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How to Protect your Business - The Different Kinds of Intellectual Property Rights

In today's fragile economy, keeping your business one step ahead of the game is more impor...

In today's fragile economy, keeping your business one step ahead of the game is more important than ever, and a key to achieving this is innovation. - Read more

Investment in IP in the UK keeps growing.

Two new reports, 'The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in the UK Market Sector' and 'F...

Two new reports, 'The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in the UK Market Sector' and 'Film, Television & Radio, Books, Music and Art: UK Investment in Artist - Read more

Patent Co-Ownership: Good for some, bad for others.

We have found that Research and Development collaboration between multiple parties is beco...

We have found that Research and Development collaboration between multiple parties is becoming increasingly common. However, a properly drafted collaboration a - Read more

Mobile phone patent wars

Typically an innovative company has two types of patents- those they are willing to licenc...

Typically an innovative company has two types of patents- those they are willing to licence and those they are not willing to license. - Read more

The PCT keeps growing

On 3 May 2011 Qatar deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT and on 3 August 2011 ...

On 3 May 2011 Qatar deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT and on 3 August 2011 will become bound by the PCT. - Read more

The times are changing?

US Senate Passes the America Invents Act The US Senate has recently passed the America Inv...

US Senate Passes the America Invents Act The US Senate has recently passed the America Invents Act. In order for it to become law, it must be passed by the Hou - Read more

Swindell & Pearson, Successful in Opposition Proceedings at European Patent Office

Swindell & Pearson have mounted another successful opposition against a patent declared as...

Swindell & Pearson have mounted another successful opposition against a patent declared as essential for 3G telecommunications standards in a recent Hearing at - Read more

Proposals to make invalidation of US Patents easier

A US patent is presumed to be valid unless a party proves that it is invalid. At present, ...

A US patent is presumed to be valid unless a party proves that it is invalid. At present, the standard of proof for proving that a US patent is invalid is set a - Read more

Are Chinese IP Rights enforceable?

Whilst the IP system in China is relatively young and not as well developed as in many oth...

Whilst the IP system in China is relatively young and not as well developed as in many other countries, a number of rights are available in China. - Read more

Your patents, trade marks and other intellectual property rights have potentially become more valuable!

Changes have recently been made in the way in which patents and other forms of intellectua...

Changes have recently been made in the way in which patents and other forms of intellectual property can be enforced in the UK. These are expected to have a sig - Read more

Expansion of European Patent System

An agreement between Morocco and the European Patent Office has been signed which will mak...

An agreement between Morocco and the European Patent Office has been signed which will make it possible to validate European patents in Morocco. The agreement - Read more

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