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10 million patents and counting The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued U.S. patent number 10 million on 19 June 2018. More than...
September 2018
The United Kingdom team retains the Common Law Cup Ian Bartlett of Beck Greener was again amongst an eight-member team fielded by the English and Welsh bar to compete in...
August 2018
CJEU provides guidance on SPCs for combination products On the 25 July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) handed down its judgement in Teva v Gilead (...
August 2018
United Kingdom Brexit White Paper Confirms Intention to Stay in Unitary Patent Package Last week the UK government published a white paper setting out its plan for Britain’s exit from the European Union...
July 2018
Hungary’s Participation in the Unitary Patent Package on Hold following Decision of the Hungarian Constitutional Court In 2017 the Hungarian Government requested that the Hungarian Constitutional Court provide an opinion as to whether the...
July 2018
UK trade mark applications We are pleased to report that Beck Greener continues to climb the table of the Top 100 UK Trade Mark Filers, shooting...
July 2018
EPO Fee Changes from 1 April 2018 A number of changes to the EPO fees came into force on 1 April 2018. The key changes are summarised below. Expansion of...
June 2018
The Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc.) Regulations 2018 The UK Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc.) Regulation 2018 (“Regulation”) entered into force in the UK on 9 June 2018...
June 2018
US Patent Law 101 – Could Berkheimer be the answer to patent eligibility? The Alice/Mayo test for patent eligibility of US patents and applications has been a cause for concern in recent years...
June 2018
International Designs On Wednesday 13 June 2018, the Geneva Act 1999 of the Hague Agreement on International Design Protection has come into...
June 2018

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