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22.05.2024

T 1252/20 - Board of Appeal Revises Interpretation of 'Substance or Composition' for Medical Use Claims

London partner Adam Lacy, and Italian and European Patent Attorney Arianna Bartolini review a recent decision of the EPO Board of Appeal making it easier for patentees to obtain protection for medi...

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UPC-News
17.04.2024

Ireland Delays Referendum on Unified Patent Court

The Irish government has postponed the referendum originally set for June 7 on joining the Unified Patent Court (UPC), citing the need for greater public understanding and discussion. The decision,...

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Awards
12.04.2024

HOFFMANN EITLE wins at Managing IP Awards 2024

HOFFMANN EITLE wins three awards at the Managing IP Awards 2024 ceremony in London: Europe Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year ​​​​​​​Germany Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year ​​​​​​​Europe...

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News
28.03.2024

New fee reductions at the EPO for microenterprises and other organisations

A new support scheme allowing for 30% reduction on most of the EPO official fees is available under new Rule 7a(3) EPC (in force from April 1, 2024).[1] The new fee reductions apply to cases where...

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News
27.03.2024

HOFFMANN EITLE is attending the INTA Annual Meeting 2024

We are pleased to announce that HOFFMANN EITLE is attending this year's International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting on May 18-22, 2024, in Atlanta, Georgia. HOFFMANN EITLE will be rep...

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Publication
21.03.2024

HOFFMANN EITLE Quarterly Newsletter 03/24

Dear Colleagues and Friends, In this issue of the Hoffmann Eitle Quarterly, we continue our series of articles focusing on the new package of draft EU regulations, with a first article on the prop...

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Publication
09.02.2024

The meaning of “admissibly raised” in Article 12(4) RPBA

There is little case law on the application of the “admissibly raised and maintained” part of Article 12(4) of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (2020). HOFFMANN EITLE’S London partner...

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News
01.02.2024

EPO amends the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBA)

Last year, HOFFMANN EITLE reported on our response to planned changes to the RPBA, which govern appeal proceedings before the Boards of Appeal. The EPO has now amended the RPBA, taking some of our...

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UPC-News
31.01.2024

Milan Secures Third Central Division Seat of the UPC

On January 26, 2024, the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Italy reached a milestone with the finalization of the Headquarters Agreement for the UPC's Central Division's third seat in Milan. This deve...

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Publication
29.01.2024

EPO Appeal case provides further guidance on claim interpretation

Can the description be used for claim interpretation, and if so, when? This question has been a major topic of recent EPO case law. Lasse Weinmann, Leo Polz and Sebastian Giese of HOFFMANN EITLE’s...

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