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Unitary Patent Renewal Fees – Value for Money or Overpriced Luxury?
Unitary Patent Renewal Fees – Value for Money or Overpriced Luxury? - 20.03.15

A comparison of costs for patent coverage obtained in Europe via different routes in light of t...

Combination SPCs and the “core inventive advance” test
Combination SPCs and the “core inventive advance” test - 18.03.15

On 12 March 2015 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that Boehringer Ingelh...

Merseyside Innovation Awards
Merseyside Innovation Awards - 24.02.15

As one of the sponsors of the Merseyside Innovation Awards, WP Thompson are pleased to advise t...

Second Medical Use Claims
Second Medical Use Claims - 23.02.15

In the recent decision of Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Actavis Group PTC EHF & Ors [2015] E...

Patent protection in Morocco via a European patent application from 1 March 2015.
Patent protection in Morocco via a European patent application from 1 March 2015. - 02.02.15

European patent system to be extended beyond the boundaries of Europe – patent protection in Mo...

 Liverpool John Moores University Lectures
Liverpool John Moores University Lectures - 11.12.14

Attorneys in our Liverpool office, Graeme Murray and Leslie Prichard, recently presented two le...

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Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

With political agreement on the EU unitary patent and unified patent court having been reached WP Thompson have formed a “unitary patent task force” to consider in detail the implications of the new regime for our clients and provide assistance in devising suitable strategies to make the most of it. We will be issuing a series of notes on particular aspects of the new regime, how it may affect clients and what steps may be taken to minimise any adverse consequences and maximise opportunities of the new regime. If you have any questions concerning the EU unitary patent and unified patent court please contact unitarypatent@wpt.co.uk.