Ashley Earl

Drafting Chemical Patent Applications: Strategies for Dealing with an Absence of Data

Those who have experience of the patent process in the chemical field will know the importance of supporting the application with experimental data. This will help facilitate a smooth route to grant, and maximise the chances of arriving at a patent that will withstand challenges from third parties. However, as...

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Reduce, reuse, recycle, register?

  This article was originally published on GreenBiz and remains their copyrighted material. Follow this link to read the full article. Consumer interest in the use of recycled materials, so-called recyclates, is on the rise. Indeed, the perceived sustainability of a product or brand is playing an increasingly important role in...

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“What should I spend on a patent?” – Ensuring value for money

Let’s get one thing out of the way: patents can be expensive. On the other hand, they are often essential to the success of many businesses. So how can innovators acquire and maintain suitable innovation protection whilst ensuring good value for money? At the outset, it is worth pointing out...

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Chemical Oppositions – Can Experimental Data be the Key to Success? Part 2

There is a nine-month window in which anyone can oppose the grant of a European patent. If the opponent is successful, the patent can be limited to a scope that they can work around, or the patent can even be revoked entirely. Filing an opposition can therefore be an extremely...

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Chemical Oppositions – Can Experimental Data be the Key to Success? Part 1

There is a nine-month window in which anyone can oppose the grant of a European patent. If the opponent is successful, the patent can be limited to a scope that they can work around, or the patent can even be revoked entirely. Filing an opposition can therefore be an extremely...

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