Transitional measures before Unitary Patent: early request and delay in granting

From 1 January, European patent applicants who receive an intention to grant communication (communication under Rule 71(3) of the European Patent Convention) can benefit from the transitional measures made available by…

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Publishing vs. patenting: how different are the criteria?

Research patterns are changing due to rapid advances in technology. The “publish or perish” culture, despite the negative connotation, may be helping disseminating science faster than ever and confers at…

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European patent applications of Spanish origin are on the rise again and reaching all-time highs

European patent applications of Spanish origin have set their own historical record. A total of 1,954 applications were filed in 2021, compared to 1,791 in the previous year (8.9% increase)…

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Mobile World Congress 2022 Protocol for protecting intellectual property. Legal actions available to rights holders and potential defendants

This year Barcelona once again hosts the world’s most important event in the field of telecommunications: the Mobile World Congress. To face the challenges posed by the current health situation,…

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