Tue 22nd Nov 2022Our first year of mentoring with Black Lawyers Matter
In 2021, Page White Farrer signed up to support two mentoring schemes, one of which was ‘Black Lawyers Matter’ which was established by the Stephen James Partnership in an effort to level the playing field for Black lawyers in the UK.
Mon 21st Nov 2022Exploring new frontiers of manufacturing for the space sector at Made for Space 2022
European patent attorney David Williams is attending the Made for Space conference on 22 November 2022, hosted by the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry and Satellite Applications Catapult.
Wed 16th Nov 2022A spotlight on circular chemistry and sustainability at the Royal Society of Chemistry
On 30 November 2022, patent attorney Sam Judge will be attending a seminar focusing on circular chemistry hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Tue 15th Nov 2022Startup IP Guide #1: Filing a patent application
A patent is a useful business tool as it can be utilised to stop competitors from copying your invention, to attract investors, for publicity and marketing, and to obtain revenue through licensing.
Fri 4th Nov 2022Sam Judge presents how to patent chemical innovations with Innovate UK EDGE
On 7 November 2022, UK and European patent attorney Sam Judge is presenting a webinar for chemical scientists and entrepreneurs on the benefits of obtaining a patent. The event is hosted in association with InnovateUK EDGE.
Wed 2nd Nov 2022Exploring the hyperconnected human at CWIC 2022
On 2 November 2022, European patent attorney David Williams will be attending the annual Cambridge Wireless International Conference.
Thu 13th Oct 2022Kelda Style to attend AIPLA 2022 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.
European patent attorney Kelda Style will be attending the AIPLA 2022 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. from 27-29 October 2022.
Mon 10th Oct 2022Unified Patent Court implementation timeline published
A provisional timeline was published for the implementation of the Unified Patent Court on 6 October 2022, outlining the key activities and milestones between now and April 2023.
Fri 7th Oct 2022DiT Internalisation Fund offers grants of up to £9,000 for strategic IP advice
The Department of International Trade is offering an Internationalisation Fund for businesses based in England as part of the European Regional Development Funding (ERDF). The scheme offers match-funded grants of between £1,000 - £9,000.
Fri 7th Oct 2022Olaf Ungerer to deliver insights on the UPC/UP at the WIPF conference in Thailand on 12 October
European patent attorney Olaf Ungerer will be speaking at the World Intellectual Property Form in Bangkok, Thailand on how applicants and owners of EP patents need to strategically prepare for the upcoming Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent (UP) package in Europe.
Sat 1st Oct 2022Registering a patent in Europe – Infographic of options under the European Patent Convention
Planning international expansion? Our useful infographic shows the options for registering patents and protecting intellectual property across 44 European states under the European Patent Convention - as at March 2021.
Thu 29th Sep 2022Up to £7,500 of IP funding available in Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation Awards, open until 19 October
Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering up to 50 Women in Innovation Awards to women entrepreneurs in UK businesses. Each award will provide £50,000 of funding. The competition is specifically for women with exciting, innovative ideas and ambitious plans that will inspire others.
Wed 28th Sep 2022Page White Farrer trade mark attorneys attend PTMG’s 100th conference in Portugal
European trade mark attorneys James Cornish and Oliver Spies will be attending the autumn Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG) conference in Lisbon, Portugal from 5-8 October 2022.
Thu 22nd Sep 2022Realising the potential of your IP at Leeds Digital Festival 2022
Page White Farrer hosted an event during Leeds Digital Festival 2022 explaining how to realise the potential of your intellectual property.
Tue 20th Sep 2022Trademarks, technology and sustainability - Taryn Byrne attends 2022 Marques Annual Conference
From 20-23 September 2022, partner and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney Taryn Byrne will be attending the MARQUES Annual Conference in Madrid.
Fri 16th Sep 2022EPC update: Montenegro to become 39th member of EPO on 1 October 2022
We have updated our useful map showing the options for registering a patent across 44 European states under the European Patent Convention as the European Patent Organisation welcomes Montenegro to its growing number of member states from 1 October 2022.
Thu 15th Sep 2022Career insights from IP experts at Leeds Digital Careers Festival
On 15 September 2022, the team was at Leeds Digital Careers Festival sharing the vast range of opportunities available in the intellectual property sector with students, graduates and others looking to explore options for a career in digital technologies.
Wed 7th Sep 2022Can I patent an app?
Yes, you can patent an app. We are often asked this question by app developers, and many find that answer surprising because there is a myth that it is not possible to obtain a patent for computer code.
Tue 6th Sep 2022FIVE AI’s GC explains what it is like to work with Page White Farrer to build a patent and trade mark portfolio
Business startups may wonder whether or not to invest in patents and trade marks. Then, how do they find a patent attorney who understands their invention and can help them translate it into business value via intellectual property protection?
Wed 31st Aug 2022Podcast: implications of intellectual property inside the metaverse
Senior associate Andrew McKinlay has participated in an episode of LIFICAST, a podcast series in association with Leeds International Festival of Ideas, exploring the topic ‘Is the metaverse our future reality?’
Tue 30th Aug 2022Temporary delay option to allow double protection for close-to-grant patents in Germany
Upon the grant of a European patent, a parallel national German patent will normally lose its effect within the overlapping scope of both patents.
