Philippa Makepeace

Opposition Practice at the EPO – Advice for Patent Owners

  Opposition proceedings at the EPO provide a time-limited opportunity for a third party to challenge the validity of a granted European patent centrally, with the aim of achieving revocation, or at least a limitation, of the granted patent rights. In this article, we will give an overview of the...

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Sustainable Food & Drink: Leveraging IP to Gain Commercial Edge | 15.06.21

  Sustainable Food & Drink: Leveraging IP to Gain Commercial Edge Tuesday 15th June 2021, 2:00 pm (London UK – BST) 45mins Sign up here. What will the talk cover? The food and drink sector intensely impacts and has a high dependence on the environment, economy and society. Over recent...

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Sustainable Refreshment: Patenting Green Innovation in the Food and Drink Sector

  Consumer attitudes are changing. The last few years have seen environmental, lifestyle and health considerations become key factors in driving consumer spending towards sustainably produced and packaged food and drink products. In support of this change, there has been a flurry of innovation across the food and drink sector....

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The Textile Industry: Advancing in a Sustainable Fashion

With the global production of over 100 million tonnes of fibres by the textile industry in recent years, the requirement for sustainable material processing having a low environmental impact is clear. In recent years, the textile industry has striven not only to reduce the use of non-renewable resources in production...

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Giving Sustainable Innovation the Green Light

Many will have seen the recent satellite images highlighting the significant reduction in global air pollution since the shutting down of industrial activity by the coronavirus pandemic. As the skies temporarily clear, the impact of industry and human activity on the planet has once again been brought into focus. The...

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