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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 ...

Liverpool Office Move - Monday 30th June 2014
Liverpool Office Move - Monday 30th June 2014 - 25.06.14

We are pleased to announce that from Monday 30th June 2014, our new Liverpool office address wi...

CJEU decides that safeners may benefit from SPC protection
CJEU decides that safeners may benefit from SPC protection - 24.06.14

We reported in our update in February 2014 (here) that The Court of Justice of the European Uni...

Leslie Prichard - Innovators' Day - Innovate, Protect and Prosper
Leslie Prichard - Innovators' Day - Innovate, Protect and Prosper - 24.06.14

On Wednesday 16th July 2014, Leslie Prichard will be taking part in Innovators’ Day in Liverpoo...

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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.