Monthly Archives: May 2010

When are patent renewal fees payable?

This is one of my favourites.  The first renewal fee you pay for a European application is the third renewal fee, which is paid at the second anniversary.  How can that be? It’s actually quite simple. Renewal fees are due … Continue reading

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Why Didn’t Einstein Patent E=mc2?

After all, he worked in the Swiss Patent Office, so he would have known about patents and why they were advisable.  So why did he choose not to patent something which he knew would be of huge significance? Well, the … Continue reading

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