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ANALYSIS: It is increasingly uncertain whether the proposed new Unified Patent Court (UPC) in Europe will come into operation in its current form. 27 Oct 2017
ANALYSIS: UK businesses and those operating across Europe should seize the opportunity to influence potential new EU laws on patent research exemptions and supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) by participating in a new consultation exercise opened... 18 Oct 2017
This guide was updated in May 2017
This guide was updated in May 2017.
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...
ANALYSIS: New guidance on how businesses should go about negotiating the terms of licence agreements for standard-essential patents has been provided by the Düsseldorf Appeals Court in a recently published ruling. 27 Sep 2017
Drugs manufacturers will welcome new proposals on how applications for supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) in the UK submitted prior to, but not processed until after, Brexit, should be handled, an intellectual property (IP) law expert has said. 11 Sep 2017
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