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The UK government has revealed that a deal was struck earlier this year to enable the UK to participate in the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) system during any Brexit implementation period that might apply. 08 Aug 2018
The UK government will seek to ensure the country's continued participation in the Unified Patent Court (UPC) project after its EU membership ends as part of the broader Brexit negotiations, it has confirmed. 12 Jul 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...
Hungary's participation in the new unitary patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) regime is in question following a recent ruling, but it is the ongoing legal challenge in Germany that presents a greater risk to the future of the UPC project as a whole, a patent... 12 Jul 2018
Ireland's pharmaceutical and chemical businesses need to be shielded from the worst potential impacts of Brexit as a result of the sector's importance to the country's economy, a legal expert has said. 19 Jun 2018
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