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GJE update regarding coronavirus 04/08/2020

GJE continues to closely monitor and evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on our people, our clients and our business operations, as the UK adapts to changing restrictions to contain the spread of the virus whilst the economy is opened up again. We remain fully operational and open for business. We continue to work within government...

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UK withdraws ratification of UPCA

The UK has formally ended its participation in the unitary patent project by withdrawing its earlier ratification of the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPCA). In a statement to the House of Commons, Amanda Solloway (Minister for Science, Research and Innovation) confirmed that the UK Government’s aims of becoming...

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GJE – Highly Recommended in the IAM Patent 1000 for 2020

GJE is ranked “highly recommended” in the “Firms: Prosecution” category, and gained Gold as a firm for “European Patent Office Top Patent Professionals” category. Partners Peter Arrowsmith and Arnie Clarke, and Director Lucy Samuels, are among a handful of patent attorneys recommended in the “European Patent Office Top Patent Professionals” category. They...

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GJE No.1 in the Financial Times “Europe’s Leading Patent Firms 2020” awards.

GJE has been listed joint first place on the Financial Times leader board of top firms in the “Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2020” annual awards. The firm received five Gold awards, and one Silver, out of the six awards available – the best result among a total of 160 recommended...

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EPO COVID-19 Provisions

Following the numerous notices and decisions issued by the European Patent Office, setting out its COVID-19 provisions, we provide the following summary of the latest guidance regarding time limits and oral proceedings. Please contact your usual GJE attorney for more information or advice concerning specific cases. Blanket Extension of Time...

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