EPO Casts Light on Opponents’ Masked Clarity Attacks

EPO Casts Light on Opponents’ Masked Clarity Attacks

EPO Decision T1285/15 relates to an appeal from an Opposition Decision to maintain (in amended form) European Patent No. EP1567358 owned by De La Rue International Limited. The patent relates to security devices, for example those used to verify the authenticity of...
How Broad Is the Crown Use Defence?

How Broad Is the Crown Use Defence?

“Crown Use”, by which the government can order the infringement of the patent under particular circumstances, is a provision of the UK Patents Act 1977 that is seldom used. However, in the case of IPCom vs Vodafone, this seldom used provision has been...