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Simon Wright joins Schlich

Simon Wright joins Schlich

Simon has acted for a range of clients, from US multinational companies to UK academic organisations and SMEs and so has a diverse perspective. He is thus able to tailor his advice to a variety of different organisations and their IP portfolios. He has been involved...
Schlich Ltd on a roll with latest community project

Schlich Ltd on a roll with latest community project

In the spring of 2020, George co-founded South Strand Community Toilets Limited, with the aim of taking over the toilet block lease from the local authority to save them from imminent closure. The group has worked hard to improve and upgrade the toilet facilities...
Enlarged Board issues its Decision in Case G 1/21 regarding the Legality of Oral Proceedings by Videoconference

Enlarged Board issues its Decision in Case G 1/21 regarding the Legality of Oral Proceedings by Videoconference


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Background As reported in our earlier article, in July 2021, the Enlarged Board of Appeal issued a Press Communiqué with its decision in case G1/21. As a reminder, the Enlarged Board decided that: During a general emergency impairing the parties’ possibilities...
UK Court of Appeal Confirms that AI Cannot Be An Inventor

UK Court of Appeal Confirms that AI Cannot Be An Inventor


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Background Dr Thaler filed two UK patent applications and subsequently filed Form 7’s stating that the inventor for both applications was the AI system “DABUS”. Dr Thaler also indicated on the Form 7’s that he had acquired the right to be...