Thu 18th Aug 2022Success before the Appointed Person for Iceland Spring’s water brand trade marks
Taryn Byrne has successfully assisted Iceland Spring EHF, an Icelandic spring water company, to defend its brand from attack by Iceland Foods Limited, the owner of the ICELAND mark and the well-known chain of supermarkets.
Mon 15th Aug 2022UKIPO reports little of consensus around the state of Standard Essential Patents and innovation
The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published its summary of findings from its consultation on whether the ecosystem around Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) is functioning efficiently and effectively.
Wed 3rd Aug 2022Proper claim interpretation trumps prior use claim in defence of a German patent opposition
Our patent attorneys in Munich were recently successful in defending the patent of a client for machinery used in the food production industry after it was challenged on the basis of prior use, and despite the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO) accepting the flimsiest of evidence for the prior use.
Thu 28th Jul 2022Blockchain leader nChain forges ahead in patent rankings
Global blockchain technology company nChain has leapfrogged over the likes of tech giant IBM and Alipay (Alibaba’s mobile payment platform) to take fifth place in the league table of companies ranked worldwide for blockchain patent applications in 2021 with the help of Page White Farrer*.
Wed 29th Jun 2022An ‘exceptional’ testimonial for partner Thomas Mahon
Congratulations to European Patent Attorney Thomas Mahon was has received this excellent testimonial from a client.
Thu 21st Apr 2022How to oppose or defend a trade mark application in the EU
If you have invested in a trade mark for your brand anywhere in Europe, then you will want to maximise its power and ensure that potential competitors do not infringe your valuable intellectual property to take advantage with their marketing initiatives. James Cornish, at Page White and Farrer, has created this handy flow chart for brand owners to explain how to oppose or defend a trade mark application in the EU.
Thu 21st Apr 2022How to oppose or defend a trade mark application in the UK
If you have invested in a trade mark for your brand, then you will want to maximise its power and ensure that potential competitors do not creep too close and infringe your valuable intellectual property with their marketing initiatives. James Cornish has created this handy flow chart for brand owners to explain the process of opposing or defending a trade mark application in the UK.
Wed 20th Apr 2022Brand owners’ guide to obtaining an EU trade mark
Trying to obtain an EU trade mark? Track your trade mark throughout the process and know when key decisions need to be made by downloading our free guide.
Tue 19th Apr 2022Brand owners' guide to obtaining a UK trade mark
Download our free guide to the UK trade mark process for brand owners. Our handy flow chart explains the roles of the trade mark attorney and the UK Intellectual Property Office, and also which key decisions will be required by the brand owner.
Mon 4th Apr 2022Guide to the EU trade mark process for overseas attorneys
The EU trade mark process may be daunting to an overseas attorney who is new to it so we have put together this handy flow chart to give you a set by step guide to protecting brand identity in the EU.
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Thu 21st Oct 2021Infographic: Software and AI international patent filing timeline (UK to international route)
If you are considering filing a patent first in the UK, then abroad, our infographic outlines the key stages of the process and the timeline – taking you from initial consultation, through the UK filing and then on into securing protection in other jurisdictions.
Tue 17th Aug 2021Patent pools and the evolution of FRAND licensing in IoT ecosystems
In an article for Intellectual Property Magazine, European Patent Attorney Olaf Ungerer examines the complexity of the IoT landscape, and he explores why patent pools offer an attractive solution for complex IoT products by reducing transaction costs for licensors and implementers and potentially reducing aggregate royalty. This article arises from the “Contribution to the Debate on SEPs” (E03600), published January 2021, by the Group of Experts on Licensing and Valuation of Standard Essential Patents advising the European Commission.
Thu 25th Mar 2021IPM Standards Patents, Smartphone, 5G, V2X and IoT wars - Kelda Style - March 2021
Standardisation patents are heavily focussed on 5G technologies, which is reflected in the number of patent applications being filed. Kelda Style reviews the numbers in Intellectual Property Magazine.
Wed 5th Aug 2020Rusty Rabbit International praises Page White Farrer’s ‘outstanding service’
Page White Farrer is working with UK-based Rusty Rabbit International to provide ‘outstanding’ intellectual property services to businesses, entrepreneurs and start ups.
Mon 2nd Mar 2020System1 sings the praises of expert trade mark attorney James Cornish and his team
For 12 years, Page White Farrer has worked closely with System1, a UK-based marketing and brand consultant, supporting them in all their trade mark registrations and protecting their intellectual property across the globe.
Mon 30th Dec 2019Clinova gives Page White Farrer a glowing testimonial
Page White Farrer have worked closely with Clinova, a UK-based global consumer healthcare company, to build up their IP portfolio and to develop their global IP strategy.
Tue 20th Nov 2018Case study: Tom Woodhouse - from trainee to partner
Tom Woodhouse describes how he was supported as a graduate trainee and rapidly rose to become partner with Page White Farrer.
Thu 4th Oct 2018Case study: Crystallising IP value of data mining company prior to acquisition
Our client’s company was established in 2010 when the founding entrepreneur recognised that the main sources of news and content were being consumed via individual RSS feeds.