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    Dan Thornton - May 29, 2020

    Go for launch - SpaceX, NASA set for milestone mission

    You may have been watching the build up to the manned launch of the..

    Thomas Lonsdale - May 28, 2020

    Recycling polymer composites (mixed material complicates)

    Polymer composites are finding use at an ever-increasing scale in an..

    Alex Burns - May 28, 2020

    Contact tracing – our route out of the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown?

    It appears that the United Kingdom is now past the peak of the..

    Kate O'Rourke - May 28, 2020

    Brexit 2020: Dual filing of trade marks now recommended

    • The Brexit transition deadline is 31st December 2020,
    • New EU trade..
    Sean Jauss - May 22, 2020

    Electronic signatures, “the new normal”?

    The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social distancing has meant that..

    Sean Jauss - May 20, 2020

    Fashion and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: brand protection should never go out of style

    The fashion industry like all other industries is navigating..

    Nick Sutcliffe - May 19, 2020

    G3/19 The Enlarged Board of Appeal has its cake and eats it

    On 14 May 2020, the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent..

    Simon Kiddle - May 18, 2020

    Oppositions & Appeals: We helped shape the debate on medical use claim patentability

    With one of the strongest life sciences’ patent teams in Europe,..

    Adam Gregory - May 15, 2020

    New coronavirus (COVID-19) test allows rapid detection of neutralising antibodies

    Our client, Duke-NUS, has helped to develop a new, rapid serological..

    Andrew Tindall - May 14, 2020

    BREAKING: G3/19 – an end to the plant patentability saga?

    On 14 May 2020, the Enlarged Boards of Appeal of the European Patent..

    Richard Clegg - May 14, 2020

    Singapore's biotech breakthrough

    From the far east to the east coast of America, the world is taking..

    Joe McAlary - May 11, 2020

    Packaging – why a design registration could help protect your look

    The food and drink sector is a notoriously crowded and competitive..

    Joseph Newcombe - May 07, 2020

    InVEntions of WWII

    VE day on Friday 8 May 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the end of..

    Pollyanna Savva - May 06, 2020

    Counterfeit contagion: fraudulent activities spread amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

    The COVID-19 outbreak has caused disruption to manufacturing..

    Rhiannon Wescott - May 01, 2020

    Can a functionally defined patent claim ‘protect’ my medicinal product?

    From a patent perspective this may seem like a strange question with..

    Anna King - May 01, 2020

    How computer modelling has been used during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to inform political decisions

    Throughout the emergence and continued spread of the novel..

    Willum Wytenburg - May 01, 2020

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) extension at the EPO: Part 2

    The European Patent Office (EPO) now has a dedicated webpage..

    Robert Andrews - Apr 30, 2020

    BerGenBio’s bemcentinib selected for fast track as potential treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19)

    In the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, bemcentinib produced..

    Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Apr 30, 2020

    The power of trade marks: social distancing logos during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

    We are all now familiar with the social distancing guidelines set out..

    Tom Furnival - Apr 28, 2020

    5G and autonomous vehicles - accelerating data communication speed

    The amount of data that self-driving cars are predicted to use is..

    Genevieve Pugh - Apr 28, 2020

    Graphene masks: facing up to coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Since the development and isolation of graphene by researchers at..

    Simon Kiddle - Apr 27, 2020

    Oppositions & Appeals: We moved the conversation on animal involvement

    With one of the strongest life sciences’ patent teams in Europe,..

    Andrew Pitts - Apr 24, 2020

    Governments look to protect companies from IP enforcement during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

    A large effort is underway globally to ensure that there are enough..

    Camille Terfve - Apr 23, 2020

    Coronavirus (COVID-19), big data and silver linings

    There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic will have tremendous..

    The CJEU delivers the sweet fragrance of victory to Amazon

    On 2 April 2020 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)..

    Tom Furnival - Apr 22, 2020

    How 3D printing is helping in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19)

    In a crisis which has been defined by its pace of change, 3D printing..

    Sarah Kostiuk-Smith - Apr 20, 2020

    Has a cure for coronavirus (COVID-19) already been made?

    Faced with the biggest global pandemic in most of our lifetimes, all..

    Niles Beadman - Apr 17, 2020

    A Taste for Waste – Plastic Recycling with Enzymes

    Positive news has been relatively hard to come by of late, with..

    Paul Dunne - Apr 15, 2020

    Circular Economy: The solution to plastic pollution?

    The ascent of plastic from its Bakelite beginnings to the workhorse..

