Category Archives: European Patents

Unified Patent Court may still go ahead

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Baroness Neville Rolfe, the British Minister of State for Energy and Intellectual Property, announced on Monday that the UK intends to proceed with preparations for ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA). The UPCA is an agreement between the … Continue reading

Undisclosed disclaimers under threat

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Disclaimers allow applicants to restrict the scope of protection being sought in a European patent application by “disclaiming” a portion of claimed subject matter. Under current EPO practice, disclaimers can be “disclosed disclaimers” or “undisclosed disclaimers”. Disclosed disclaimers are disclaimers … Continue reading