European Patent Convention
The EUIPO’s desires to expand its remit bring to light Europe’s fragmented IP system, but also highlight that it works reasonably well
EU’s SPC waiver takes full effect; Nokia scores second patent win over Oppo; US court confirms $175m TM award; NBC sues over 'Dunder Mifflin' mark
António Campinos will serve another five years as EPO president – perhaps he’ll calm unrest at the office in that time
Nokia beats Oppo in Germany; Australia and EPO to continue PPH; Ed Sheeran nets nearly £1m in legal fees; Google backs down in €500m French appeal
Sponsored by InspicosThe Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO (EBA) has recently issued opinion G 3/19, which concludes that plants and animals exclusively obtained by “essentially biological processes” are exempt from patentability. This finding only affects patents derived from patent applications filed after July 1 2017.