    Richard Howe - Apr 09, 2020

    Crown Use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

    As discussed in a previous blog, the UK Government has the power to..

    Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Apr 09, 2020

    Why a "COVID-19” trade mark should be rejected

    The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly forced us all to adapt our..

    Callum McGuinn - Apr 07, 2020

    Taking charge - repurposing, recycling and reinventing batteries

    Innovation in repurposing, recycling and reinventing batteries will..

    Camille Terfve - Apr 06, 2020

    What use is computational biology during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

    There is one obvious way in which computational biology is showing..

    Jacqueline Murphy - Apr 03, 2020

    3D printing community responds to the coronavirus (COVID-19) challenge

    The coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic has left healthcare systems..

    Andrew Pitts - Apr 03, 2020

    Patent infringement during a national emergency: a Coronavirus (COVID-19) perspective

    Recent interesting reports highlight an emerging practice borne out..

    Eliot Ward - Apr 02, 2020

    A*STAR and MiRXES step up in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Our Singapore based-clients A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology..

    Maria Hall - Apr 01, 2020

    New partner promotion and director appointments

    We are delighted to announce five new roles across three of our..

    Ine Vanderleyden - Mar 31, 2020

    Neoantigen-targeted adoptive cell therapies – the next frontier in cancer immunotherapy

    Cancer immunotherapies harness the power of the patient’s immune..

    Sean Constable - Mar 30, 2020

    CRISPR used in gene editing clinical trial for first time

    The revolutionary CRISPR gene editing tool has been used inside the..

    Tanis Keirstead - Mar 26, 2020

    German Constitutional Court Verdict: Stumbling Block or Death Knell for the UPC?

    On 20 March 2020, three years after the challenge was originally..

    Andrew Tindall - Mar 24, 2020

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): a case study in emerging disease

    Update: This article was updated on 24 March 2020 to reflect new..

    Alison Fugard - Mar 24, 2020

    Pushing Energy Storage to the MX(ene)

    Batteries are indispensable in modern life. Not only is our reliance..

    Richard Clegg - Mar 20, 2020

    Changes to our correspondence address

    In response to the current situation in London due to Coronavirus..

    Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Mar 19, 2020

    Parallel imports of pharmaceuticals – A UK trade mark perspective

    The UK parallel import licensing scheme lets a medicine authorised in..

    Camille Terfve - Mar 18, 2020

    Bioinformatics - science's big secret

    Now deeply woven into the fabric of biological research,..

    Willum Wytenburg - Mar 16, 2020

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Extension at the EPO: Not ALL deadlines extended!

    Part 2 of this blog was published on 17 April 2020. Please read for..

    Simon Kiddle - Mar 12, 2020

    Oppositions & Appeals: We set the standard for the strawman

    With one of the strongest life sciences’ patent teams in Europe,..

    Sean Jauss - Mar 11, 2020

    Making Waves

    I guess it isn't all that surprising that it was tricky to get Nick..

    Camille Terfve - Mar 09, 2020

    Bioinformatics, data and healthcare: Benefits and challenges of data-driven medicine

    Algorithms (sometimes collectively referred to as ‘digital health’)..

    Kate O'Rourke - Mar 09, 2020

    When the sky is not the limit: Issues facing businesses when expanding services and products

    Conflicting views on the legitimacy of filing trademarks with broad..

    Sarah Kostiuk-Smith - Mar 06, 2020

    Why 'innoversity' is an imperative

    Andrea Brewster, lead executive officer at IP Inclusive, writes for..

    Sarah Kostiuk-Smith - Mar 06, 2020

    Finding the “lost Einsteins” of innovation

    Sarah Kostiuk-Smith, Partner and European Patent Attorney at Mewburn..

    Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Mar 05, 2020

    Latest in Halloumi trade mark dispute

    In July 2014, Bulgarian company M. J. Dairies EOOD filed a European..

    Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Mar 03, 2020

    What’s in a name? Enforcing trade mark rights and the own name defence

    Clothing and accessories brand Hugo Boss has recently found itself..

    Richard Clegg - Mar 03, 2020

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    Updated: 10.30am 24th March 2020

    Mewburn Ellis took the decision to..

    Chris Denison - Feb 28, 2020

    UK will not participate in the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent systems

    Yesterday the UK Government published its negotiating objectives for..

    Niles Beadman - Feb 26, 2020

    Chemical collaborations: polymer partnerships

    Collaboration is ubiquitous with successful research.  Sharing..

