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Businesses hoping to register new EU trade marks or Community designs should accelerate any pending applications to try to obtain those rights prior to Brexit, an intellectual property (IP) law expert has said. 15 Nov 2018
Pharmaceutical companies must set out "reasonable scientific grounds" to support claims made in their patent applications about the therapeutic effect of their inventions, the UK Supreme Court has ruled by a majority of three judges to two. 15 Nov 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...
Technology and telecoms companies dominate the list of companies that have filed the most applications for European patents relating to driverless cars, according to data compiled by the European Patent Office (EPO). 08 Nov 2018
ANALYSIS: Ireland is set to grow in popularity as a place businesses will choose to assert or challenge patent rights. 07 Nov 2018
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