Dear Santa, can I have the EPO approach on software patentability become the gold standard worldwide?


Dear Santa, my wish is that more Patent Attorneys realise the EPO standard is at least a clear approach to a software invention, and we all need to sweat over each case and dig deeper into each invention.

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The ‘pharmacy exception’: recent developments in the Netherlands


Following discussion and recent recommendations from the Dutch Parliament, the Dutch Minister of Health has started an investigation into the laws relating to patents and medicines. Read our article outlining the background to these recommendations, and what is likely to happen on this in coming months, here.

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The UK IPO fights for its slice


Recent statistics suggest that direct filings at the UK IPO are lower than those at other key patent offices, such as China, Japan, India and Australia. The UK patent system is undeniably a strong system that demonstrates a number of advantages compared to its foreign counterparts. It seems that, regardless of whether companies choose the European or direct UK route, UK businesses should be encouraged to protect their intellectual property and patent more.

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Dear Santa, Please can I have consistency when the EPO deals with added-matter?


Santa my wish is that you can get the EPO to make more uniform how Article 123(2) EPC is applied. Then I won’t have to suffer the ire of my clients’ attorneys. Who knows, I may even be able to make a reasonable prediction.

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Patenting the Machine – why there’s hope at the EPO for the future of AI-related inventions


Understanding the users of AI and future thinking at the EPO. Read our insight on this here.

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Our Chairman represents the firm at various industry events spanning China, Japan, Hong Kong and New Zealand


Our Chairman, Gwilym Roberts, has recently returned from a trip spanning China, Japan, Hong Kong and New Zealand. We are delighted, as ever, to maintain our strong international reputation and Gwilym’s travels reflect the work done by our attorneys and Partners in continuing to spread the Kilburn & Strode word.

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The firm welcomes 12 new Technical Assistants


We are excited to announce we have 12 new Technical Assistants with a range of backgrounds, experience, and interests joining us in groups across the firm.

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Five Kilburn & Strode partners recognised in IAM Strategy 300


We are very excited to share with our network that our firm has five partners listed in the IAM Strategy 300 rankings - more than any other UK IP firm.

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A qLegal talk from Google in-house counsel at our new offices


A group of students attended our office from Queen Mary University of London’s qLegal programme. The students participated in an interactive session on issues for start-ups, led by David Shanks, Senior Counsel at Google. In the session, David aimed to get the students to approach their advice to start-ups by better understanding what drives a start-up commercially. The qLegal students will be putting this into practice when providing free legal advice to start-ups and entrepreneurs at Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre.

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Our patent and trade mark teams again receive a top-tier ranking in Chambers and Partners


We are pleased to announce our top-tier ranking in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners for UK patent and trade mark attorneys. We have been recognised as a ‘leading destination for filing, portfolio management and rights strategy’.

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