    Callum McGuinn - Feb 26, 2020

    Lithium-sulfur batteries - an attractive alternative

    Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are a ubiquitous energy source in..

    Katherine Green - Feb 24, 2020

    EPO streamlining: the opposition timeline tightens

    Our analysis of patent oppositions has revealed that early action has..

    Sarah Kostiuk-Smith - Feb 21, 2020

    2020 BioInfect Conference - tackling antimicrobial resistance

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a global threat.  No new classes..

    Andy King - Feb 20, 2020

    Sky v Skykick - status quo remains for trade mark owners


    Sky, the TV, broadcasting, media and telecommunications..

    Nick Sutcliffe - Feb 18, 2020

    The evolutionary history of cancer - predicting the disease

    Cells can acquire the mutations that drive the development of cancer..

    Jacqueline Murphy - Feb 17, 2020

    World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2020

    Mewburn Ellis is delighted to once again be ranked in World Trade..

    Camille Terfve - Feb 14, 2020

    Genomics and Biodata in 2020: the future is here!

    I have been working in the field of bioinformatics/computational..

    Simon Kiddle - Feb 12, 2020

    Oppositions & Appeals: A case to remember

    With one of the strongest life sciences’ patent teams in Europe,..

    Thomas Driver - Feb 06, 2020

    Genetic engineering and synthetic biology – making cannabis production greener

    The therapeutic benefits of medicinal cannabis have been liberally..

    Adam Gregory - Feb 04, 2020

    Enleofen strikes Singapore’s biggest ever biotech deal

    In January it was announced that global pharmaceutical company ..

    John Addiss - Feb 04, 2020

    Patenting the Internet of Things – the European perspective

    It is estimated that by 2025 there will be 26-30 billion devices in..

    Maria Hall - Feb 03, 2020

    Munich office expansion with high-profile lateral hire

    We are delighted to announce the high-profile appointment of Dr...

    Kate O'Rourke - Jan 30, 2020

    Brexit 2020: What does this mean for your IP?

    The EU Withdrawal Agreement was ratified by both the UK and the EU..

    Andrew Tindall - Jan 30, 2020

    Farming the great indoors

    When you think of a farm, what comes to mind? Rolling fields of green..

    Katherine Collins - Jan 29, 2020

    Advancements of genetic testing

    The sequencing of the first human genome in 2003 was a major..

    Simon Kiddle - Jan 29, 2020

    Oppositions & Appeals: We made the case for a new technical effect

    With one of the strongest life sciences’ patent teams in Europe,..

    Willum Wytenburg - Jan 27, 2020

    EPO announces fee increases from 1 April 2020

    In recent times, the European Patent Office (EPO) has increased its..

    Jane Liu - Jan 23, 2020

    A promising target for new antibiotics

    In previous blogs we have discussed the global threat of ..

    Jacqueline Murphy - Jan 23, 2020

    Welcome to our new website

    We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website, it..

    Jacqueline Murphy - Jan 23, 2020

    Proud Partners of the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC)

    We are proud and excited to be starting our second year as an..

    Camille Terfve - Jan 23, 2020

    Simulations in bioinformatics and the G1/19 referral

    What’s all this about?

    Claims directed to methods of simulation or..

    Alexander Savin - Jan 20, 2020

    Machine learning: The when’s and the how’s

    In our recent post on the use of artificial intelligence in..

    Sean Constable - Jan 17, 2020

    EPO Board of Appeal confirms Broad Institute’s CRISPR patent lacks priority and upholds revocation decision

    In one of the most high profile cases of recent years, a European..

    Jacqueline Murphy - Jan 08, 2020

    JUVE Patent UK ranking 2020

    We are delighted to be recommended in JUVE's Patent UK ranking 2020..

    Camille Terfve - Jan 02, 2020

    AI, deep learning and image analysis in bioinformatics

    Putting “AI” in the title of your paper, or indeed in the name of..

    Anna Mudge - Dec 18, 2019

    Will biomarkers come of age?

    The world’s population is ageing.  In 2018, for the first time in..

    Alison Fugard - Dec 18, 2019

    Sustainability: Graphene offers new opportunities

    Further to our post on the pursuit of sustainable methods for the..

    Joseph Newcombe - Dec 17, 2019

    The 12 elements of Christmas...

    16O Chemistree, 16O Chemistree, how lovely are your elements…

    As 2019..

    Camille Terfve - Dec 16, 2019

    Bioinformatics: biological and medical sciences in the age of big data

    What is bioinformatics?

    Bioinformatics is a term which we will use as..

