By 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..

By 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..

By 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..

By Alison Fugard - Mar 24, 2020

Pushing Energy Storage to the MX(ene)

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

By Richard Clegg - Mar 20, 2020

Changes to our correspondence address

In response to the current situation in London due to COVID-19 we are..

By 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..

By Camille Terfve - Mar 18, 2020

Bioinformatics - science's big secret

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

By Willum Wytenburg - Mar 16, 2020

The COVID-19 Extension at the EPO: Not ALL deadlines extended!

News that the European Patent Office (EPO) has issued a “Notice from..

By 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,..

By Sean Jauss - Mar 11, 2020

Making Waves

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

By Camille Terfve - Mar 09, 2020

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

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

By 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..

By Sarah Kostiuk-Smith - Mar 06, 2020

Why 'innoversity' is an imperative

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

By Sarah Kostiuk-Smith - Mar 06, 2020

Finding the “lost Einsteins” of innovation

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

By Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Mar 05, 2020

Latest in Halloumi trade mark dispute

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

By 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..

By Richard Clegg - Mar 03, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Updated: 10.30am 24th March 2020

Mewburn Ellis took the decision to..

By 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..

By Niles Beadman - Feb 26, 2020

Chemical collaborations: polymer partnerships

Collaboration is ubiquitous with successful research.  Sharing..

By Callum McGuinn - Feb 26, 2020

Lithium-sulfur batteries - an attractive alternative

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

By Katherine Green - Feb 24, 2020

EPO streamlining: the opposition timeline tightens

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

By Sarah Kostiuk-Smith - Feb 21, 2020

2020 BioInfect Conference - tackling antimicrobial resistance

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

By Alison Fugard - Feb 21, 2020

Darobactin – worming our way out of antibiotic resistance

Recently, we have been exploring antimicrobial resistance and the..

By Andy King - Feb 20, 2020

Sky v Skykick - status quo remains for trade mark owners


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

By Nick Sutcliffe - Feb 18, 2020

The evolutionary history of cancer - predicting the disease

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

By 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..

By Camille Terfve - Feb 14, 2020

Genomics and Biodata in 2020: the future is here!

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

By Simon Kiddle - Feb 12, 2020

Oppositions & Appeals: A case to remember

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

By Thomas Driver - Feb 06, 2020

Genetic engineering and synthetic biology – making cannabis production greener

The therapeutic benefits of medicinal cannabis have been liberally..

By Adam Gregory - Feb 04, 2020

Enleofen strikes Singapore’s biggest ever biotech deal

In January it was announced that global pharmaceutical company ..

By Andrew Tindall - Feb 04, 2020

Coronavirus: a case study in emerging disease

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

By 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..

By Maria Hall - Feb 03, 2020

Munich office expansion with high-profile lateral hire

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

By 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..

By Andrew Tindall - Jan 30, 2020

Farming the great indoors

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

By Katherine Collins - Jan 29, 2020

Advancements of genetic testing

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

By 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,..

By Willum Wytenburg - Jan 27, 2020

EPO announces fee increases from 1 April 2020

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

By Eleanor Maciver - Jan 27, 2020

Circular Economy: New technologies rise to the challenge

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

By Jane Liu - Jan 23, 2020

A promising target for new antibiotics

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

By Jacqueline Murphy - Jan 23, 2020

Welcome to our new website

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

By 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..

By 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..

By 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..

By 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..

By Jacqueline Murphy - Jan 08, 2020

JUVE Patent UK ranking 2020

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

By 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..

By Matthew Smith - Dec 18, 2019

Graphene Composites: 5 things we can learn from the IP data

The European Patent Office (EPO) recently released some initial data..

By Anna Mudge - Dec 18, 2019

Will biomarkers come of age?

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

By Alison Fugard - Dec 18, 2019

Sustainability: Graphene offers new opportunities

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

By Joseph Newcombe - Dec 17, 2019

The 12 elements of Christmas...

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

As 2019..

By 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..

By Camille Terfve - Dec 16, 2019

Bioinformatics is everywhere!

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

By Daniel Warburton - Dec 16, 2019

Collagen scaffolds – the future of tissue engineering?

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

By Alexander Savin - Dec 13, 2019

Machine Learning – what is the machine actually learning?

