Chemistry

T1621/16 – GJE Cleans Up at the EPO Board of Appeal

Gill Jennings & Every LLP has an extensive EPO opposition practice and has long played a leading role in the development of EPO case law. The EPO Board of Appeal has recently issued a rare ‘B’ decision in case T1621/16, where the patentee was represented by John Fisher (Partner at...

Read more

Patents and Polymorphs

Patents directed to a specific compound polymorph can be a great way to obtain second- or third-line protection for lead candidates, and they usually will outlast earlier composition of matter filings by a few years.The EPO does grant patents relating to polymorphs, but not all applications are ultimately successful. Josh...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

The chemistry of collaboration

From Paul Allen founding Microsoft with Bill Gates, to Ben and Jerry creating their much loved ice cream flavours, many of our modern technologies and luxuries are the product of collaboration. Those within R&D will know the value of collaboration – rarely do breakthroughs result from the work of just...

Read more