    Camille Terfve - Dec 16, 2019

    Bioinformatics is everywhere!

    As discussed in a previous post, most types of biological or medical..

    Daniel Warburton - Dec 16, 2019

    Collagen scaffolds – the future of tissue engineering?

    Despite the success of organ transplantation since its inception in..

    Alexander Savin - Dec 13, 2019

    Machine Learning – what is the machine actually learning?

    Following on from Richard Johnson’s blog post “Inventive AI: can..

    Harriet Boswell - Dec 11, 2019

    Indian Patent Office adopts the Patent Prosecution Highway programme

    Recently, the Indian Union Cabinet approved a proposal for the Indian..

    Eliot Ward - Dec 06, 2019

    Gamma/delta T cells emerge as an untapped resource for cancer immunotherapy

    Third lymphocyte lineage shows its mettle

    B lymphocytes, a type of..

    Joseph Newcombe - Dec 05, 2019

    3 R's for sustainability of the battery industry

    Zero-carbon transport and energy production are set to grow under the..

    Pollyanna Savva - Dec 04, 2019

    Rubik’s Cube trade mark in puzzling General Court decision

    This article was originally published on the CITMA website. View the..

    Kate O'Rourke - Dec 02, 2019

    The Aboriginal flag dispute in focus: who owns the right to use?

    The Australian government is considering whether to compulsorily..

    William Hey - Nov 28, 2019

    Australian innovation patent system - the end is near

    The Australian innovation patent system is on its last legs, which..

    Anna Mudge - Nov 27, 2019

    Biomarkers come of age

    A biomarker, an amalgamation of the term ‘biological marker’, is a..

    Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Nov 27, 2019

    General Court annuls incorrect interpreted specification of trade mark

    We are delighted to report that our client Alliance Pharmaceuticals..

    Kate O'Rourke - Nov 26, 2019

    The impact of a no-deal Brexit on trade marks and designs

    On 28th October this year, the deadline for the UK to leave the EU..

    Callum McGuinn - Nov 20, 2019

    Lithium-ion batteries - powering the EVs of the future

    In a recent blog, Eleanor Maciver reviewed a variety of promising..

    Matthew Smith - Nov 18, 2019

    Graphene Hackathon

    16-17 November 2019 saw a momentous occasion: innovators, creators..

    Maria Hall - Nov 14, 2019

    New report launched: EPO Opposition Trends in the Life Sciences Sector

    Our new research has revealed several recent patterns regarding the..

    Katherine Green - Nov 14, 2019

    EPO oppositions: Nine key questions answered

    Mewburn Ellis has dug deep into a decade of EPO life sciences'..

    Callum McGuinn - Nov 12, 2019

    Using IP to secure opportunities in the budding medical cannabis sector

    The opportunities for innovation in medical cannabis dovetails with..

    Rebecca Tollervey - Nov 11, 2019

    Top Tips for Patenting Antibodies in Europe

    Antibody development is a mature field of technology.  There are..

    Michali Demetroudi - Nov 11, 2019

    Extreme fast charging – the future of electric vehicle batteries

    With global deployment now exceeding five million, electric vehicles..

    Seán Walton - Nov 11, 2019

    Oppositions a case to remember: we forced a fuller view of technical features

    With one of the strongest life sciences patent teams in Europe, we’ve..

    Simon Kiddle - Nov 08, 2019

    Meet The Team: Simon Kiddle, Partner, European Patent Attorney

    “As a child I was always interested in the way things work – mucking..

    Andrew Pitts - Nov 06, 2019

    Coffee capsules: greener grounds

    Large consumer companies are increasingly focusing on reworking their..

    Katherine Green - Nov 05, 2019

    Meet The Team: Katherine Green, Partner, European Patent Attorney

    “Arguing with people about molecules is my dream job,” says Katherine..

    Seán Walton - Nov 01, 2019

    Meet The Team: Seán Walton, Partner, European Patent Attorney

    “Today is the 29th anniversary of my joining Mewburn Ellis,” remarks ..

    Camille Terfve - Oct 30, 2019

    EPO Bioinformatics Roadshow

    There is still a relatively prevalent view in the field of..

    Alexander Cavell - Oct 30, 2019

    Plastics recycling: polymers unzipped

    As society becomes more aware of the adverse effects of single-use..

    Katherine Green - Oct 30, 2019

    Oppositions - a case to remember. Flexibility around added matter

    With one of the strongest life sciences patent teams in Europe, we’ve..

