2020 and 2021 have been challenging years for exam-takers in the patent profession. Exam cancellations, a hasty shift to online exams with new digital formats, and the challenges of living, working and studying within the same four walls put many extra hurdles in the way of exam passes . We are delighted that Keltie's trainees have scored record passes in the European Qualifying Examinations this year.
Congratulations to all those at Keltie and throughout the profession who sat and passed exams this year, including Keltie's newest European Patent Attorneys: Emma Arbabzadah, Mark Levy, Monica Patel, Paul Waldron, Joseph Goldman, and Timo Haslam.
21.09.2023Deadline approaches for the EPO’s “10-day rule”
The “10-day” rule, which determines how the response deadlines to certain European Patent Office (EPO) communications are calculated, is to be abandoned from 1 November 2023.
13.12.2022Women and IP: a continuing journey
It’s now over 30 years since I joined the patent attorney profession. When I started, there were relatively few female patent attorneys, partly due to much lower numbers of women studying STEM subjects at university. I recall I was one of about six women in a cohort of 90 studying chemistry at Imperial College, and there were even fewer in the engineering departments. Today, thankfully there are more women in the profession – but there are still things we need to improve.