20 May 2022

Does new case law contradict (again) the EPO’s position on description amendments?

The decision in T 1989/18 released earlier this year raised hopes that the EPO’s increasingly onerous stance on description amendments might be due to relax, only for subsequent case law (T 1024/18 and T 0121/20) to affirm the EPO’s current position.

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14 Apr 2022

Slingsby Partners engages with design and engineering students at Middlesex University

Slingsby Partners is delighted to have been involved for the second year running in providing pro-bono information and advice for up-and-coming designers and engineers at Middlesex University in relation to intellectual property.

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01 Apr 2022

G1/22 and G2/22 – Entitlement to claim priority

Two questions have been referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal regarding the entitlement to priority of a Euro-PCT application where the PCT application was filed naming different applicants for different contracting states.


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09 Mar 2022

EPO Guidelines 2022 – Minimal update re amendment of description

The 2022 EPO Guidelines have been released and have been updated, albeit in a very limited way, to soften slightly the EPO’s position on the requirements surrounding amendment of the description.

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