    Jacqueline Murphy - Oct 29, 2019

    Chambers & Partners Legal Guide 2019

    We are delighted to report that Mewburn Ellis has once again been..

    Jacqueline Murphy - Oct 29, 2019

    Mewburn Ellis: top tier firm Legal 500 2019

    We are delighted to have been ranked as a top tier firm in the 2019..

    Maria Hall - Oct 28, 2019

    Lateral partner hire into our new Patent Director role

    We are pleased to announce the lateral hire of Paul Misselbrook,..

    Emily Hayes - Oct 28, 2019

    Meet The Team: Emily Hayes, Partner, European Patent Attorney

    “I remember being really young, maybe six or seven, and wanting to be..
    Christoph Moeller - Oct 26, 2019

    FRAND Licensing of SEPs in the age of connected cars

    Cars are developing more and more into computerized mobile platforms...

    Foteini Tzakoniati - Oct 25, 2019

    Employing CRISPR to expose ‘hiding’ cancer cells to immunotherapy

    Immunotherapy employs the patient’s immune system against cancer. ..

    Thomas Driver - Oct 23, 2019

    Renewable energy – huge potential for biofuel innovation

    It has been widely reported in the media recently that we need to do..

    Nick Sutcliffe - Oct 21, 2019

    Controlling genes – the new field of epitranscriptomics

    The human genome contains roughly 20,000 genes that encode proteins...

    Niles Beadman - Oct 09, 2019

    Consumable consumables: the edible water bottle

    Throughout the 20th century, plastic has become increasingly..

    Richard Johnson - Oct 07, 2019

    Inventive AI: can machines innovate?

    The integration of technology based on artificial intelligence into..

    Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Oct 02, 2019

    5 top tips to prevent trade mark ‘genericide’

    Most trade mark owners will be aware that their UK or European Union..

    Sarah Kostiuk-Smith - Sep 27, 2019

    AMR - a global threat

    A hot topic on everyone’s lips at the moment is Climate Change and..

    Callum McGuinn - Sep 26, 2019

    Budding opportunities for pharma

    With shifting attitudes surrounding cannabis-based drugs, it is..

    Joseph Newcombe - Sep 25, 2019

    From data to drugs - a brief introduction to AI in drug discovery

    The road to an approved drug is well known to be an arduous journey...

    Matthew Smith - Sep 24, 2019

    Strict and inflexible: material claims at the EPO

    Innovators in advanced materials can face an uphill struggle to get..

    Tanis Keirstead - Sep 19, 2019

    Obtaining patent protection for fermentation processes and products – the European perspective

    Fermented foods have been known for millennia and form an important..

    Eleanor Maciver - Sep 18, 2019

    Batteries for the future: the sky may not be the limit!

    In an earlier blog Sam Bailey discussed the growing demands for high..

    Callum McGuinn - Sep 17, 2019

    On to greener pastures?

    Callum McGuinn, explores the history of social attitudes towards..

    Christoph Moeller - Sep 13, 2019

    Intermodality: the future of transport?

    Search the term 'intermodality' and you'll turn up a number of..

    Simon Kremer - Sep 11, 2019

    Food of the future – regulating and protecting gene-edited crops

    A recent episode of the BBC World Service’s excellent series “50..

    Richard Johnson - Sep 06, 2019

    When AI met EQ

    Affective computing may be a multi-billion -dollar business, but much..

    Camille Terfve - Sep 04, 2019

    DIY biology dilemma – regulating biohacking

    Science kits may have inspired generations of children to become..

    Richard Howe - Aug 30, 2019

    Printing with graphene: exploring the inks set to unleash graphene's potential

    Graphene has been widely heralded as a game-changer in the research..

    Nick Sutcliffe - Aug 29, 2019

    Shifting treatments: cancer as a manageable disease

    As new treatments drive a shift towards treating cancer as a..

    Simon Parry - Aug 19, 2019

    Team Bath Racing Electric - zooming through 2019

    Each year, over 100 university engineering teams from around the..

    Camille Terfve - Aug 15, 2019

    Patentable subject matter in bioinformatics - USPTO’s January 2019 guidance

    In this article, Paul Liu and Ashley Barton from Duane Morris LLP..

    Sean Jauss - Aug 13, 2019

    Understanding Europe’s trade secret rules

    Companies invest in developing or acquiring intellectual capital to..

    Richard Clegg - Aug 13, 2019

    Challenges Post­ Selex

    Twenty­-five years ago Tuerk and Gold reported the Selex method...

