Chemistry

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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Chemical Patents – How to Get the Protection You Want in Europe Part I: Defining the Invention

  As those familiar with the patent process will know, a European patent is obtained via the European Patent Office (EPO). In order to get a European patent granted, it has to meet a series of requirements set by the European Patent Convention (EPC). At least in some respects, the...

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Machine Learning and Patents – A Guide for Patent Attorneys in Chemistry and Life Sciences

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have gained an explosion of attention in recent years as a tool that can be deployed against a wide variety of problems. Indeed, the applications of machine learning are no longer limited to the field of computer science. In chemistry and life sciences machine learning...

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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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