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BREXIT: Brexit vote should spur businesses to review their patent filing and commercialisation strategies, says expert24 Jun 2016

New UK Digital Economy Bill to address broadband, IP, government data use and direct marketing issues 18 May 2016

Out-Law Guides

  • Patent box regime

    This guide was updated in January 2016.

  • 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...

UK government to provide guidance on obtaining website blocking orders in copyright cases 16 May 2016

Judge declines request to split competition law claims from broader patent dispute 11 May 2016

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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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