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G1/19 on Patents and Simulations — How may Industry feel about the Enlarged Board’s decision?

  We have kept a close eye over the past year on G1/19 the referral to the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal in relation to the patentability of simulations. Now that the decision has issued, we thought it would be worth trying to predict how industry may feel about the...

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The Law of Unintended (or Intended) Consequences — The Impact of the Legal Developments on Simulations on Machine Learning

  Recent attempts to clarify the EPO’s approach to examining machine learning applications have arguably been missing an important factor… a body of case law on which to base the guidance.  The section on AI and machine learning in the EPO guidelines for examination lists two narrow and specific cases...

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Patenting a Simulation at the European Patent Office — Some Key Points

  Simulations are rife in the modern world. From the design of components for an aeroplane to the movement of people in a crowded space, simulation is finding highly diverse application across many technical fields. The European Patent Office (EPO) treats simulations per se as inherently non-technical meaning that a...

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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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Superwomen: Female Inventors Fighting COVID-19

  This International Women’s Day, we are honouring the successes of female inventors whose innovations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have provided us with much needed hope in a period of unprecedented crisis. The gender patent gap According to a 2020 report by the organisation WISE, the number of...

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