IP - non credere - A sceptical view on IP related statistics
"90% made up on the spot – 10% quoted out of context"
Monday, 31 May 2021
Pangloss and the PCT
In March of this year WIPO issued a press release " International Patent Filings via WIPO Continued to Grow in 2020 Despite COVID-19 P...
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
European Patent Grants - 2017
It appears that the EPO is continuing to grant a lot of patents. Based on the number of grants up to end-August, the EPO looks on track to...
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Decisions, decisions, decisions.....
The UK government has many decisions ahead of it including the BIG one, of when (or whether) to trigger Article 50: and a small one, of whe...
Saturday, 17 September 2016
Should the UK ratify UPC (yes): can it continue post-Brexit (yes)
We are in a critical position concerning the unified patent court and unitary patent. Netherlands has deposited its instrument of ratif...
Thursday, 1 September 2016
European Patent Grants - update
In a previous post I commented on the high number of patent grants at the EPO during the first 6 months of 2016. Patent grant numbers at ...
Saturday, 25 June 2016
Brexit and IP
In case you have not noticed, there has been a referendum in the UK voting to leave the EU. This only has effect once an Article 50 TFEU n...
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
How high will the ball bounce?
The hockey stick graph is a familiar issue in climatology. A sudden step change in a measured variable indicating something happening in the...
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