Have you recently received a letter from the "Patent and Trademark Office" in Washington, DC? An official looking letter that demands payment and warns that your trade mark will be cancelled if you don’t pay? Here is one received by one of our clients recently...
Breaking EPO News - Decision G 2/19 - oral hearings of the Boards of Appeal can take place in Haar, and third parties cannot appeal clarity of claims during examination procedure.
In one of the fastest ever decisions on a referral, the EPO's Enlarged Board of Appeal yesterday (18 July 2019) found in case G 2/19 that (EPO brief communication; Google translation):
"A third party within the meaning of Article 115 EPC, who has appealed against the decision to grant a European patent, has no right to be heard by a Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office orally over its request to remove allegedly indistinct claims (Article 84 EPC) of the European patent to re-enter the examination procedure. Such a complaint does not have suspensive effect.
This weekend see's 50 years of Pride in London as the parade celebrates it's jubilee year and to mark the occasion we took the opportunity to speak to HR Manager, Lucy Gabb and Renewals Administrator, Liam Harkus about their experiences of being gay in the workplace.