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More needs to be done to make the prospect of working in UK manufacturing more attractive to 'millennials', an employment law expert has said. 22 Feb 2019
The UK's Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is toughening up the protections it will require for workers exposed to steel welding fume "with immediate effect". 20 Feb 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.
New tramways and other 'light rail' systems could improve journey times in English towns and cities, while also offering a boost to UK manufacturing, the government has suggested. 08 Feb 2019
Vehicle manufacturers and other businesses seeking to trial the use of automated vehicles on UK public roads should publicly set out a summary of the 'safety case' they have developed for their trials, according to new government guidelines. 06 Feb 2019