Isobel Finnie

Isobel Finnie

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European patents to take effect in Morocco

From 1 March 2015, a new agreement will come into force that allows European patents to be validated in Morocco. This is the first time that a non-member country of the European Patent Organisation will have recognised...more

3/3/2015 - EU European Patent Office Morocco Patents

USPTO Guidance for Examiners Takes Expansive View of Myriad and Prometheus Decisions

On March 4, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued a memorandum to the Patent Examining Corps with guidance for determining the patent eligibility of claims relating to products of nature and laws of...more

3/10/2014 - AMP v Myriad Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs SCOTUS USPTO

Australian High Court confirms that methods of medical treatment of the human body are patentable inventions

On 4 December 2013, the High Court of Australia handed down a decision confirming that methods of medical treatment can fall within the scope of patentable subject-matter....more

1/3/2014 - Australia Healthcare Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents

How to Harness Speedy Services from the UK IPO to Improve Your Patenting Strategy

Since 16 March 2013 the America Invents Act (AIA) has expanded what constitutes prior art. The run-up to this law change date saw a spike in new patent applications filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office...more

8/16/2013 - America Invents Act IPO Patent Applications Patent Reform Patents UL USPTO

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