Matthew Hoyles

Patent Eligibility tests at the UK IPO – before or after inventive step?

The UK IPO and EPO each take a different approach to patentability of computer implemented inventions. One of the most contentious issues in this area and one which is significantly affecting efforts to harmonise tests globally (see the recent paper from the AIPPI study group on CII) is consideration of...

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The UK IPO comments on pre-Actavis infringement opinions

The ripples of the Actavis Lilly Supreme Court decision are slowly spreading throughout the UK IP ecosystem. Shortly before Arnold J gave his thoughts on claim construction in the new post-Actavis era in Mylan v Yeda and Teva [2017] EWHC 2629 (Pat), the UK IPO had to wrestle with how...

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Graphical User Interfaces – don’t believe everything you read

You may have read in the past that Apple had a patent granted for their ‘slide-to-unlock’ concept and that they were suing rivals for infringement of that granted patent. You may also have read, or been advised, that it is not possible to patent software and that you can’t patent...

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