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Comforted By The Seat Of Justice - No Going Behind The EPO's Decision To Grant A Patent

The Court of Appeal recently ruled in Virgin Atlantic Airways v Jet Airlines (India) & Zodiac Seats UK and others that the English courts cannot go behind the European Patent Office's ("EPO's") decision to grant a European...more

A Guide through Europe’s New Unified Patent System

Introduction - The EU Patent Package (the Patent Package) consists of two related, but independent parts: a Unitary EU Patent (the Unitary Patent or UP) and a Unified Patent Court (the UPC). The new system is expected...more

News from Abroad: Emerging Practice of the European Patent Office on Stem Cell Inventions

Originally published in Forresters on November 25, 2012. Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel? - It is clear from an emerging practice of the European Patent Office (EPO) that they were not widely impressed...more

News from Abroad: EPO Codifies CJEU's Decision on Human Embryonic Stem Cells

On 8 October 2011, the Court of Justice of the European Union's (CJEU) handed down a landmark judgment on the correct interpretation of Article 6(2)(c) of the Biotechnology Directive (98/44/EC) relating to the patentability...more

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