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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...

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 ...

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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.