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Members of WP Thompson team provide patent drafting training to candidates for the UK patent attorney examinations
Members of WP Thompson team provide patent drafting training to candidates for the UK patent attorney examinations - 18.08.14

Dr Julian Potter and Alistair McKinnon will be tutoring trainee members of the UK profession on...

Broadening of the Bolar Exemption Approved
Broadening of the Bolar Exemption Approved - 12.08.14

Following on from our article on the proposed changes to Section 60(5) of the UK Patents Act, t...

UK Patents Court Considers CJEU Guidance On SPCs Based On Functionally Defined Claims
UK Patents Court Considers CJEU Guidance On SPCs Based On Functionally Defined Claims - 31.07.14

The UK Patents Court recently handed down its judgment in the case of Eli Lilly v Human Genome ...

Dr Julian Potter - Corporate LiveWire's Intellectual Property Roundtable
Dr Julian Potter - Corporate LiveWire's Intellectual Property Roundtable - 14.07.14

Dr Julian Potter recently participated in a discussion with fellow IP professionals around the ...

New ‘Early Certainty from Search’ scheme from the EPO
New ‘Early Certainty from Search’ scheme from the EPO - 10.07.14

On 3 July 2014, the EPO announced a new scheme called ‘Early Certainty from Search’ with the ai...

Don’t “Fall for it” - Intentional copying of a registered design to be criminal offence from 1 October 2014
Don’t “Fall for it” - Intentional copying of a registered design to be criminal offence from 1 October 2014 - 02.07.14

The UKIPO has published guidance on changes to the designs law implemented by the Intellectual ...

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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.