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.
20 12月 2016
We are delighted to announce that our two-week course on the legal and practical aspects of working with the EPC and EPO will run again in 2017.
16 12月 2016
Partner Robert Watson will be speaking at the 6th FICPI China Symposium in Hangzhou which takes place from 30th March to 2nd April 2017.
15 12月 2016
Season's Greetings from all at Mewburn Ellis. We thank you for your support and friendship and extend our warmest wishes for a bright and successful year ahead.
13 12月 2016
Here we provide a summary of the EPO's new Guidelines for Examination adopted on 1 November 2016.