UK Supreme Court hearing appeal over permitted breadth of patent claims

Although concerned with a complex gene technology, the outcome of this appeal will have substantial impact on the validity of patents generally where doubts are raised as to the level of disclosure provided in a patent to support its claims.

12 February 2020

Legal Alert: Changes in the Polish Industrial Law concerning patents

A summary of the recent changes to the Polish Industrial Law concerning patents (enacted in October 2019, entering into force on 27 February 2020).

30 January 2020

Australia remains closed for business on computer implemented business method patents

Despite convening a special 5 judge bench for a recent appeal heard by the Full Federal Court, that Court's decision in Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC 161 (Encompass) provides no promise for aspiring patentees of computer ...

05 December 2019

Supreme Court awards £2M under UK inventor compensation scheme for invention of 'outstanding benefit' to employer

Today the Supreme Court has upheld an appeal by Professor Shanks against his former employer, Unilever, awarding him £2M in compensation for his invention. This case is of real significance for all innovative businesses since it potentially increases the ...

23 October 2019

International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2020

The 10th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2020 is a practical cross-border insight into patent law, with contributing editor Katharine Stephens of Bird & Bird.

30 September 2019