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UPC news – An update about the situation of Ireland

UPC news – An update about the situation of Ireland

The UPCA has been signed by 24 current EU member states, including Ireland. Ireland is not a Contracting Member State of the UPC yet though, because Ireland has not ratified the UPCA.

News | 20.2.2024

Significant recognition for Laine IP’s expertise in WTR1000

Significant recognition for Laine IP’s expertise in WTR1000

World Trademark Review published its annual survey of professionals at the top of the IP industry: Laine IP elevated to the Silver category. Read more!

News | 14.2.2024

Anticipate obstacles and be prepared – fallback positions in patent applications

Anticipate obstacles and be prepared – fallback positions in patent applications

When drafting a patent application, potential obstacles to patentability are anticipated by creating so-called fallback positions, which can be used if it appears that the obstacles identified by the Office cannot be overcome without limiting the scope of protection of the independent claims. Read more:

News | 25.1.2024

EPO: Changes to fee-related issues as of 1.4.2024

EPO: Changes to fee-related issues as of 1.4.2024

The Administrative Council of the European Patent Office (EPO) has decided to increase certain official fees as well as make some other changes relating to fees, such as reductions of fees. The changes come into force on 1.4.2024.

News | 22.1.2024

IPR easily – EPC (part 7)

IPR easily – EPC (part 7)

The 7th part of our series IPR easily will introduce the European patent system and the processes therein.

News | 28.11.2023

G1/22 EBoA – Transfer of priority

G1/22 EBoA – Transfer of priority

The consolidated decision G1/22 and G2/22 of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO on transfer of priority right concludes that unless proven to contrary, the applicant or proprietor is entitled to claim priority.

News | 15.11.2023