EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY
We are a majority female-owned business.
We believe in equal opportunities for all. We are committed to a policy of treating all employees, workers and job applicants equally. No employee or potential employee will receive less favourable treatment because of any 'protected characteristic', namely:
- Age (or perceived age);
- Disability (past or present);
- Gender reassignment;
- Marriage or civil partnership status;
- Race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins;
- Religion or belief;
- Sexual orientation;
- Maternity, pregnancy or family leave;
- Trade union membership (or non-membership); and
- Part-time or fixed term status.
No employee or potential employee will be disadvantaged by any conditions of employment that cannot be justified as necessary on operational grounds.
These principles of equality of opportunity and non-discrimination also apply to the manner in which our staff treat clients, service users, our business partners and visitors.
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Georgia will become the fifth validating state of the EPO, joining Morocco, Republic of Moldova, Tunisia and Cambodia. The validation agreement is expected to come into force on 1 January 2024. Accordingly, it is likely that applicants will be able to request protection in Georgia through European patent applications filed after 1 January 2024.
In recent Technical Board of Appeal (TBA) case T0258/21 the TBA reiterated settled case law that data is required in the application as filed to support a second medical use claim. Post filed evidence was submitted, purportedly to support the technical effect of the Application. The TBA found that the post filed data should not … Read More
The EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) recently answered questions referred under consolidated cases G 1/22 and G 2/22, and has introduced a welcome relaxation in practice in the assessment of the validity of a priority claim. The EBA found the EPO to be competent to assess whether a party is entitled to claim priority, … Read More