Crispr hearing as seen by a trainee

Introduction Last week the hearing for appeal proceeding (T 844/18) relating to European Patent 2771468 B1, regarding the gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9, held by The Broad Institute, Inc., Harvard University and MIT, took place at the European Patent Office (EPO)...

Inventorship and ownership in the Artificial Intelligence era

Dr. Edoardo Mirabella European Patent Attorney Dr. Andrew J. Morton Australian Patent Attorney, Australian Trademark and Design Attorney Artificial Intelligence (AI) is nowadays ubiquitous in our everyday life, and increasingly plays a key role in innovation. For...

China, AI and IP: some facts and figures

Dr. Edoardo Mirabella European Patent Attorney It is generally believed that China will play and, indeed, is already playing an important role in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Unfortunately, in many discussions, this belief reduces to nothing more...

Patenting blockchain

Blockchain has aggressively taken the centerstage of the fourth industrial revolution and is considered to be the driving force of the so-called web 3.0. Although blockchain’s claim to fame stems from its role as technology underlying the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, its use is not limited to the financial sector. For example,

Patenting Artificial Intelligence at the European Patent Office

Artificial intelligence (AI) appears as one of the most important driving forces of the ongoing fourth industrial revolution and believed to change all areas of society and technology. Starting 2017, the European Patent Office (EPO) has shown an increasing interest in...

Schutzbereich von Offenlegungs- und Patentschrift

Sie sind UnternehmerIn und nicht zuletzt wegen der innovativen Verfahren und/oder Erzeugnisse, die in Ihrem Betrieb zur Anwendung kommen bzw. hergestellt oder genutzt werden, auf die verantwortungsbewusste Überwachung der aktuellen Schutzrechtslage bedacht? – Vielen...