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Swindell & Pearson Ltd is a modern and progressive firm of UK and European patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys.



UK Registered Design Protection and UK Unregistered Design Rights

UK registered design protection and UK unregistered design rights. What’s the difference?


United States Patent and Trade Mark Office – Process Update

The United States Patent and Trade Mark Office has announced a change in how it will interpret challenged patent claims at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Challenged patent claims will now be interpreted as what the “person having ordinary skill in the art would understand” instead of “broadest reasonable interpretation”. This change will affect any owner of a US patent whose patent claims are challenged at the PTAB.


Swindell & Pearson Appointed to Framework Agreement for North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium.

Swindell & Pearson is delighted to announce that we’ve been appointed to the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium framework agreement for providing intellectual property services to UK Universities.


Swindell & Pearson Success in 2018 Legal 500 Rankings

Swindell & Pearson is delighted to be listed amongst the top UK patent and trade mark firms in the recently released 2018 Legal 500 directory. As well as our firm being recognised for the quality of its patent and trade mark work, several of our attorneys achieved personal recommendations from their clients.


EPO’s Updated Guidelines Relating to Artificial Intelligence

The EPO has performed its annual update of the “Guidelines for Examination” to include a section on the patentability of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) inventions; this comes into force on 1st November 2018.

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