February 11, 2020
Part I - EPO Changes to Official Fees for 2020

The European Patent Office has published details of the revised Official fees that will enter into force on April 1 2020  (January 2020 issue of Official Journal of the EPO). Catherine Hanratty and Marie Walsh have reviewed the fee increases and inform us that a general fee increase of 4%, […]

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January 29, 2020
Is Your IP Strategy Brexit Ready?

The UK will leave the EU on the 31 January 2020 at midnight (Brussels time). It is important for all IP rights holders to understand what Brexit means for their business and IP strategy. Read our briefing note by Anna Hally & Marie Walsh on what steps need to be […]

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January 21, 2020
Priority Entitlement in Europe - EPO Board of Appeal Decides to Revoke Crispr Patent

As reported in the recent edition of the HMC Life Sciences Newsletter by life sciences attorney Anna Hally, the EPO Board of Appeal hearing for European Patent No. 2,771,468, the CRISPR priority rights case, was held last week. The hearing took place over 4 days, involved 9 opponents and very important CRISPR technology. […]

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