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The latest IP news and insights from our expert attorneys.

Patents

24-07-2019

Flower power — can I patent a ‘natural’ product?

We explore natural alternatives to synthetic insect repellents to see how easy they are to patent.

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Patents

23-05-2019

Nutricosmetics — you are what you eat

Nutricosmetics contain powerful benefits, but patenting them can be tricky... Here are our top tips.

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IP tips

22-05-2019

Working together — who owns the patents?

Before collaborating to develop technology, it's important to clearly assign the ownership of IP.

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Patents

07-03-2019

​Patentability of plants or animals — the Boards of Appeal of the EPO Boards of Appeal assert authority

A new EPO decision clarifies aspects of its position, but leaves many questions unanswered...

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Patents

12-11-2018

Tea — a simple cuppa, or the elixir of youth?

It turns out that a decent cuppa can prevent disease and fight ageing... we break down the science.

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IP tips

26-10-2018

Patent Box — four considerations to secure tax relief on profits from patented products

You might be entitled to tax relief on profits earned from your patented inventions.

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Patents

19-03-2018

Microbiome inventions — patenting the gastric microbes that keep you healthy

Dr Simon Mitchell considers microbiome inventions at the European Patent Office.

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Patents

26-01-2018

CRISPR-Cas9 – from gene editing to EPO patent law editing?

Getting filing formalities correct is just as important as getting the science correct...

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