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Out-Law Guides

  • Remedies for patent infringement

    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.

  • Responsibility for paying costs in patent litigation

    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.

  • Assigning patent rights to others

    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.

  • Procedures of a patent trial and settlement

    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.

  • Reasons and remedies for patent revocation

    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.

  • Defences against patent infringement

    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...

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