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Unitary patents and the Unified Patent Court – the choices facing businesses01 Sep 2015

China proposes law change to encourage commercialisation of inventions 27 Aug 2015

Out-Law Guides

  • Patent box regime

    This guide was updated in December 2014.

  • Patents: obtaining patent protection outside of the UK

    A patent is granted by a national patent office and will only give you monopoly rights in the country in which it is granted. There is no such thing as an international patent. 

  • Patents: the basics

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in January 2012.

  • Opinions of the UK Intellectual Property Office

    Sorting out disputes can take ages. Especially complicated ones, like patent disputes. To take a case to court, you will need lawyers – solicitors and barristers – and probably an expert to give evidence to back up your case. The ultimate outcome will be justice...

  • Proposals for a new European Patent

    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 product development and competitiveness by way of a new 'European Patent'.

Expertise in Patents

We see patents as a business tool. Our dedicated team of patent specialists advise clients from a range of industries on how to: secure market exclusivity for their inventions; access new markets through licensing technologies or challenging blocking patents; and, maximise the value of their innovation through strategic patent portfolio management and exploitation.

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