    Andy King - Aug 12, 2019

    USPTO changes rules of representation for overseas trade mark applicants

    The US Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has recently changed the..

    Tom Furnival - Aug 07, 2019

    A case in point - Trunki vs Kiddee

    Rob Law, the founder and chief executive of Magmatic who make the..

    Eleanor Maciver - Aug 07, 2019

    Speeding things up at the EPO

    There are many reasons why an applicant may wish to speed up the..

    Frances Salisbury - Aug 05, 2019

    The rise of predictive medicine

    Thanks to significant advances in genetics, we are not only getting..

    Eleanor Maciver - Aug 02, 2019

    Circular Economy: New technologies rise to the challenge

    In recent months there has been a rapid increase in publicity and..

    Matthew Smith - Jul 31, 2019

    Green graphene - the pursuit of sustainability

    Theoretically, at least, graphene can be produced from any carbon..

    Andy King - Jul 31, 2019

    Cultural (mis)appropriation in trademarks: can (and should) you register culturally sensitive names?

    Andy King, Partner and Trademark Attorney at Mewburn Ellis, discusses..

    Christoph Moeller - Jul 31, 2019

    The rise of e-scooters - micromobility gains momentum

    As congestion in cities rises, existing transportation can no longer..

    Dydra Donath - Jul 24, 2019

    New European spirit drinks regulation EU 2019/787

    Dydra Donath breaks down the new regulation the EU has placed on..

    Adam Gregory - Jul 23, 2019

    Cultured meat - food for thought

    Cultured meat is rapidly emerging alongside plant-and..

    Tom Furnival - Jul 12, 2019

    EPO Quality Report 2018

    July has seen the publishing of the European Patent Office’s (EPO)..

    Emily Hayes - Jul 05, 2019

    A Myriad of effects

    Even though the decision in Myriad is now 6 years old and there have..

    Sam Bailey - Jun 27, 2019

    Charging into the future - the increasing demands on battery technologies

    Battery technology is an area of constant innovation.  For years we..

    Christoph Moeller - Jun 26, 2019

    Data and security issues in a world of connected cars

    Mobility patterns are changing and technological innovations in..

    Frances Salisbury - Jun 26, 2019

    Gender medicine – deriving novelty from treating women?

    When you hear the term “gender medicine”, what comes to mind? For..

    Kate O'Rourke - Jun 21, 2019

    Three-stripes and you’re out: Adidas lose trade mark battle

    Adidas’ famed three-stripe logo has been deemed as lacking..

    Adam Gregory - Jun 21, 2019

    Singapore biotech start-ups: the importance of patent protection

    Singapore’s biotech industry plays a key role in shaping the..

    Anna Mudge - Jun 19, 2019

    Tips from the top: inspiring women in technology

    You may be surprised to hear that only 17% of those working in..

    Callum McGuinn - Jun 18, 2019

    Medicinal cannabis: recent changes and future innovations

    Government policy on the prescription of cannabis-derived medicines..

    Jacqueline Murphy - Jun 17, 2019

    Managing Intellectual Property: IP Stars 2019

    We are delighted to once again be ranked in Managing Intellectual..

    Jacqueline Murphy - Jun 17, 2019

    IAM Patent 1000, 2019

    We are delighted to be ranked highly recommended in ‘IAM 1000: The..

    Sean Jauss - Jun 14, 2019

    Conducting due diligence and audits on intellectual property rights

    You conduct due diligence of intellectual property (IP) rights to..

    Graeme Moore - May 29, 2019

    The journey of rLoop - a new technology innovation network disrupting the world of transport and IP

    As a child growing up in Blackburn, near Manchester, UK, Ilyas Vali..

    Christoph Moeller - May 24, 2019

    A single to Singapore please: the rise in on-demand bus services

    Discussion about future mobility tends to focus on the strategies of..

    Dydra Donath - May 20, 2019

    Glen Buchenbach - Scotch whisky?

    Originally published in The Trademark Lawyer, Dydra Donath discusses..

    Adam Gregory - May 17, 2019

    Precision therapeutics for the precision medicine era

    In recent years we have seen dramatic advances in our understanding..

    Simon Kiddle - Apr 29, 2019

    Personalised medicine: patient stratification

    While the general idea of customising treatment to patients is not..

    Kate O'Rourke - Apr 18, 2019

    Update: implications for oppositions based upon earlier UK rights after Brexit

    Following the granting of a further extension of the deadline for the..

    Frances Salisbury - Apr 15, 2019

    Pioneers of precision medicine

    Breakthroughs in healthcare promise a future in which the individual..

