Chemistry

Do Patents Benefit Cleantech Companies?

  The UK will shortly host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference. Known as COP26, this conference could arguably be one of the most important climate summits to date, with world leaders assessing the extent to which targets set out in the landmark Paris Agreement of 2015 have been met....

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New UKIPO “IP Access” Fund. Up to £5,000 Intellectual Property Grant Available for SMEs

As part of the UK Government’s strategy to rebound the economy through the success of knowledge-led high skill businesses, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has launched a new IP Access fund as an extension of the existing IP Audit Plus programme. This new fund, which offers grants of up...

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Chemical Patents – How to Get the Protection You Want in Europe Part 2: Supporting the Invention

  Part 1 As those familiar with the patent granting process will know, a European patent is obtained via the European Patent Office (EPO). For a European patent to be granted, it has to meet a series of requirements set by the European Patent Convention (EPC). At least in some...

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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

  Part 2  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...

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