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A ‘patent’ is a document conferring so-called monopoly rights to an inventor following a formal application and registration procedure. A patent protects new inventions...

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What is a patent? A ‘patent’ is a document conferring so-called monopoly rights to an inventor following a formal application and registration procedure. A patent...

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Compound protection Protection is available for a novel compound or New Chemical Entity (NCE). Such compounds may be claimed individually, but they are more usually...

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This Practice Note is intended to be used to track the progress of judgments, legislative proposals and consultations related to patents and trade secrets. Jump to:...

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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is no longer maintained. It contains closed legislative proposals, published judgments and closed consultations that...

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Many employees engaged in design and research invent products and processes that lead to significant financial rewards for their employers. Under certain circumstances,...

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Why ownership of IP is important A single creation can result in a number of different intellectual property (IP) rights but the owner of each right may be different and...

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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for...

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This training presentation provides a general introduction to how inventions can be protected. It focuses on patent protection but also introduces the concept of trade...

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Background to medical use claims Second (and subsequent) medical use patent claims are specific to the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry and are used to define the...

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An intellectual property (IP) owner may choose to license its IP to a third party. This can be an effective route to generating revenue while maintaining ownership of...

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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for...

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The UK has two approaches to taxing IP transactions: • the corporate intangibles tax rules: these apply to IP created or acquired by a company on or after 1 April 2002...

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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation...

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This timeline is intended to track the progress towards the implementation of the Unified Patent Court (UPC). Introduction In December 2012, an agreement was reached on...

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STOP PRESS: the UK Government has verbally confirmed that it will not be seeking involvement in the unitary patent/UPC system. This Practice Note is being updated. For...

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General Traditionally, the patent system was solely concerned with the protection of technical inventions such as the development of new physical apparatus and technical...

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General There is a widespread misconception among both those who devise computer programs and those who advise them that there is a general prohibition on the patenting...

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Introduction Valuation is required at many points in the lifecycle of an intellectual property (IP) asset, and for many different purposes, including: • sale and purchase...

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Intellectual property (IP) must be valued for tax purposes on a number of occasions, including: • on transfer to a non-UK connected party—see Practice Note: Tax issues...

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