On 26 April, the Minister for Intellectual Property, Sam Gyimah MP, has announced that the UK has ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA). This important step, together with theLearn more
The UK is a key territory for patent protection, providing a high-quality, cost-effective IP jurisdiction. The UK also provides “Patent Box” tax incentives for corporate patent owners.Learn more
Those of us that deal with patents on a daily basis learn to deal with that ambiguity – be it interpreting the scope of a patent claim, the meaning of the law, or the objections of a patent office examiner – but it still poses a challenge.Learn more
Decisions of the Boards of Appeal and granted European patents relating to use of artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) are as yet few. However, what decisions there are do not depart from the well-established requirements for patentability of computer-implemented inventions at the EPO.Learn more
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