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  • Knowledge Bank

    Knowledge Bank

Keen to help our clients keep up with the ever-changing field of patents and trade marks, we produce a series of guides and briefing papers on the topics which we feel will be of most use to you. If there’s something in particular you would like to see covered here, please get in touch and let us know.

 

Inventor rights in the UK – the last word in compensation?

While some companies may introduce incentive schemes to encourage patent application filings, or reward particularly prolific inventors there is no requirement to do so. It is well known under UK patent law that “…an invention made by an employee shall, as between him and his employer, be taken to belong to his employer” and in most […]

EBoA decision at last

A recent decision of the EBoA (Enlarged Board of Appeal) has brought clarity to an area of European Patent Law in limbo from a referral to the EBoA back in 2015, and to decisions dating from 2010. A recent decision of the EBoA (Enlarged Board of Appeal) has brought clarity to an area of European […]

A matter of opinion, UKIPO service extended

The UKIPO has long provided the means for any third party to obtain an independent opinion on questions of validity and infringement in relation to granted UK and EP(UK) patents. More recently this service has been extended, for example by allowing additional grounds of invalidity to be raised, leading to a surge in its popularity among […]

DEFENDER blocks off-roader

A recent decision of the EBoA (Enlarged Board of Appeal) has brought clarity to an area of European Patent Law in limbo from a referral to the EBoA back in 2015, and to decisions dating from 2010. Immortalised as a perennial icon of the motoring industry and a prime example of British engineering at its […]

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