Representative before the EPO

Employment test 51 - 200 employees
Company dna d young and co llp
operating since 1891
Headquarter in London and 2 offices
active in Legal Services, IP Consulting, and IP Portfolio Processing

Cathrine McGowan has worked on the following 33 EPO patent applications which have been published in the last five years:

EP12168824

Light for a Life Vest

IPC classification:
B63C 9/20
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP13150695

Acoustic signalling to switch from infrastructure communication mode to ad hoc communication mode

IPC classification:
H04N 21/422, H04N 21/4363, H04N 21/442, H04N 21/61
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
APPLICATION REFUSED
EP13151307

Framework and system to distribute applications for heterogeneous platforms

IPC classification:
G06F 9/445
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13166941

Audio description availability notifier

IPC classification:
G09B 21/00, H04N 21/482, H04N 21/81
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP12194423

Compartmental analysis system, compartmental analysis method, compartment analyzer, program, and recording medium

IPC classification:
A61B 5/026, A61B 5/0275, A61B 5/055
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP13177887

Fleece for smokeless tobacco

IPC classification:
A24F 23/02
Applicant:
British American Tobacco (Investments) Ltd
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13183527

Gesture- and expression-based authentication

IPC classification:
G06F 21/31, G06F 21/32
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13187696

User interface for accessing books

IPC classification:
G06F 3/0483, G06Q 10/10
Applicant:
Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
APPLICATION REFUSED
EP13188700

User interface for accessing games

IPC classification:
A63F 13/20
Applicant:
Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13197747

System and method for sharing event information using icons

IPC classification:
G06Q 10/10
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP11836810

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ACCUMULATING AND DISTRIBUTING PROCESSING POWER

IPC classification:
G06F 15/16
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
APPLICATION WITHDRAWN
EP12753502

SMOKING ARTICLE AND MANUFACTURE THEREOF

IPC classification:
A24D 1/02, A24D 1/04, A24D 3/02, A24D 3/04, A24F 13/16
Applicant:
British American Tobacco (Investments) Ltd
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP11840212

TRACKING ACTIVATION OF LICENSABLE COMPONENT IN AUDIO VIDEO DEVICE BY UNIQUE PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

IPC classification:
G06F 21/12, G06Q 20/20, G06Q 30/00, G06Q 30/02, G06Q 40/00, H04N 21/254, H04N 21/258, H04N 21/40, H04N 21/426, H04N 21/438, H04N 21/4627, H04N 21/6547, H04N 21/658
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP11839933

SUPPLYING OMITTED CRITICAL CODE PORTION TO ACTIVATE LICENSABLE COMPONENT IN AUDIO VIDEO DEVICE

IPC classification:
G06F 21/12, G06Q 20/20, G06Q 30/00, G06Q 30/02, G06Q 40/00, H04N 21/254, H04N 21/258, H04N 21/40, H04N 21/426, H04N 21/438, H04N 21/4627, H04N 21/6547, H04N 21/658
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP11839227

ACTIVATING LICENSABLE COMPONENT PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTY TO AUDIO VIDEO DEVICE

IPC classification:
G06F 21/10, G06F 21/12, G06Q 20/20, G06Q 30/00, G06Q 30/02, G06Q 40/00, H04N 21/254, H04N 21/258, H04N 21/40, H04N 21/426, H04N 21/438, H04N 21/4627, H04N 21/6547, H04N 21/658
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP14157801

Intuitive image-based program guide for controlling display device such as a television

IPC classification:
H04N 21/431, H04N 21/45, H04N 21/466, H04N 21/4788, H04N 21/482
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
APPLICATION WITHDRAWN
EP13178671

Website with enhanced book memos

IPC classification:
G06F 17/30
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP12852688

ONE-CLICK CONNECT/DISCONNECT FEATURE FOR WIRELESS DEVICES FORMING A MESH NETWORK

IPC classification:
H04L 12/28
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
APPLICATION WITHDRAWN
EP13738936

CHROMA QUANTIZATION PARAMETER EXTENSION

IPC classification:
H04N 7/50
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP11787082

USING COMPUTER VIDEO CAMERA TO DETECT EARTHQUAKE

IPC classification:
G06F 15/18
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
APPLICATION WITHDRAWN
EP12756234

SMOKING ARTICLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SMOKING ARTICLE

IPC classification:
A24D 3/04
Applicant:
British American Tobacco (Investments) Ltd
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
APPLICATION WITHDRAWN
EP13764029

FLUORESCENT DOT COUNTING IN DIGITAL PATHOLOGY IMAGES

IPC classification:
G06K 9/46
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13772648

DIRECT FILE TRANSFER WITHOUT SENDING REQUESTED FILE THROUGH REQUESTING DEVICE

IPC classification:
G06F 15/16
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Applicant:
Sony DADC US Inc.
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13736600

ELECTRONIC VAPOUR PROVISION DEVICE

IPC classification:
A24F 47/00
Applicant:
Nicoventures Holdings Ltd
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP12197967

RFID system

IPC classification:
G06K 7/10, G06K 19/07, G08B 13/14
Applicant:
Sony Electronics Inc
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP11787197

AN IMAGE COMPRESSION METHOD WITH RANDOM ACCESS CAPABILITY

IPC classification:
H04N 19/12, H04N 19/124, H04N 19/146, H04N 19/176, H04N 19/46, H04N 19/90
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
APPLICATION WITHDRAWN
EP11732004

MICRO-IMPULSE RADAR DETECTION OF A HUMAN DEMOGRAPHIC AND DELIVERY OF TARGETED MEDIA CONTENT

IPC classification:
A61B 5/11, A61B 5/113, G01S 7/41, G01S 13/04, G01S 13/88, G06Q 30/00, G06Q 30/02, H04H 60/00, H04H 60/45
Applicant:
Searete LLC
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP11781006

DISTRIBUTED NETWORK BACKUP OF MULTIMEDIA FILES

IPC classification:
G06F 11/14, G06F 17/30
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP13159217

Communication managers and methods for automatically performing a channel selection procedure in a wireless network

IPC classification:
H04W 76/02
Applicant:
Sony Electronics Inc
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP11824118

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING VIDEO CLIPS, AND THE CREATION THEREOF

IPC classification:
G06F 3/00, G06Q 30/02
Applicant:
Sony Corporation
Applicant:
Sony Pictures Technologies Inc.
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP10776797

MASS SPECTROMETERS AND METHODS OF ION SEPARATION AND DETECTION

IPC classification:
H01J 49/40
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP13151263

Two-layer woven fabric with warp thread joining loops

IPC classification:
D03D 1/00, D03D 11/00, D21F 1/00
Agent:
Cathrine McGowan, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP11707466

MASS SPECTROMETRY APPARATUS AND METHODS

IPC classification:
H01J 49/34, H01J 49/44
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, D Young & Co LLP
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT

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