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The UK will be the best place in the world to deploy connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) over the next 10 years, provided the country avoids a 'no deal' Brexit, an automotive industry association has said. 15 Apr 2019
UK businesses need to invest in tools to prevent against the risk of fraud as well as strategies to recover losses, an expert has said. 08 Apr 2019
The discovery of defects in products is not unusual and the implications of a defect can be significant. Failing or unsafe products can affect a company's reputation and rectification can cost billions, if it is even possible. It can mire a company in litigation...
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.
Fraud stemming from 'invoice hijacking' is at a near epidemic level, but businesses can rely on the courts to support their efforts to recover stolen funds if they act fast in light of incidents, experts in civil fraud and asset recovery have said. 05 Apr 2019
The UK government has confirmed plans to introduce a carbon tax on heavy energy users should the UK exit the EU without a negotiated withdrawal agreement in place. 05 Apr 2019