Tag Archives: European patent

Mayo v. Prometheus – A European View

A Guest Post from Paul Cole, European Patent Attorney, Lucas & Co; Professor of IP law, Bournemouth University. Is a claim to an assay patent-eligible when all its features are known save for how it should be interpreted? The interpretation … Continue reading

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“Handbook of Quality Procedures Before the EPO”

The ECP, epi and Business Europe have collaborated to produce a downloadable, fifty page guide to practice before the EPO. While not binding on Examiners, it was issued under the authority of the EPO and is a sort of mini-MPEP, … Continue reading

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Top 2011 IP Stories on Patents4Life

I spent a day or two looking back over the breaking IP news that resulted in posts on Patents4Life. I wrote most of them, but want to take a pause to thank regular contributors Paul Cole, Ron Schutz and Stefan … Continue reading

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One step ahead and one step backward for the EU patent

The following is a contribution from Camilla Rendal Nielsen of Zacco Denmark A/S 1.   The EU Competiveness Council have authorised “enhanced cooperation” in the area of unitary patent protection, and. 2.   The EU court now states that the proposed Patents Court … Continue reading

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