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The UK government’s proposed new legislation to allow ‘no fault’ divorces in England and Wales should lead to faster settlements and enhanced levels of privacy, an expert has said. 15 Apr 2019
A critical review of the way in which UK law enforcement responds to reports of fraud underlines the importance of civil recovery routes for victims, an expert has said. 09 Apr 2019
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 UK Supreme Court has confirmed that a vehicle undergoing repairs on private property is not being “used” for the purpose of compulsory motor insurance requirements. 02 Apr 2019
ANALYSIS: Brexit will have an impact on how cross-border disputes with a European dimension are conducted, affecting applicable law; jurisdiction, and enforcement of judgments. But the scale of these issues should not be overstated. They will not arise in... 27 Mar 2019