Practice changes to the Notice of Grant procedure at the EPO
13 08 2020
HMC-IP attorney Catherine Hanratty summarizes the recent changes to the Rule 71(3) “Notice of Intention to Grant” procedure at the EPO BACKGROUND When the European Patent Office (EPO) intends to grant a European patent, the applicant is informed of text proposed for grant - the Druckexemplar – with...
Recent law update: Supplementary Patent Protection (SPC) in Europe
15 07 2020
The news: On July 9th 2020, in Santen, C-673/18, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that a Marketing Authorisation (MA) for a new therapeutic application of a medicine that was previously authorised for another application, can NOT be used as the basis for a supplementary protection...
HMC-IP joins the FT Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms listing 2020
01 07 2020
Hanna Moore + Curley is delighted to join the Financial Times Europe's leading patent law firms listing for 2020. We are very pleased to be part of a prestigious grouping of 160 European IP firms. This listing is based on recommendations by clients and peers, as compiled by the FTs...
Patent Box Provisions in France - the essentials!
24 06 2020
HMC-IP attorney Laurence Bibow, who is a French national and an experienced European and Irish Patent Attorney presently based in France, provides a brief summary of the French Patent Box provisions and how they might be applicable to your company. Background The concept of a patent box has been...
A new provision in the French patent landscape: Provisional patent application
17 06 2020
A new provision in the French patent landscape: Provisional patent applications HMC-IP attorney Laurence Bibow provides a summary of the new provisional patent application provisions available from 1st July 2020 before INPI in France. Laurence Bibow is a French national and an experienced European and Irish Patent Attorney...
Patent IAM 1000 success for HMC-IP
16 06 2020
Hanna Moore + Curley is delighted to be listed as a gold tier recommended firm in the 2020 IAM Patent IAM 1000 and be recognised for our international presence and outlook in providing “honest, practical and commercially savvy advice” to our clients. IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent...
Congratulations to HMC-IP attorneys recognised in IP Stars 2020!
07 05 2020
HMC-IP is very pleased to be listed again as an IP STARS 2020 Top Tier firm by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP). Thanks to all HMC-IP staff for all your hard work behind the scenes and thanks goes to all our clients and colleagues who took the time to nominate us. ...
World IP Day with Hanna Moore + Curley - Join our IP Strategy Webinar
09 04 2020
To mark World IP Day, Hanna Moore + Curley invites you to participate in an Intellectual Property (IP) Webinar on 23 April. Does IP strategy play an important role in your business and future plans? Looking at raising capital for a new idea? Our panel of experts will be presenting on a...
SUMMARY OF EXTENSIONS BY EPO, EUIPO, UKIPO, IPOI & INPI IN RESPONSE TO DISRUPTION BY COVID-19
01 04 2020
ARTICLE UPDATED 28 MAY 2020 Although, at HMC-IP we continue to work towards meeting all deadlines as normal, for information and as a back-up, HMC-IP attorneys Anna Hally, Marie Walsh and Laurence Bibow have summarized below, the exceptional extensions that are now in place at the EPO, EUIPO, UKIPO, IPOI and INPI...
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