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AIPPI Congress in Toronto

Denis McCarthy will be attending the  44th AIPPI Congress in Toronto from September 14 to September 17. AIPPI is the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. About 2500 attendees from around the world are expected to join in this Congress.  

2014-08-28T14:39:08+00:00August 28th, 2014|Events|

Medicinal product assessment: a new defence to patent infringement in Ireland and the UK

The Intellectual Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014 and the Legislative Reform (Patents) Order 2014 have each now been published and will affect the scope of patent infringement in Ireland and the United Kingdom, respectively.  The research exemption in the legislation is to be enhanced, benefitting companies engaged in the pharmaceutical sector.  The Irish Association of [...]

2014-08-06T09:00:17+00:00August 6th, 2014|News|

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 the polymer commonly known as [...]

2014-07-03T17:02:46+00:00July 3rd, 2014|News|

Alice Corp. v CLS Bank International – Software Patents in the United States

Abstract ideas and pure methods of doing business have for some time been excluded from patentability in the United States. On 19th June 2014 the United States Supreme Court handed down its Decision in Alice Corp. v CLS Bank International, which involved a method for performing a financial transaction, and has unanimously ruled that abstract ideas and business methods, even [...]

2014-06-20T15:02:23+00:00June 20th, 2014|News|

ECTA Annual Conference June 18-21

The 33rd Annual Conference of ECTA will be taking place this year in Alicante, Spain. Norman MacLachlan, the former Treasurer-General of that organisation, will be attending on behalf of our firm. The object of ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association) is to promote the knowledge and professionalism of members and owners alike in the fields of [...]

2014-06-17T10:46:47+00:00June 17th, 2014|Events|

UNION-IP Congress

Dr Yvonne McKeown is attending the  UNION-IP Congress in Berlin from 4th-6th June 2014.   The many topics to be discussed at the Congress include the Unitary Patent, the European Patent Court and strategic choices as regards IP Litigation in Europe.

2014-06-03T10:27:36+00:00June 3rd, 2014|Events|