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Design Council publish 2015 report into the value of design to the UK economy

The Design council has published a report considering the value of design to the UK economy. Read more...

  • 21 Oct 2015

Update on Patent Box

The OECD have just released new guidelines. Read more...

  • 20 Oct 2015

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. Read more...

  • 15 Oct 2015

Italy formally confirms intention to participate in the UPC

Italy formally confirms intention to participate in the UPC Read more...

  • 11 Sep 2015

11th Meeting of the UPC Preparatory Committee

11th Meeting of the UPC Preparatory Committee Read more...

  • 8 Sep 2015

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 instructed, a draft for a Government Bill, to be considered in autumn 2015, on the adoption of the Agreement by Finland, focusing on how its provisions will be brought into force in the country and on how national legislation would be amended to align it with the provisions of the Agreement. According to the Working Group, the legislative provisions of the Agreement would be made part of national legislation by means of a special legislative act to that effect. Moreover, the Patent Code, the Criminal Code, the Code of Judicial Procedure, the Enforcement Code and a number of other laws would be amended, as necessary. Read more...

  • 1 Sep 2015

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. Read more...

  • 13 Aug 2015

TiE International Business Plan Competition

Tie International Business Plan Competition is one of the world's most prestigious business-plan and start up competitions. Read more...

  • 12 Aug 2015

UPC London Division

UPC update Read more...

  • 12 Aug 2015

Deadline approaching for action on Patent Box - don't miss out!

Innovative businesses based in the UK are entitled to pay significantly reduced corporation tax. Many business leaders are unaware of how generous the UK Patent Box scheme can be, or they simply assume that they won’t qualify. Read more...

  • 11 Aug 2015