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New EPO Examination Guidelines – relaxation of EPO practice on added matter?
New EPO Examination Guidelines – relaxation of EPO practice on added matter? - 10.10.14

The way in which the EPO assess added subject matter has been a bugbear of many users of the Eu...

UKIPO patent opinions service extended
UKIPO patent opinions service extended - 10.10.14

Non-binding opinions may put you in a bind. The Patent Opinions Service was launched by the UK ...

Liverpool St George’s Hall Beer Festival 2014
Liverpool St George’s Hall Beer Festival 2014 - 12.09.14

WP Thompson is pleased to announce that it is an Associate Sponsor of Liverpool St George’s Hal...

Advocate General’s Opinion - Patentability of Parthenotes
Advocate General’s Opinion - Patentability of Parthenotes - 28.08.14

In June 2013 the UK High Court sought clarification from the Court of Justice of the European U...

UK Intellectual Property Office succeeds in passing off claim
UK Intellectual Property Office succeeds in passing off claim - 22.08.14

On 19 May 2014, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) filed a claim for passing off agai...

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...

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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.