Matthew Hoyles

O/271/20 – Is the contribution of a claim defined by the whole subject-matter claimed or just the new bit?

Although the Covid-19 crisis has reduced the numbers of decisions published by the UK IPO in 2020 there are still some interesting cases for review. In this patent application, Lenovo sought review of the examiner’s decision that the claims comprised excluded subject matter as a program for a computer and/or...

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Patentability of Simulations at the EPO – G1/19 Hearing Report

Partner Matthew Hoyles and senior associate Sam Jones observed the long anticipated G1/19 Enlarged Board of Appeal hearing held on 15 July 2020.  All sides provided well thought out arguments and some particularly interesting points were raised, including the potential for machine learning algorithms to be considered as alternatives to...

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GJE Client News: NEC OncoImmunity AS announces AI-Developed “Universal Blueprints” for Vaccines against COVID-19

On 22 April, NEC OncoImmunity AS revealed the results of its robust artificial intelligence (AI)-driven prediction platform in the designing of optimised vaccine compositions suitable for combating the outbreak of COVID-19 around the globe. In a cutting-edge approach now revealed in their published paper, the bioinformatics company profiled thousands of...

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Hearings Digest 2019

Our Computer Technology patent attorney team have produced a 2019 UK hearings digest that provides analysis of the decisions issued by the UKIPO relating to computer implemented inventions (CII). Whether you work as in-house counsel or in overseas private practice, you should find the hints and tips for prosecuting CII applications useful,...

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UK becomes even more attractive for first filings in computing and telecomms

Following an announcement earlier in the year that the UK IPO will be outsourcing searches to the EPO (see Ross’ article here), the UK IPO have expanded this to the computing and telecommunications fields (see announcement here). Where UK applications are filed in these fields, there will be a pot...

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