Update on the Change in Ireland’s Court Structure – Introduction of a new Court of Appeal

In our news post around this time last year here we reported that the Irish Government was to hold a Constitutional Referendum with the goal of amending the Constitution to enable a new Court of Appeal interposed between the High Court and the Supreme Court to be established. The referendum […]Read More »

Further searches at EPO – forthcoming rule change effective from 1st November 2014

Flexibility in prosecuting certain European patent applications is currently restricted by the inability to obtain a search report for claims which the EPO considers to relate to more than one invention.  In such cases, the EPO searches the invention first presented in the claims and raises a lack of unity […]Read More »

Kevlar TM inventor Stephanie Kwolek passed away aged 90.

We mark the recent passing of an outstanding scientist and inventor Stephanie Kwolek on June 18th 2014 in her 91st year. Ms. Kwolek was a researcher for several decades at DuPont, where she was engaged in the development of new fibres. Most famously, in 1965 she and her team developed […]Read More »