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Update on Patent Box

The OECD have just released the final deliverables of their Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan This includes new guidelines in relation to the implementation of IP Boxes such as the… read more…

Validation of European Patents in Moldova

The EPO has announced that from 1 November 2015 it will be possible to validate European patents in Moldova, bringing the potential country coverage of a European patent to 42 countries Any… read more…

UPC – Rules of Procedure Finalised

unified-patent-courtorg/…/UPC-Rules-of-Procedurepdf Yesterday saw another step forward for the UPC with the publication of the final Rules of Procedure The full publication can be found… read more…

Italy formally confirms intention to participate in the UPC

Following Italy’s change of direction in relation to the Unitary patent and UPC in May 2015, the Italian government has now formally notified the Council of the EU of its intention to participate… read more…

11th Meeting of the UPC Preparatory Committee

The following report has appeared on the UPC official website: At the meeting, which was held at the Netherland permanent representation to the EU, the Committee agreed the Rules for the European… read more…

UPC Ratification Process

In February 2015 the Ministry of Employment and Economy of Finland set up a Working Group to prepare the ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement  The Working Group has now published, as… read more…

What does ‘1’ actually mean?

This was the question posed in Smith & Nephew’s application for a declaration of non-infringement for their silverised wound dressing When considering the question, ‘What is the true construction… read more…

UPC London Division

It has been announced that the UPC London Division will be based in… read more…

TiE International Business Plan Competition

Tie International Business Plan Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious business-plan and start up competitions Companies that get through can gain exposure, prize money, and support The… read more…

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