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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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Designs in the Automotive Sector – Putting you in the Driver’s Seat

  Cars are excellent examples of assets that strongly benefit from all three types of registered intellectual property protection. Patents are key to protecting technical innovations, while trade marks can provide an essential safeguard of the brand behind the vehicle. Furthermore, in a surprising departure from convention, in 2019 the...

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Should we always strive for perfection?

  This article was authored by Claire Tanner Mental health is a broad and complex topic, with no easily identifiable causes when things go wrong and certainly no easy remedies. One way or another poor mental health has undoubtedly impacted us all. Mental Health Awareness Week is an opportunity for...

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IP Strategies for AI Innovators in Healthcare

GJE & Intelligent Health – AI & IP Series This is the second in a series of three articles prepared for the Intelligent Health community, 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...

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Is Dasatinib Dead? – An Incredible Change to the Plausibility Threshold

  It is just over four years since Board 3.3.01 of the EPO Boards of Appeal delivered its much-anticipated decision in the Dasatinib case (T 488/16). Having been closely involved in that case on behalf of one of the opponents, it was obvious to me that the decision represented a...

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