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A patent for an invention grants the proprietor the right to exclude others from using the invention within a particular jurisdiction for a limited period of time. A...

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A patent for an invention grants the proprietor the right to exclude others from using the invention within a particular jurisdiction for a limited period of time. A...

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Applying for a patent in the UK can be a lengthy and complex process. It is normal practice to employ a trained patent attorney to draft and formally apply...

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What is biotechnology Biotechnological inventions are defined in Rule 26(2) of the European Patent Convention (EPC) as: ‘inventions which concern a product consisting of...

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This Practice Note examines the likely impact of Brexit on IP rights. It deals with key issues that may affect the owners of trade marks, design rights, copyright and...

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This Practice Note follows on from Practice Note: Applying to patent an invention in the UK. Patent law still remains a largely national law, with national...

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Click here to download the latest Patents 2019 report, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered in this...

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Introduction to infringement A patent owner has to prove two elements against someone before it can secure an infringement finding (and then an injunction, damages, etc)...

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This new starter guide provides an introduction to intellectual property (IP) law. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and those who are new to IP as a practice area. This...

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Background The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court ( IPEC ) is a specialist list of the Intellectual Property List (Chancery Division) which is intended to provide...

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Introduction to the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court ( IPEC ) is a specialist list of the Intellectual Property List...

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This Practice Note provides an introduction to: • what is a patent? • applying for and maintaining patents • dealing with patents in agreements • patent assignment and...

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Patents may be revoked, that is, taken off the register of patents, if it is decided that they are invalid in some respect. The effect of revocation is that the patent is...

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What is 3D printing? Conventionally objects have been made by casting in a mould or by machining material from a block of steel, wood or the like or some combination of...

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Background to semiconductors A semiconductor is essentially any material which has electrical conductivity and can thus either conduct, or conversely, block, the flow of...

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This new starter guide provides an introduction to patent law. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous links to other LexisNexis®...

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