Patents: inventive concept in determining entitlement

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2019/global/patents-inventive-concept-in-determining-entitlement

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has held that the inventive concept of a European patent (EP) application had been devised by an employee of the applicant, so the applicant was therefore entitled to make the application.

05 June 2019

Patents: obviousness in relation to patent for dosage regime

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2019/global/patents-obviousness-in-relation-to-patent-for-dosage-regime

The Supreme Court has confirmed that a patent for a dosage regime of a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) was obvious over the prior art.

08 May 2019

Move back to patentability of computer implemented business methods in Australia? Rokt Pte Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2018] FCA 1988

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2019/australia/move-back-patentability-computer-implemented-business-methods

We consider Rokt Pte Ltd v Commissioner of Patents, in which the Australian Federal Court provided guidance for the Commissioner to take a more open minded approach to considering patentability of inventions.

06 February 2019

Patenting for and by artificial intelligence

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2018/uk/patenting-for-and-by-artificial-intelligence

Katharine Stephens considers some of the questions surrounding patentability of artificial intelligence (AI) systems and their ‘inventions’.

10 December 2018

IPOS launch of Fintech Fast Track initiative

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2018/singapore/ipos-launch-of-fintech-fast-track-initiative

In line with Singapore's status as a regional financial hub, the Intellectual Property of Singapore (IPOS) has launched an initiative to shorten grant of patent applications in the field of financial technology (FinTech) to as fast as 6 months.

15 May 2018