HGF Partner Lee Curtis will be part of the trade mark panel at the 'Artificial Intelligence: Intellectual Property Considerations' conference on the 31st January 2019 run by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia.
HGF are hosting a seminar on practical tips to maximise success in EPO oppositions and appeals in Basel on Wednesday 16th January.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) successfully pleaded a Gillette defence and obtained an Arrow declaration in a patent infringement action brought by Vectura in respect of inhalable medicaments - Glaxo Group Ltd & Ors v Vectura Ltd  EWHC 3414 (Pat) (13 December 2018).
In an appeal from an Examining Division decision, the Board of Appeal stated that the recently introduced R.28(2) EPC is in conflict with A.53(b) EPC as interpreted in both the Enlarged Board decisions G2/12 and G2/13 (“broccoli II” and “tomatoes II”).
Lucy Johnson and Craig Thomson will be attending the IQPC Global IP Exchange, which takes place 5th - 7th December in Georgia USA.