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UK to ratify Unified Patent Court Agreement

The UK government has announced that it will press ahead with plans for ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA), which is necessary to allow the coming into force of provisions relating to both the new European patent with unitary effect throughout participating EU Member States, and the new...

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Poisonous priority – less toxic now? Enlarged Board issues order in G1/15

The EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal has issued their answer to the questions referred to it concerning partial priority in referral G1/15. The answer is: “Under the EPC, entitlement to partial priority may not be refused for a claim encompassing alternative subject-matter by virtue of one or more generic expressions...

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Peter Finnie is an Elevator for Pitch@Palace 6.0 finalist Codec

Peter Finnie, Managing Partner of GJE, is supporting Codec, a start-up engaged in cutting-edge marketing tech, as it seeks to win Pitch@Palace 6.0. Peter, who is passionate about innovation, was chosen as a Pitch@Palace Elevator for his experience in working with numerous start-ups to help them secure intellectual property (IP)...

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GJE’s Brexit Update – The Return of the National UK Filing

It is now a few months since the UK voted for Brexit (i.e. to leave the European Union).  It had been hoped that by now we might have greater clarity about timings, in terms of both triggering Article 50 and thereby starting the whole process, and also when the ultimate...

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Dual Filing Service for UK and European Registered Designs

The result of the UK referendum on 23 June 2016 took the world by shock. However, in spite of all the headlines, the UK remains part of the European Union. There is still no official timetable for Brexit, but it is anticipated that the UK government will initiate the formal...

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