partnership with a leading science and technology company. This new strategic collaboration will focus on the development and commercialisation of five bispecific immuno-oncology antibodies.

OneNucleus: Business Intelligence Breakfast

04 Jul 2017

Robert Watson will be attending a Business Intelligence Breakfast that takes place on Thursday 6 July in Cambridge. This event will explore how to approach discussions for a proposed collaboration in relation to the disclosure of confidential information (such as intellectual property) to third parties.

Tessa Therapeutics and Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy enter into Strategic Alliance Agreement

03 Jul 2017

Tessa Therapeutics (Tessa) and the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy (Parker Institute) have announced that they will join forces in a multi-year strategic alliance agreement to jointly advance research into cancer immunotherapy.

Acclaim for Type 1 Clothing: an innovative Manchester brand

30 Jun 2017

Manchester business owner Natalie Balmain has been winning acclaim for her growing enterprise, Type 1 Clothing.

EPO changes rules relating to patentability of plants and animals obtained by essentially biological processes

30 Jun 2017

The EPO has decided to amend the patents rules to exclude plants and animals obtained exclusively by an essentially biological breeding process from patentability.

Examination Success

30 Jun 2017

We are delighted to announce that Tom Furnival, Dan Thornton, Eleanor Maciver and Alex Burns have all passed their European European Qualifying Examinations and are now qualified European Patent Attorneys.