Protecting inventions by patent in multiple countries

Unfortunately “worldwide patents” do not exist In today’s global market, a product may be designed in one country, manufactured in another or several different locations and ultimately commercialised all over…

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Financial Times ranks ABG IP in the top 10 of Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms

For the second year in a row, Financial Times has ranked us in its "Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms" ranking that was published today. This year ABG Intellectual Property figures…

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The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO has decided that products obtained exclusively by an essentially biological process are not patentable

Author: Guillermo Menéndez The Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) of the European Patent Office (EPO) has published the decision of case G3 / 19 (text here) on the patentability, under…

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What you should know on the right of priority for patents. A european perspective

Patents and their territorial scope. The Paris Convention. Patents and utility models have a limited geographical scope, i.e. a patent granted in one country has no effect beyond the territorial…

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COVID-19: ABG IP working with normality. Updated Information on Intellectual Property Offices

LAST UPDATE: 12/05/2020 11:11 (GMT +2) Dear user, The pandemic of the new coronavirus has forced exceptional decisions. The state of alarm declared by the Spanish government came into force…

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ABG Intellectual Property involved in a case wherein an EPO Board of Appeal provides guidance on the selection of suitable starting points within the closest prior art document

On March 2nd 2020 Board of Appeal 3.3.02 of the EPO issued a decision (T 0709/17) providing guidance on the selection of suitable starting points when the closest prior art…

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Managing IP named ABG IP “Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year” in Spain for the sixth time

The prestigious international journal Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), a reference in the sector, has named us "Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year" for our work in the patent field during…

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