UK High Court decision confirms that an artificial intelligence machine cannot be named as an inventor. Andrew McKinlay explains the appeal and the decision.
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Who we are, and what we do – but also, how we do it – makes us distinctive.
We bring broad sector and industry knowledge. Our clients benefit from our professionals’ deep insights into their businesses, operations and objectives.
Our team offers a full spectrum of IP services, including initial strategy and scoping, prosecution, and support should post-grant issues arise. Our commercially intelligent approach to service delivery, incorporates flexibility and adaptability. We strive to be agile, to respond to specific client requirements in a way that suits them.
Working with some of the world’s most exciting innovators, largest companies and household names, the firm supports a broad range of IP owners and creators, including in-house teams, R&D specialists, owner-managers and branding professionals.
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The highs and lows of the virtual ‘courtroom’ experience at the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC)
In June and July 2020, Appleyard Lees litigated an unprecedented number of trials in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) – which were held in an equally unprecedented, virtual format. The following outlines our experience and our learnings. We hope this will be helpful for other attorneys, solicitors and litigants with upcoming trials at the IPEC which, since March 2020 and for the foreseeable future, will be held virtually.added by Mrs Appleyard Lees 3 min Read
On 15 July 2020, the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO met to discuss the criteria used to determine whether computer simulations can be patented in Europe. Patent attorney Parminder Lally summarises the hearing and provides her thoughts on the case, which could have a significant impact on how the EPO determines whether any software inventions such as computer simulations are patentable, particularly when the software inventions do not have a direct link to the physical world.added by Mrs Appleyard Lees 8 min Read
Exciting move to Cambridge for solicitor and trade mark attorney at leading intellectual property firm Appleyard Lees
Dual-qualified solicitor and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, Chris Hoole, last month relocated to the Cambridge office of leading intellectual property firm Appleyard Lees.added by Mrs Appleyard Lees 1 min Read
As the UK experiences a record number of coal free days, we launch the first piece in our series, Green innovation and IP in the UK post-COVID-19, exploring drivers of ‘green’ innovation in energy, materials, processes and more. Will the COVID-19 pandemic impact development or protection of green innovation?added by Mrs Appleyard Lees 3 min Read
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