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

By 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..

By 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..

By 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..

By 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..

By 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..

By William Hey - Nov 28, 2019

Australian innovation patent system - the end is near

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

By Anna Mudge - Nov 27, 2019

Biomarkers come of age

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

By 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..

By 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..

By 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..

By Matthew Smith - Nov 18, 2019

Graphene Hackathon

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

By 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..

By Katherine Green - Nov 14, 2019

EPO oppositions: Nine key questions answered

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

By 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..

By Rebecca Tollervey - Nov 11, 2019

Top Tips for Patenting Antibodies in Europe

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

By Michali Demetroudi - Nov 11, 2019

Extreme fast charging – the future of electric vehicle batteries

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

By 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..

By 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..

By Andrew Pitts - Nov 06, 2019

Coffee capsules: greener grounds

Large consumer companies are increasingly focusing on reworking their..

By 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..

By 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 ..

By Camille Terfve - Oct 30, 2019

EPO Bioinformatics Roadshow

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

By Alexander Cavell - Oct 30, 2019

Plastics recycling: polymers unzipped

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

By 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..

By Jacqueline Murphy - Oct 29, 2019

Chambers & Partners Legal Guide 2019

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

By 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..

By 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,..

By 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..
By 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...

By Foteini Tzakoniati - Oct 25, 2019

Employing CRISPR to expose ‘hiding’ cancer cells to immunotherapy

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

By 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..

By Nick Sutcliffe - Oct 21, 2019

Controlling genes – the new field of epitranscriptomics

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

By Niles Beadman - Oct 09, 2019

Consumable consumables: the edible water bottle

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

By Richard Johnson - Oct 07, 2019

Inventive AI: can machines innovate?

The integration of technology based on artificial intelligence into..

By 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..

By Sarah Kostiuk-Smith - Sep 27, 2019

AMR - a global threat

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

By Callum McGuinn - Sep 26, 2019

Budding opportunities for pharma

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

By 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...

By Matthew Smith - Sep 24, 2019

Strict and inflexible: material claims at the EPO

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

By 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..

By 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..

By Callum McGuinn - Sep 17, 2019

On to greener pastures?

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

By Christoph Moeller - Sep 13, 2019

Intermodality: the future of transport?

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

By 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..

By Richard Johnson - Sep 06, 2019

When AI met EQ

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

By Camille Terfve - Sep 04, 2019

DIY biology dilemma – regulating biohacking

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

By 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..

By Nick Sutcliffe - Aug 29, 2019

Shifting treatments: cancer as a manageable disease

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

By Simon Parry - Aug 20, 2019

Fast times at TBRe: the future of autonomous vehicles

In Forward magazine edition 2, we met up with Team Bath Racing..

By Simon Parry - Aug 19, 2019

Team Bath Racing Electric - zooming through 2019

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

By 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..

By Sean Jauss - Aug 13, 2019

Understanding Europe’s trade secret rules

Companies invest in developing or acquiring intellectual capital to..

By Richard Clegg - Aug 13, 2019

Challenges Post­ Selex

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

By 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..

By Tom Furnival - Aug 07, 2019

A case in point - Trunki vs Kiddee

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

By Eleanor Maciver - Aug 07, 2019

Speeding things up at the EPO

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

By Frances Salisbury - Aug 05, 2019

The rise of predictive medicine

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

By Matthew Smith - Jul 31, 2019

Green graphene - the pursuit of sustainability

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

By 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..

By Christoph Moeller - Jul 31, 2019

The rise of e-scooters - micromobility gains momentum

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

By 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..

By Adam Gregory - Jul 23, 2019

Cultured meat - food for thought

Cultured meat is rapidly emerging alongside plant-and..

By Tom Furnival - Jul 12, 2019

EPO Quality Report 2018

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

By Emily Hayes - Jul 05, 2019

A Myriad of effects

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

By 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..

By Christoph Moeller - Jun 26, 2019

Data and security issues in a world of connected cars

Mobility patterns are changing and technological innovations in..

By Frances Salisbury - Jun 26, 2019

Gender medicine – deriving novelty from treating women?

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

By 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..

By 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..

By 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..

