Welcome to Priority IP

 

We specialise in providing scientifically-minded and commercially-focused IP advice for your business.

Patents drafted, prosecuted, filed, defended

Microbiology, Virology, Oncology, Immunology, Diagnostics,
Gene-editing, RNAi, Gene-therapy, Vaccines.

IP strategy and portfolio management

 

Biochemistry, Bio-pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical formulations, Peptide-therapeutics and Molecular Biology.

Priority IP Ltd is an independent intellectual property practice based in Bulgaria and England operating in alliance with Priority IP EOOD and US law firm Dunlap Bennet & Ludwig LLP.

Our joint blend of scientific, commercial and litigation skills are used in lasting partnerships with our global clients to build a market focused and robust IP position. We help our global clients not only to obtain patents but we also use our scientific expertise and in-house experience to identify where real value can be enhanced or extracted, whether through IP strategic advice, selective licensing, work-around, collaborations or enforcement.

Our Services

IP strategy and portfolio management

IP strategy and portfolio management

We can support you with a full range of strategic intellectual property management services.

Patents

Patents

Irrespective of the size or nature of your enterprise a strategic approach to protecting your ideas is essential.      

IP Due Diligence

IP Due Diligence

For us, understanding that the IP due diligence exercise is crucial to the decision-making process is essential to our client's success.

Oppositions and Appeals

Oppositions and Appeals

Our patent attorney is experienced advocate before the EPO Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal.

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Latest News

Intellectual property, invention harvesting, value creation and Tech- transfer opportunities

Conference 9-10 May 2024 "Development of scientific research and innovation at Thracian University in the service of health and sustainable well-being" THRACIAN UNIVERSITY - STARA ZAGORA, BULGARIA

Agenda

GEORGIA – WILL VALIDATE EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE (EPO) GRANTED PATENTS

Georgia, has completed all the requirements for entering into force the Agreement with the European Patent Organisation on validation of European Patents (Validation Agreement). The Georgian Parliament has adopted corresponding amendments to the Patent Law of Georgia.

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IP RIGHTS (PATENTS), ADDRESS FOR SERVICE AND IP LITIGATION - UK AFTER 31 DECEMBER 2020

The UK will remain a member of the Paris Convention as adopted in 1883, which underpins the priority filing system around the globe. Further detailed information on matters of Intellectual Property can be identified in the UK and EU Agreement...

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RECORDAL OF TRANSFER OF PATENT OWNERSHIP AT THE EPO

Transfer of ownership of a European patent (application) before the European Patent Office (EPO) is not an easy task. Evidence of the transfer must be provided in the form of a written document (such as an assignment document) signed by all parties.

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UNITED KINGDOM – ARE TRADE SECRETS VALUABLE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY?

The status of trade secrets as an item of property is not clear. Most practitioners share the view that trade secrets are not property. Strictly speaking, trade secrets in the UK may be protected either through a breach of contract action or alternatively by a statutory trade secrets action.

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Did you know?

The first U.S. patent was issued in 1790 to Samuel Hopkins for a process of making potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer and soap production. Patents have been sparking innovation for centuries!

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EXPERIMENTAL USE EXEMPTIONS UK

Patent infringement exemptions in the UK to life sciences products are confusing which is not surprising considering that there are three reference points:

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The Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) are Becoming Operational

Today, 1st June 2023 marks a historical milestone for the patent system across Europe and therefore also for the European Patent Attorney (EPA) profession.

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Important European Patents News

We are delighted to announce that European Patent Attorney, Dr Stoyan Radkov is now a fully registered representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

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1 June 2023 UPC will start

On 17 February 2023, Germany deposited its instrument of ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) with the Council of the European Union (EU). The Unified Patent Court (UPC) will therefore start on 01 June 2023..

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Database, Database Right, Confidential Information and Trade Secrets in The UK – Valuable IP Assets

Databases are valuable commercial IP assets which businesses are increasingly seeking to exploit. Given their inherent and financial value, together with the money and time invested in their creation.

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UK and European Patent attorneys and the Unified Patent Court

A new patent system is coming to Europe and there are unique advantages to using a UK based patent attorney firm. Please watch the animation and use our London patent firm for representation before the Unified Patent Court:

PROS & CONS Unitary Patent (UP) & Unified Patent Court (UPC)

Once Germany ratifies, the countries in which a UP will have effect are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and Slovenia.

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UK-EU Relationship – The Lugano Convention Stalemate

The UK’s wish of re-joining the Lugano Convention, have been dented by the EU’s unusual recommendation for the member states not consent to the UK’s accession application. EU’s Council will issue a final decision but the member states are not all aligned.

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G1/19 – Enlarged Board of Appeal, European Patent Office (EPO) “Computer-Implemented Simulations”

The Enlarged Board of Appeal issued a decision G1/19 holding that current EPO case law on computer-implemented inventions (COMVIK approach – T641/00) also applies to computer-implemented simulations as the present invention.

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Grace Periods and Patent Applications

In principle, a patent application for a technical invention must be filed at a patent office before the invention has been made available to the public.

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UK notifies Council Secretariat of its withdrawal from the UPC

On the 20 July 2020, the Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) published UK Withdrawal from the UPCA, stating that “A deposit of the withdrawal notification of ratification has been deposited with the Council Secretariat” after Amanda Solloway (UK IP Minister) parliamentary written statement in the House of Commons.

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UK Supreme Court ruling

The UK Supreme Court has overturned a decision from the Court of Appeal to find two of Regeneron’s transgenic mouse EP/UK patents invalid because they were insufficient. This judgement has returned the bar on sufficiency requiring support for practically every embodiment.

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Can you protect herbal & food supplements with patents?

The answer is ‘certainly yes‘ – provided, however, the product or formulation is new, inventive and has a technical character.

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The Art. 123(2) & (3) EPC headache – Why?

Although the patent laws of other countries contain similar patentability requirements, few patent offices are as strict in applying this as the EPO. According to the EPO, any amendments to the claims must be directly and unambiguously derivable from the application as originally filed.

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We specialise in the Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and mechanical fields of technology.