The attached Brexit note was sent on 22 December 2017 by the Law Society, the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales, to UK ministers and officials, including the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU).
At the 17th meeting of the SACEPO Working Party on Rules the European Patent Office (EPO) announced a modification to its examination procedure to permit deferred examination on applicant request. We have written about this to Ms Heli Pihlajamaa, Director of Patent Law at the EPO.
As the government sets out its plans for “an ambitious new industrial strategy”, the UK IPO is seeking views to form part of their contribution to the next phase of the strategy. They are looking for views on a range of specific ways they can get innovators to work together
We have received from the IPO notification of an appeal referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU): case C-340/17P, an appeal brought on 7 June 2017 by Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (International) Inc. against the Judgement of the General Court (First Chamber) delivered on