20 4月 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.
05 4月 2017
Joseph Lenthall will be attending the China Intellectual Property and Innovation Summit in Shanghai on 20-21 April.
29 3月 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.
29 3月 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.
21 3月 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.
10 3月 2017
Robert Watson will attending the FICPI Executive Committee Meeting in Hangzhou, China which takes place from 25 to 30 March.
03 3月 2017
We are very pleased to say that Daniel Brodsky, Anna Mudge, Andrew Pitts, Isobel Stone, Andrew Tindall and Andrew Walkinshaw have passed the Queen Mary Certificate in Intellectual Property which is their first step towards being UK-qualified patent attorneys.
01 3月 2017
The World Health Organisation has published a list of 12 families of bacteria which are the most critical to human health.
13 2月 2017
On 10 February 2017, Italy became the twelfth country to ratify the Unified Patent Court (“UPC”) Agreement.
10 2月 2017
Enlarged Board confirms partial priority approach, even if a generic definition is used.
07 2月 2017
The EPO Enlarged Board’s decision confirming that claims can be entitled to different priority dates, even where a generic term is used, has now been published.
07 2月 2017
Mewburn Ellis is delighted to have been recognised in MIP IP Stars 2017 trade mark prosecution rankings as a notable firm.
06 2月 2017
Mewburn Ellis LLP represented Owens Corning’s subsidiary, OCV Intellectual LLC (“OCV”), in its successful defence of one its glass fibre composition patents, EP(UK) 1 831 188 B, in the UK courts. Revocation proceedings were instigated by the Jushi Group Ltd (“Jushi”) in the UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (“IPEC”), a specialist UK IP court.
31 1月 2017
Mewburn Ellis is delighted to be celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.
17 1月 2017
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) Preparatory Committee has stated that it is working under the assumption that the UPC will become operational in December 2017. The UPC Agreement has been ratified by enough other countries that it will come into force when both Germany and the UK ratify.