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The Patents County Court, Reinvented?

The maximum amount of damages which can be awarded in a Patents County Court case has now ...

The maximum amount of damages which can be awarded in a Patents County Court case has now been limited to £500,000, and the maximum costs award is limited to £5 - Read more

Benefits of Registered Intellectual Property Rights

Businesses should regularly question the value of their activities and expenditure. This i...

Businesses should regularly question the value of their activities and expenditure. This is also the case for the costs involved in obtaining registered intelle - Read more

UK Patent Office Opinions – A Useful Tool?

The UK Patent Office provides a procedure by which an opinion can be obtained from a Paten...

The UK Patent Office provides a procedure by which an opinion can be obtained from a Patent Office Examiner in relation to a granted British patent. This can be - Read more

Can software be patented?

I’ve heard that software can’t be patented is this true? No it’s not true but it is a comm...

I’ve heard that software can’t be patented is this true? No it’s not true but it is a common misconception. A software invention is just like any other inventio - Read more

Trade Mark Registration Enters The Realm Of Moving Pictures (Films)

Moving pictures (films), since they entered our lives in the 1890’s, have had a tremendous...

Moving pictures (films), since they entered our lives in the 1890’s, have had a tremendous impact upon us. Whilst trade mark registrations have been slow to pro - Read more

A Europe-Wide Patent – Available Soon?

It has long been a goal of the European Union to realise a unitary patent system that woul...

It has long been a goal of the European Union to realise a unitary patent system that would provide Europe wide protection for an invention by way of a single, - Read more

David slays Goliath - in the US courts

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Design Protection - worth another look

New designs for industrial products are, in many cases, automatically protected against co...

New designs for industrial products are, in many cases, automatically protected against copying by virtue of unregistered design right and in some instances cop - Read more

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

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