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Evidence given to a House of Commons committee by companies in the aerospace, automotive, processed food and drink, and pharmaceuticals sectors has shown that all believe the recently-negotiated Brexit withdrawal agreement will leave them worse off. 11 Dec 2018
The European Commission has outlined plans to aggregate data from across Europe to promote artificial intelligence innovation in energy, health and manufacturing. 10 Dec 2018
Businesses found to have infringed patent rights can face potentially substantial bills for compensation and a block on the manufacture, supply and sale of infringing products.
Businesses that are involved in patent litigation incur costs when engaging legal advisers. Some of these costs may be recoverable from the other side, but there are rules around costs that parties to litigation should familiarise themselves with.
Patent rights are property rights and as such can be assigned, mortgaged, licensed, etc… However, when assigning a patent there are strict requirements and procedures that the patentee must adhere to and follow.
Bringing or defending a patent claim before the courts can be a daunting prospect, not least because of the complicated nature of patents and patent law. It is vital that businesses understand the procedures that govern how patent trials operate.
When patents are granted they provide inventors up to 20 years of protection for their invention, but there are circumstances in which patents can be revoked.
Businesses can face claims of patent infringement if they carry out acts infringing patented products or processes without the consent of patent rights holders. However, UK patent law contains a number of defences against infringement which businesses may...
The government and rail industry have agreed a plan to increase efficiency of the UK's railways, improve journeys and increase the capability of the sector to trade internationally, with a focus on more and better use of technology. 07 Dec 2018
UK business secretary Greg Clark and EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier have both spoken in support of extending the Brexit transition period by two years, ahead of confirmation of the draft withdrawal agreement between the UK and EU. 19 Nov 2018