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A legal challenge brought by Spain against other EU countries' attempts to establish a new system for unitary patent protection within the trading bloc should be dismissed, an advisor to the EU's highest court has recommended. 19 Nov 2014
The UK has agreed to put forward a proposal to close its patent box tax break, which allows income from the commercial exploitation of intellectual property (IP) to be taxed at 10%, in a concession to German concerns about artificial shifting of profits... 12 Nov 2014
This guide was updated in May 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...
Mobile microchip maker Qualcomm has revealed that it is the subject of new EU and US investigations into alleged breaches of competition rules. 06 Nov 2014
A legal principle designed to prevent businesses from profiteering from illegal acts does not apply if that profiteering would stem from infringing patent rights, the UK Supreme Court has ruled. 30 Oct 2014
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