27 Mar 2023

G2/21 – Plausibility

The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO have issued a decision, G 2/21, on plausibility. The Enlarged Board of Appeal has confirmed the established practice that post-published evidence may be considered to support a technical effect for inventive step. However, the technical effect must be derived from the application as filed.

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23 Feb 2023

EPO announces increase in official fees from 1 April 2023

The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that the official fee schedule for European patents will be revised from 1 April 2023, resulting in an increase of around 5% on most fees.

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21 Feb 2023

Unitary patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) will go live on 1 June 2023

Germany has deposited its instrument of ratification and, as such, the Unitary patent and Unified Patent Court will go live on 1 June 2023, with the sunrise period starting on 1 March 2023.

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18 Jan 2023

Slingsby Partners continues partnership with Career Ready for a second year

Slingsby Partners has renewed its partnership with Career Ready to continue to provide insight and support for young people through mentoring. Alex, Anna, Ollie and Annabel are each paired with a mentee and will be offering their mentee an introduction to the business world for the next 12 months.

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