Cookies on Pinsent Masons website

This website uses cookies to allow us to see how the site is used. The cookies cannot identify you. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with this

If you want to use the sites without cookies or would like to know more, you can do that here.

Report highlights legal challenges of connected and autonomous vehicles21 Apr 2016

Database of patent licence terms could help resolve FRAND disputes, says expert 13 Apr 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...

BREXIT: Leaving the EU could trigger a recalibration of UK patent law to support UK life sciences, says expert 04 Apr 2016

Businesses able to opt out 'unlimited' number of European patents from Unified Patent Court at once 07 Mar 2016

More stories

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.

More about Patents