Today marks the official opening of our operations in Dublin, and our 29th office worldwide.

Plans to open in Ireland were announced earlier this year with the appointment of the firm's latest partner hires.

Opening in Dublin presents new opportunities for clients including large organisations, start-ups, investors and entrepreneurs across Europe and the US, especially in life sciences and healthcare and technology sectors, which the firm is recognised for.

Babraham, 06 September 2021: Babraham Bioscience Technologies Ltd, which manages and develops the Babraham Research Campus on behalf of its shareholders - BBSRC and the Babraham Institute – is now known as Babraham Research Campus Ltd.

The name change more clearly reflects the activity of the organisation and is also in response to the refreshed and ambitious vision for the Campus announced in May this year.

The UK Court of Appeal has reviewed the law on insufficiency and its application to claims with both structural and functional limitations. In doing so the court has explained how the concepts of plausibility and undue burden should be applied when assessing the sufficiency of claims of this type, in particular to the requirement that it must be possible to perform the invention across the breadth of the claim.

Germany has finally ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement, its Constitutional Court having rejected two applications for a preliminary injunction to prevent ratification. This removes a significant hurdle to the commencement of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) system but that is not to say that it will start any time soon. The UPC preparatory committee, which consists of representatives the countries which signed the UPC Agreement back in 2013, estimates that the UPC will start operating in mid-2022.

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, has earned the most staff-adjusted invention income of any UK higher education institution for the eighth year in a row.

A higher education institution’s invention income is a key marker of its success at commercialising its research for public benefit through collaboration with industry.

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We have advised leading European 10-minute grocery delivery platform Dija on its successful exit to dominant US player, Gopuff. Having initially advised the business on its $20 million seed round in December 2020, we provided support through the company's rapid growth and significant European expansion ahead of guiding it through its exit.

OrderYOYO, a leading European online ordering, payment, and marketing software solution provider listed on Nasdaq Nordic, has, through its German subsidiary OrderYOYO Deutschland GmbH, acquired white-label software online ordering company Happz by way of an asset deal. The international law firm Taylor Wessing, led by Munich-based partner Philip Cavaillès, advised OrderYOYO on all German related aspects of the transaction.

2021 exhibition will open at Cromwell Place arts hub, South Kensington in November.

Cambridge UK: 27 August 2021

Appleyard Lees has become a Partner to join forces with One Nucleus. The One Nucleus Partner Programme is tailor-made to meet the needs of the Partner and One Nucleus members.