    Jacqueline Murphy - Apr 10, 2019

    AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Event: Manchester 4 April 2019

    On Thursday 4 April, we were delighted to host an American..

    Simon Parry - Apr 05, 2019

    Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles: growth and innovation

    While much attention and noise has surrounded the growth in the..

    Matthew Smith - Apr 04, 2019

    Hydrogen: the storage question

    There’s a lot to like about hydrogen.  It’s light; it’s abundant (at..

    Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Apr 03, 2019

    Babybel trade mark blow

    The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has dealt a blow to the..

    Christoph Moeller - Mar 28, 2019

    The road to autonomous

    In a recent article published in Intellectual Property Magazine, ..

    Matthew Smith - Mar 28, 2019

    Advanced materials: game-changing graphene

    In the 15 years since Professors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov..

    Julie Carlisle - Mar 28, 2019

    Dosage regimen patents: bruised but not beaten

    Ruling on the big pharma Actavis v ICOS case, the UK Supreme Court..

    Robert Watson - Mar 21, 2019

    Numbering system for re-registered design rights and comparable trade marks

    The UK enacted the EU Withdrawal Act 2018 which provides the basis..

    Maria Hall - Mar 11, 2019

    Former CITMA President Kate O’Rourke to head our European trade mark services

    We are delighted to announce that Kate O’Rourke will join the firm on..

    Sean Constable - Mar 06, 2019

    EPO oral proceedings in Haar - do they infringe a party’s right to be heard? 

    A new referral to the Enlarged Board raises this question...


    Emma Graham - Feb 26, 2019

    How to patent AI technology at the EPO

    Once only a figment of the imagination in literature such as Mark..

    Simon Parry - Feb 25, 2019

    Self-driving vehicles: what do consumers think (and want)?

    As a survey of 25,000 consumers in 20 countries, and a study that has..

    Simon Kiddle - Feb 22, 2019

    Is your interest legitimate? New referral to the EBOA on double patenting

    EPO Board of Appeal 3.3.01 is referring a number of questions..

    Robert Watson - Feb 22, 2019

    Numbering system for comparable UK trade marks post Brexit

    The UK enacted the EU Withdrawal Act 2018 which provides the basis..

    Matthew Smith - Feb 15, 2019

    Building an IP portfolio: Nine tips for success

    Companies need to think carefully about how they protect, manage and..

    Andrew Tindall - Feb 06, 2019

    Plant related inventions: clarity at last?

    As we reported previously, EPO Technical Board of Appeal 3304..

    Frances Salisbury - Feb 04, 2019

    Fighting cancer with CAR-T therapies

    In September 2018, NHS England entered into an agreement with Novartis

    Jacqueline Murphy - Feb 04, 2019

    WTR 1000 2019 - The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

    We are delighted to have been named as a recommended firm in the ..

    Emily Hayes - Jan 30, 2019

    Commercialising genomic research in the US: tips for obtaining patent protection

    The field of genomics has seen incredible advances over the past few..

    Frances Salisbury - Jan 30, 2019

    China - a key player in the global precision medicine race

    With a growing economy, and a large, ageing population, China is..

    Google issued with €50 million fine by CNIL for data protection practices

    The French counterpart to our own Information Commissioner, the..

    Christoph Moeller - Jan 28, 2019

    Autonomous driving: the IP twists and turns

    Autonomous driving (AD) is on everyone’s lips when it comes to the..

    GDPR: Risks and requirements, mistakes and misconceptions

    Becoming GDPR compliant was never going to be straightforward and..

    Simon Parry - Jan 22, 2019

    Autonomous vehicles - the race to innovate

    The future of the automotive sector will be fundamentally different..

    Robert Watson - Jan 16, 2019

    Brexit: draft withdrawal agreement rejected

    Despite the continued uncertainty caused by the rejection of the..

    Sean Jauss - Jan 14, 2019

    Eight key themes from the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

    I’ve spent the last few days talking with biotech entrepreneurs, VC..

    Frances Salisbury - Dec 13, 2018

    Precision medicine: ethics, regulation and patent law

    New genomic and proteomic analysis technologies allow for diagnosis..

    Edmund Harrison - Dec 12, 2018

    Pending EU Trade Marks: what next?

    Following the UK Brexit referendum in June 2016, there has been much..

    Christoph Moeller - Dec 11, 2018

    Future mobility: the new direction of transport

    Massive social, economic and technology trends are converging to..

