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 […]

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 […]

Brexit: Article 50 Triggered

On March 29, Theresa May formally notified the European Union of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the EU. The UK Government now begins the lengthy and uncharted process of negotiating the terms of our exit with our European partners. Initially, there will be no change as the UK will remain an EU member until […]

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