By Callum McGuinn - Jun 18, 2019

Medicinal cannabis: recent changes and future innovations

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

By Jacqueline Murphy - Jun 17, 2019

Managing Intellectual Property: IP Stars 2019

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

By Jacqueline Murphy - Jun 17, 2019

IAM Patent 1000, 2019

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

By Sean Jauss - Jun 14, 2019

Conducting due diligence and audits on intellectual property rights

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

By 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..

By 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..

By Dydra Donath - May 20, 2019

Glen Buchenbach - Scotch whisky?

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

By Adam Gregory - May 17, 2019

Precision therapeutics for the precision medicine era

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

By Simon Kiddle - Apr 29, 2019

Personalised medicine: patient stratification

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

By 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..

By Frances Salisbury - Apr 15, 2019

Pioneers of precision medicine

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

By 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..

By Simon Parry - Apr 05, 2019

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles: growth and innovation

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

By Matthew Smith - Apr 04, 2019

Hydrogen: the storage question

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

By Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Apr 03, 2019

Babybel trade mark blow

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

By Christoph Moeller - Mar 28, 2019

The road to autonomous

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

By Matthew Smith - Mar 28, 2019

Advanced materials: game-changing graphene

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

By 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..

By 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..

By 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..

By 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...


By 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..

By 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..

By 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..

By 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..

By Matthew Smith - Feb 15, 2019

Building an IP portfolio: Nine tips for success

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

By Andrew Tindall - Feb 06, 2019

Plant related inventions: clarity at last?

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

By Frances Salisbury - Feb 04, 2019

Fighting cancer with CAR-T therapies

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

By 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 ..

By 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..

By 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..

By Emma Kennaugh-Gallacher - Jan 28, 2019

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

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

By 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..

By Emma Kennaugh-Gallacher - Jan 25, 2019

GDPR: Risks and requirements, mistakes and misconceptions

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

By Simon Parry - Jan 22, 2019

Autonomous vehicles - the race to innovate

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

By Robert Watson - Jan 16, 2019

Brexit: draft withdrawal agreement rejected

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

By 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..

By Graeme Moore - Dec 13, 2018

Blockchain: the next patent boom

Emma Graham and Graeme Moore attended the EPO’s “Patenting..

By Frances Salisbury - Dec 13, 2018

Precision medicine: ethics, regulation and patent law

New genomic and proteomic analysis technologies allow for diagnosis..

By Edmund Harrison - Dec 12, 2018

Pending EU Trade Marks: what next?

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

By Christoph Moeller - Dec 11, 2018

Future mobility: the new direction of transport

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

By 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..

By Adam Gregory - Dec 10, 2018

Patent protection: five tips for biotech start-ups

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

By 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)..

By 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..

By 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..

By Robert Watson - Nov 22, 2018

Brexit: IP update from the draft Political Declaration

The draft Political Declaration on the future relationship between..

By 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..

By 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..

By Shaun Harvey - Nov 08, 2018

Our Cambridge Office moves to prestigious Innovation Park

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

By Frances Salisbury - Oct 31, 2018

Precision Medicine: the next revolution in healthcare

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

By 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...

By Simon Parry - Oct 30, 2018

Team Bath Racing Electric: racing to success

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

By Matthew Smith - Oct 29, 2018

Development in the war on superbugs

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

By Matthew Smith - Oct 25, 2018

Graphene: a whole new '2D world'

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

By Graeme Moore - Oct 19, 2018

Patenting board games and puzzles

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

By Seán Walton - Oct 03, 2018

The pioneering work of Professor Sir Greg Winter

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

By Shaun Harvey - Oct 01, 2018

Our growth story

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

By Dydra Donath - Sep 27, 2018

Navigating the Brexit landscape: trade marks

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

By Robert Watson - Sep 27, 2018

Navigating the Brexit landscape: patents

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

By Robert Watson - Sep 27, 2018

Navigating the Brexit landscape: designs

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

By Robert Watson - Sep 25, 2018

No-Deal Brexit papers published

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

By Jacqueline Pang - Jul 20, 2018

Roger Federer in trade mark dispute with Nike

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

By 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..

By 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..

By 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..

By 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..

By 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..

By Emma Kennaugh-Gallacher - Mar 31, 2018

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

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

By 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..

By Emma Kennaugh-Gallacher - Jan 31, 2018

GDPR: carrying out your first data audit

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