    Frances Salisbury - Dec 10, 2018

    Plant related inventions: the saga continues

    We may be approaching the end of the year, but the saga of patents..

    Adam Gregory - Dec 10, 2018

    Patent protection: five tips for biotech start-ups

    Early-stage biotech companies are often founded based on the exciting..

    Richard Clegg - Dec 10, 2018

    Clovis Oncology success in European Opposition Proceedings related to Rubraca®

    Clovis Oncology has announced that the European Patent Office (EPO)..

    Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Dec 06, 2018

    Significant blow to Cadbury in purple trade mark battle

    Cadbury has been dealt a blow by the Court of Appeal in its battle to..

    Anna Mudge - Dec 02, 2018

    The importance of Innovation Hubs in the UK's North West Region

    Life science ‘start-ups’, ‘spin-outs’ and SMEs are some of the most..

    Robert Watson - Nov 15, 2018

    Brexit: what does the draft withdrawal agreement mean for IP?

    A further step towards a withdrawal agreement between the UK and EU27..

    Nick Sutcliffe - Nov 14, 2018

    Supreme Court decision signals bad news for patent holders

    The UK Supreme Court issued its decision today on the Warner Lambert..

    Shaun Harvey - Nov 08, 2018

    Our Cambridge Office moves to prestigious Innovation Park

    Our Cambridge office moved on  26 November to the prestigious St..

    Frances Salisbury - Oct 31, 2018

    Precision Medicine: the next revolution in healthcare

    In recent years, we have witnessed a remarkable healthcare..

    Richard Clegg - Oct 31, 2018

    Morphosis: creating and nurturing biotech start-ups in Singapore

    We understand that early-stage biotech companies do not have it easy...

    Simon Parry - Oct 30, 2018

    Team Bath Racing Electric: racing to success

    Team Bath Racing Electric (TBRe) achieved their best ever ranking at..

    Matthew Smith - Oct 29, 2018

    Development in the war on superbugs

    The spread of antibiotic-resistant infections is one of the most..

    Matthew Smith - Oct 25, 2018

    Graphene: a whole new '2D world'

    Graphene has been heralded as a game changer in the research and..

    Graeme Moore - Oct 19, 2018

    Patenting board games and puzzles

    Quite a lot of people think of new games and puzzles, and wonder..

    Seán Walton - Oct 03, 2018

    The pioneering work of Professor Sir Greg Winter

    Professor Sir Greg Winter’s pioneering work using phage display for..

    Shaun Harvey - Oct 01, 2018

    Our growth story

    The last 12 months have seen a period of remarkable growth and..

    Dydra Donath - Sep 27, 2018

    Navigating the Brexit landscape: trade marks

    Continue what you’re already doing is the simple message here i.e...

    Robert Watson - Sep 27, 2018

    Navigating the Brexit landscape: patents

    The existing European patent system will be unaffected by the UK..

    Robert Watson - Sep 27, 2018

    Navigating the Brexit landscape: designs

    Our consistent advice, which we still consider to be the best course..

    Robert Watson - Sep 25, 2018

    No-Deal Brexit papers published

    As part of an ongoing effort to provide information on what will..

    Jacqueline Pang - Jul 20, 2018

    Roger Federer in trade mark dispute with Nike

    Roger Federer recently left Nike and signed a deal with Uniqlo..

    Maria Hall - Jul 09, 2018

    Our new brand: the forward-looking IP firm

    Mewburn Ellis is a name synonymous with quality in the IP space. We..

    Sean Jauss - Apr 30, 2018

    GDPR: Communicating your updated or new policies to your data subjects

    The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) replaces the..

    Simon Kremer - Apr 30, 2018

    Changes to inter partes review system for challenging granted patents

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two important decisions..

    Richard Johnson - Apr 26, 2018

    ECJ provides clarity on the application of Article 8(1) of the Community Design Regulation

    Europe’s highest court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), recently..

    Sarah Kostiuk-Smith - Apr 20, 2018

    Celebrating women working in IP in the North West

    On Thursday 19 April, we were proud hosts of an American Intellectual..

    GDPR: Getting staff up to speed with your new GDPR policies

    The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) replaces the..

    Sean Jauss - Feb 28, 2018

    GDPR: updating and drafting new GDPR-compliant data protection policies

    The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) replaces the..

    GDPR: carrying out your first data audit

    The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) replaces the..

    Ashley Cresswell - Aug 01, 2017

    UK Supreme Court Establishes Doctrine of Equivalents in Actavis v Lilly

    In many jurisdictions a product or process may be held to infringe..