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Beck Greener Wins CITMA Charity Quiz Congratulations to Beck Greener’s quiz team for winning the CITMA 2020 quiz on 11 February 2020. Beck Greener's team...
February 2020
Brexit and IP - some frequently asked questions We have developed a series of FAQs to summarise the situation for IP protection in the UK and Europe after Brexit.
February 2020
EPO revokes Broad Institute’s CRISPR Patent The EPO’s Board of Appeal has upheld the revocation of one of the Broad Institute’s key patents for CRISPR/Cas9 gene...
February 2020
Brexit Update The recent general election in the UK saw the previous government returned to office with a significant majority in...
January 2020
We are in luck, Donald! – unusual prior art finds The world of patent prosecution may be to a large extent about trawling through long technical documents. Sometimes,...
December 2019
Unilever v Shanks [2019] UKSC 45 - Landmark decision for employee compensation The UK Supreme Court recently issued a landmark decision relating to an inventor’s right to compensation if the...
November 2019
Beck Greener Attending & Speaking at UK’s Largest Technology Event Beck Greener Partner Jon Markham is speaking at Tech Connect, The UK’s largest technology event, in Milton Keynes,...
November 2019
Guidelines to Examination - Key Changes The annual update of the European Patent Office Guidelines to Examination will come into force on 1 November 2019. The Guidelines, which are not legally binding, give instruction on the procedures and practice at the EPO. A few of the key changes are highlighted below.
November 2019
Brexit Update As just confirmed by the European Union Council President, Donald Tusk, the UK will not now leave the European Union on...
October 2019
A tool in the box for trade mark attorneys Ian Bartlett, head of trade marks at Beck Greener is recognised as a leading attorney in the field of trade marks. Ian...
October 2019

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