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Nokia and Apple have announced plans to work closer together, including on digital health initiatives, after agreeing a deal to end a number of patent disputes between the companies across the world. 23 May 2017
New medical devices laws have been published in the EU's Official Journal. 05 May 2017
The patent box regime enables UK companies to elect for a lower tax rate for profits earned from patented inventions and certain other intellectual property rights. The tax rate is being phased in but will be 10% by 1 April 2017.
This guide was updated in July2016.
A patent is granted by a national patent office and will only give you monopoly rights in the country in which it is granted. There is no such thing as an international patent.
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in January 2012.
Sorting out disputes can take ages. Especially complicated ones, like patent disputes. To take a case to court, you will need lawyers – solicitors and barristers – and probably an expert to give evidence to back up your case. The ultimate outcome will be justice...
A new EU cybersecurity action plan should be developed which specifically addresses the cyber risks of using APIs (application program interfaces) for financial services data sharing, a committee of MEPs has said. 04 May 2017
Businesses unjustifiably accused of intellectual property (IP) rights infringements could be eligible for damages from rights holders under new legislation that has been enacted in the UK. 03 May 2017
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