Category Archives: News
Court of England and Wales hands down its judgement concerning a notice to be placed on Apple’s website concerning the non-infringement of their Community Design by certain Samsung tablets
The judgement by the Court of England and Wales concerning a notice to be placed on Apple’s website concerning the non-infringement of their Community Design by certain Samsung tablets is now available at  EWCA Civ 1430. It makes somewhat uncomfortable … Continue reading
The European Patent Office (EPO) has now made available a second set of European languages in its free automatic translation service Patent Translate. With the addition of Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian and Polish, the service now enables translation … Continue reading
The Technology Strategy Board is offering the chance to win Innovation Vouchers up to a value of £5,000 for start-up, micro, small or medium-sized business to obtain the help of an external expert- including Patent Attorneys – to develop ideas and improve … Continue reading
Vringo Infrastructure Inc files for patent infringement against the UK unit of Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corporation
As the telecoms market matures and obtaining or maintaining market share becomes increasingly competitive, organisations can be expected to seek ways to maintain it by use of the patent portfolios that they have built up during the development phase of … Continue reading
We are pleased to announce that Maschio & Soames LLP is a gold sponsor at this years European Antibody Congress 2012 which is being held in Geneva, Switzerland on 27-28 November 2012. This conferece is Europe’s leading congress for antibody … Continue reading
A new small claims track was introduced to the Patents County Court (PCC) on 1 October 2012. The aim is to speed up the court process and make it cheaper and easier to protect intellectual property (IP) rights. The small claims track provides … Continue reading
The Unitary European Patent moves a step closer with an updated draft agreement on the Unified Patent Court
This draft agreement on the Unified Patent Court will be discussed at the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee meeting on 10-11 October 2012. For further details of the changes to the draft agreeement click here.
The notion behind ‘Peer to Patent’ is to provide a web-based interface that more easily enables the general public, especially technical research communities, to contribute observations on patent applications. It is hoped that implementing this type of system at the … Continue reading
Patent examiner Thierry Schmitter won a bronze medal at the Paralympics in London in the Single-Person Keelboat (2.4mR) category. Click here for further details.
Ireland has acceded to the London Agreement, which means that it will no longer be necessary to translate into English the complete text of a granted European Patent which was published in French or German. The claims of such a … Continue reading
Apple has enforced its “Bounce Back” patent EP2126678B against Google/Motorola in Germany. The bounce back patent covers devices in which the action of scrolling on a touch screen allows the document to “bounce back” when the limits of the document … Continue reading
The United States Federal Circuit confirms that isolated genes are patentable subject matter in the Myriad case
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in the United States has confirmed that isolated gene sequences are patentable which is good news for companies developing gene-based therapies and diagnostics (Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) and ACLU v. USPTO and Myriad … Continue reading
Tony Maschio co-authors article in Life Sciences Law and Industry Report (Bloomberg BNA) – Is Mayo v. Prometheus the End of Diagnostic Patents?
Tony Maschio has co-authored an article for Bloomberg BNA’s Life Science’s Law & Industry Report. The article, titled “Is Mayo v. Prometheus the End of Diagnostic Patents?,” examines the potential impact of the United States Supreme Court’s March 2012 decision that … Continue reading
European patent attorneys John Lloyd and Marc Morgan attended the ‘Ignite your…. Manufacturing’ event at the University of Southampton Science Park on 24 July 2012
Presenters included Richard Teal from the Manufacturing Advisory Service, Gary Townley from the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), Alan Scrase from SETsquared and Professor Simon J. Cox from the Computational Engineering Design Research Group at the University of Southampton.
Do you need some free introductory information about applying for a patent? Try this free guide from the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO).
Do you need some introductory information about intellectual property rights? Try this free guide from the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO).
Nominations for the European Inventor Award 2013 are now open. The deadline for nominations is 11 october 2012.
European patent oppositions – a brief guide to opposing a European patent at the European Patent Office (EPO)
The Opposition procedure can be used to challenge the validity of another parties granted European patent before the European Patent Office. The procedure is centralised which means that a successful challenge will be effective in all of the European contracting … Continue reading
We are pleased to announce that Annabel Hampshire has passed the European Qualifying Examination to become a European Patent Attorney and is now a fully qualified European and Chartered UK Patent Attorney. Congratulations Annabel!
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) runs numerous events throughout the UK and abroad which have an emphasis on intellectual property. The list of events is is updated regularly and can be found here.