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Swindell & Pearson joins Think Tank to Improve Diversity and Inclusion within the IP Community

IP Inclusive, CIPA and CITMA have brought together a select group of senior people from le...

IP Inclusive, CIPA and CITMA have brought together a select group of senior people from leading IP firms to form a high-level "think tank" to identify practical - Read more
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Increased use of Video Conferencing at the European Patent Office

The European Patent Office has announced that it plans to make increased use of video conf...

The European Patent Office has announced that it plans to make increased use of video conferencing in both examination and opposition oral proceedings. - Read more
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Guidelines for Examination in the EPO

Upcoming revised editions of the EPC and PCT-EPO Guidelines will be published every year a...

Upcoming revised editions of the EPC and PCT-EPO Guidelines will be published every year at the beginning of March, without advance publication. - Read more
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Location of EPO Appeal Oral Proceedings Subject to Last Minute Change

Owing to the need for physical distancing as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandem...

Owing to the need for physical distancing as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the location at which oral proceedings before the EPO Boards of Ap - Read more
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Zoom Tested as EPO Opposition Platform

Zoom is being tested as a second platform for oral proceedings in opposition involving mul...

Zoom is being tested as a second platform for oral proceedings in opposition involving multiple opponents and/or requiring simultaneous interpretation. - Read more
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Swindell & Pearson listed as one of the UK’s top intellectual property firms in the Legal 500

Swindell & Pearson is delighted to have been named as one of the UK’s top intellectual pro...

Swindell & Pearson is delighted to have been named as one of the UK’s top intellectual property firms in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500 law firm ranking dire - Read more
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How can you prove your digital file existed at a particular date?

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has introduced a new service for creat...

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has introduced a new service for creating a “digital fingerprint” of digital files, along with a timestamp. - Read more
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Swindell & Pearson is listed as one of ‘Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2020’ by the Financial Times

Swindell & Pearson has been recommended by its clients and peers, being named in the Finan...

Swindell & Pearson has been recommended by its clients and peers, being named in the Financial Times’ list of ‘Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2020’. - Read more
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Deadlines at the EPO, EUIPO and UKIPO during the COVID-19 Outbreak

The EPO and the EUIPO have automatically extended all deadlines due to the coronavirus pan...

The EPO and the EUIPO have automatically extended all deadlines due to the coronavirus pandemic; UKIPO allows case by case discretionary extensions - Read more
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Unified Patent Court Update

German Federal Constitutional Court Ruling Issued

German Federal Constitutional Court Ruling Issued - Read more
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Better software protection in South Korea

South Korea has announced it will extend patent protection to also include software which ...

South Korea has announced it will extend patent protection to also include software which is distributed online. - Read more
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China now blacklists patent law violators

China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has introduced a new regulat...

China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has introduced a new regulation which blacklists individuals and organisations that severely viola - Read more

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