5 Nov 2021

Slingsby Partners Recommended by The Legal 500

We are delighted to be listed as one of the UK’s leading patent firms in the 2022 edition of the Legal 500.

The editorial commends Slingsby Partners as a “very strong practice with fantastic technical knowledge, international coverage and commercial pragmatism.” Philip Slingsby, Paul Roberts, Rosalind Fenwick, David King, Nick Wright, Stephen Turner and Nikki Davy are all recommended individually. Nick is commended as “technically skilled and a hugely competent patent drafter”, while Nikki is praised as “super-sharp” and someone who “can understand even the most esoteric inventions our engineers can throw at her.”

Our inclusion in these guides is always a reflection of the work everyone does across the firm, and we are especially delighted that the hard work of our paralegals has been recognised in this latest edition of The Legal 500, with one client commenting: “Their case management and formalities department are a cut above the patent industry in general. They are always happy to adapt to whatever internal operating practices we insist on as a client.”

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18 Jan 2022

Is this the end to AI as an inventor?

The EPO Legal Board of Appeal recently issued its decision in the appeal in the DABUS cases (J8/20 and 9/20) and confirmed the earlier decisions from the Receiving section of the EPO, meaning that the two EP applications have been refused.

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07 Dec 2021

English Courts continue to exercise jurisdiction over global FRAND cases

In August 2020 the Supreme Court affirmed the UK courts’ jurisdiction to determine global FRAND licences in Standard Essential Patent cases (Unwired Planet v Huawei, and Conversant v Huawei & ZTE). The Supreme Court did not claim that that jurisdiction was an exclusive one.

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05 Nov 2021

Slingsby Partners Recommended by The Legal 500

We are delighted to be listed as one of the UK’s leading patent firms in the 2022 edition of the Legal 500.

Read more