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FOCUS: Medical device manufacturers that assume that the disclosure of their inventions in a clinical trial setting is in confidence run the risk of having subsequently-filed patents revoked. 16 Apr 2015
Increasingly sophisticated technology can help manufacturers improve their production processes, enable smarter working and service customers in a more personalised way, providing they navigate a web of legal and regulatory issues. 13 Apr 2015
This guide was updated in December 2014.
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in September 2008. A patent is granted by a national patent office and will only give you monopoly rights in the country in which it is granted....
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in January 2012.
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in Januray 2012
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in February 2008. The end of 2001 was meant to herald a minor revolution in the way business protects its best ideas by giving a real boost to...
Businesses, trade groups and intellectual property (IP) specialists are split on whether UK rules should allow inventors to obtain both a UK national patent and a new unitary patent for the same invention, according to the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO).... 19 Mar 2015
Patent filings at the European Patent Office grew by 3.1% in 2014 to a record high of over 274,000, with 53% of filings coming from the US, China and Japan. 03 Mar 2015
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