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Patent Issues Autumn 2015

HIGHLIGHTS THIS ISSUE

  • Unified Patent Court on Course to Open at the Start of 2017

  • Innovate UK Runs Quarterly Innovation Voucher Lottery

  • US Courts Less Open to Patenting Diagnostic Methods than the EPO

  • MBJ Holds ipDay on Island in the Beautiful Bodensee

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Unified Patent Court on Course to Open at the Star...

In preparation for the Unified Patent Court Agreement coming into force, a protocol has been agreed and drawn up for signature among participating states for establishmen...

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Innovate UK Runs Quarterly Innovation Voucher Lott...

Innovate UK is part of the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It is a 250-person organisation with the stated aim of funding, supporting and connecting in...

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Patents: A Simple Guide 

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Myriad and Prometheus
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Countdown to the EU Patent
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Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Practice & Procedure

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The Design Directive 

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US company enjoined from preventing 3D printing products of Pearl being sold on Amazon

Jenkins’ client, Pearl GmbH, has obtaine...

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Holly Whitlock featured in 'The PCT surge: do you need to worry?'

Holly Whitlock, Partner, features in 'Th...

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MEDICA Tradefair 2015

Reuben Jacob, Partner and Head of Life S...

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Innovate UK announces funding for collaborative R&D projects

Innovate UK, part of the UK Department f...

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D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc - High Court of Australia finds Isolated Genetic Material Unpatentable

In a unanimous verdict of 7 October 2015...

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Jenkins in Legal 500 TIER 1

We are pleased to announce that we have ...

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Portugal Ratify UPC Agreement

Portugal has ratified the UPC Agreement,...

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18th Draft Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court Published

The 18th draft Rules of Procedure for th...

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Italy to Join the Unitary Patent Scheme

On Friday, 3 July, the Italian Secretary...

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RGC Jenkins ranked in IAM Patent 1000, 2015

RGC Jenkins are Recommended for their Pa...

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2015 Managing Intellectual Property Trade Mark and Copyright IP Stars

Congratulations to Stephen James and Dav...

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Spain's challenge to the Unitary Patent Package rejected

On Tuesday, the CJEU passed down its dec...

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Innovation Vouchers

Innovation Vouchers – funding support av...

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Events

10 - 12

February 2015

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2015

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1 - 2

April 2015

Edinburgh Bioquarter Annual Conference

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2 - 6

May 2015

INTA - 137th Annual Meeting

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2 - 4

June 2015

SUBCON 2015

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15 - 18

June 2015

2015 BIO International Convention

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29 - 30

July 2015

International Intellectual Property Law Association Global IP Summit 2015

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5

August 2015

Doing Business in South Korea (UKTI)

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15 - 18

September 2015

MARQUES 29th Annual Conference

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30 - 3

September - October 2015

PTMG Autumn 2015 Conference

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8

October 2015

Products and Packaging Designs: Have You Got the IP Wrapped Up?

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10 - 14

October 2015

AIPPI World Congress 2015

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22 - 24

October 2015

AIPLA Annual Meeting

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16 - 19

November 2015

MEDICA 2015

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9 - 11

February 2016

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2016

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Articles

AIA Spike – consequences for PCT-national phase filings

There was a surge in filings of US paten...

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Design Crime: Back to the future or forwards to the past?

David Musker's article 'Design Crime: Ba...

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Participating States

In December 2012 when the European Parli...

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Robyn Rihanna Fenty & Ors v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd (t/a Topshop) & Anor

Earlier this week the English High Court...

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PayPal granted European patent for account verification

A decision of the European Patent Office...

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CJEU dismisses complaints by Spain and Italy against the Unitary patent

We reported at the end of 2012 that the ...

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Universities and EU Funded Research

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the ...

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UK Government to Expand Bolar Exemption so that Trials of New Drugs will not Infringe Patent Rights

The UK Government has this week publishe...

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CJEU Decision of 24th November 2011 on Supplementary Protection Certificates

With their Decision of 24th November 201...

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What's In a Name for "Brand Kate"?

Come rain or shine, this month's royal w...

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VODKAT Decision

Diageo North America, Inc (and another) ...

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EPO - "Swiss-type" medical claim format no longer allowed

In a recently issued decision of the Enl...

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UK-IPO Abandons Trademark Watchdog Role

On 1 October 2007, the UK-IPO ceased obj...

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