International Women in Engineering - Meet Christina Schiavone
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International Women in Engineering - Meet Christina Schiavone

In honour of International Women in Engineering Day we wanted to introduce you to one of our engineers, Christina Schiavone.

Wynne-Jones IP raises profile of Mental Health Awareness with a week of wellbeing activities
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Wynne-Jones IP raises profile of Mental Health Awareness with a week of wellbeing activities

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 took place from the 13th to the 19th of May and Wynne-Jones IP highlighted its dedication to the wellbeing of its staff with a week-long programme of wellness activities.

Commercial Director and practising Psychotherapist Dr Jayne Nation said, “At Wynne-Jones we take the care of our staff’s mental and physical wellbeing seriously and believe it is our duty to create a healthy and happy working environment for them. The events that took place during Mental Health Awareness Week were fantastic and an opportunity to learn a lot about not only ourselves but also each other.

“We will continue to push this initiative throughout the company and implement programmes that will benefit our staff in all aspects of their lives for the long term.”

Wynne-Jones IP Bolsters Trade Mark and Patent Teams in London and Cardiff Offices
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Wynne-Jones IP Bolsters Trade Mark and Patent Teams in London and Cardiff Offices

Wynne-Jones IP, has welcomed two experienced IP specialists to its patent and trade mark teams as it continues to grow its two offices in London and Cardiff.  Yvonne Onomor joins Wynne-Jones in London as Senior Trade Mark & Design Attorney; Xuesong Yang joins the firm’s Cardiff office as Chinese Patent Attorney.

Plant patents at the EPO - is an amended EU Biotech Directive (98/44/EC) on the horizon?
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Plant patents at the EPO - is an amended EU Biotech Directive (98/44/EC) on the horizon?

The saga of plant patents at the EPO continues - do recent events at the EPO and the European Commission suggest that there will be an attempt to amend the EU Biotech Directive 98/44/EC?

Patent Emergency! What to do when you’ve (accidentally) disclosed your invention before you’ve filed a patent application
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Patent Emergency! What to do when you’ve (accidentally) disclosed your invention before you’ve filed a patent application

One of the cornerstones of the patent system in many countries, including the UK, is the need to apply for a patent before disclosing your invention publicly. This is because such ‘self-disclosure’ can be used to invalidate a subsequently filed patent application. That’s a horrible situation, because you may have really shot yourself in the foot in terms of getting patent protection in the UK and in many other countries. Therefore, we firmly advise that you keep the invention secret before filing a patent application on the invention.

IP expert praises one million women in STEM roles to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science
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IP expert praises one million women in STEM roles to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science

A leading intellectual property expert has said it is “incredibly encouraging” to see almost one million women in STEM roles for the first time, but called for continued action to support this upwards trend.

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