Computer Technology

Patenting Biological Simulations in Drug Discovery

  Our article ‘Patenting Biological Simulations in Drug Discovery’ has been published in Drug Discovery Today, by Elsevier. It examines the challenges faced when pursuing patent protection for biological simulations, particularly in view of the guidance provided by the European Patent Office in G1/19. Article Highlights: Biological simulations typically require...

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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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Convergent Behaviour: Trends in AI HealthTech Patent Filings

AI & IP Series This is the third in a series of three articles directed at all innovators using artificial intelligence to solve problems in healthcare. Our aim is to address some of the misconceptions we frequently hear around the protection of AI-based HealthTech inventions and to provide some practical...

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Computer Simulations are Patentable — but which ones?

  The European Patent Office has recently confirmed that computer simulations can be patentable. However, whether or not a simulation is likely to be patentable isn’t always straightforward. This article looks at some of the patentable and non-patentable examples recently provided by the EPO, which should provide some guidance as...

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Changes in Simulations at the EPO: A Debrief

  As the dust settles following the out-of-the-blue release of G1/19, we thought we would put together some notes and thoughts on what the decision will mean for applicants and practitioners — whether they are Europe-based or elsewhere. The most welcome result from the decision will be the degree of...

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