Clarity from EPO on Priority Entitlement in Patent Proceedings & more…Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…

US law firm Buchanan to absorb 22-lawyer intellectual property firm

U.S. law firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney said on Tuesday it will combine with intellectual property law firm RatnerPrestia.

Pen Underwriting UK unveils intellectual property insurance proposition

Pen Underwriting UK has rolled out its intellectual property (IP) insurance offering with the help of capacity provider Tokio Marine Kiln,Insurance Business can reveal.

Clarity from EPO on Priority Entitlement in Patent Proceedings

The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO recently delivered its long-awaited decision in the consolidated cases G 1/22 and G 2/22, bringing much-needed clarity to the contentious issue of priority entitlement. This decision not only reaffirms the EPO’s authority to assess entitlement to priority but also upholds the validity of the “PCT Joint Applicants Approach“.

Appleyard Lees Appoints Head of IP Commercial Contracts to Support Clients of all Sizes

Commercial and intellectual property solicitor Amritjot Jethwa has joined Appleyard Lees as the firm’s first Head of Commercial IP Contracts.

BIPC Jumpstart Programme: £75,000 of grants, advice and tools to help new local businesses

Jumpstart is a unique programme by Business & IP Centre Cambridgeshire and Peterborough offering grants, resources and support designed to help start-up businesses get set and grow.

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