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Closed Loop Medicine Raises £2.1M Pre-Series A

GJE client Closed Loop Medicine raised £2.1M in venture capital funding. The raise for the Cambridge-based health tech start-up was from Longwall Ventures Partners amongst other investment groups. Closed Loop Medicine is a start-up that helps doctors and healthcare providers deliver personalised treatment regimens by combining proven drug treatments with...

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Stays may be available for computer simulation inventions at the EPO

Following on from our article commenting on the recent referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (G 1/19) the EPO have published a further notice concerning the staying of proceedings. The notice indicates that the President of the EPO has decided that all proceedings before the EPO in which the...

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The President of the EPO is determined to prevent patents issuing directed to plants obtained by essentially biological processes

In a notice published yesterday, the President of the EPO has decided to stay any examination or opposition proceedings at the EPO where the patent application or patent in question claims a plant or animal exclusively obtained by means of an essentially biological process. This decision has been taken to...

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GJE recognised by Managing IP Stars 2019

We are delighted to have been listed as a leading firm in the 2019 edition of Managing IP. Every year, the publication independently researches practices in order to identify the world’s leading firms and individuals. The aspects assessed for the firm rankings include expertise, workload, market reputation/track record, outcomes achieved...

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The President of the EPO turns up the heat on the Boards of Appeal in the debate over patentability of products of essentially biological processes

Following on from my previous report on the EPO Administrative Council’s new Rule 28(2) explicitly excluding products of “essentially biological processes” from patentability, this story has taken some interesting new turns. New Rule 28(2) was billed as a “clarification” of the meaning of Article 53(b) EPC but in February in...

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