Patentability of plants and animals

Since the two decisions “Broccoli-II” and “Tomatoes II” (G 2/12 and G2/13) of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) of March 2015…

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Counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs

In a study on “Trends in trade with counterfeit and pirated goods” conducted by the European Union Intellectual Property Office and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and…

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Update Ed. 1/2020

Our „Update“ contains among others some news articles: Artificial intelligence as inventor -- The printed copy at the EPO -- The figurative trademark „BREXIT“ -- Rubik’s cube…

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Latest Brexit Information

February 2020 1. Transition period The United Kingdom departed the EU on 31 January 2020. The withdrawal agreement now provides for a transition period until 31 December…

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Artificial intelligence as inventor

At present, the “patent world” is dealing with decisions of receiving offices responsible for the formal examination of patent applications, which reject patent applications in which an…

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The printed copy at the EPO

The importance of the so-called "printed copy" in the context of the Communication under Rule 71(3) EPC was recently confirmed by a Technical Board of Appeal of…

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