Region: United Kingdom

The UK must find a way to align CPTPP and EPO grace period regimes - or maybe not

Developments elsewhere suggest the British government may not be overly concerned that obligations under the trans-Pacific partnership could well contradict its commitments as a member of the European Patent Organisation

28 June 2021

The new UK innovation tsar will need to drill deep to tackle the country’s patent lag

British businesses have demonstrated their innovative capacity time and again, but their consistent failure to develop the IP that secures it is a problem that must be addressed

19 June 2021

Post-Brexit, the UK is poised to become a global biosimilars hotspot

Regulatory developments and changing attitudes at the courts make the country an increasingly attractive jurisdiction in which to launch products

10 June 2021

United Kingdom – clouded in uncertainty

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q2: A new dance

27 May 2021

Wireless back to the fore for IP Bridge in multi-jurisdiction patent tangle with Huawei

Japanese fund’s first acquisition and first new litigation since going private have both centred on SEPs

11 May 2021

New report lays bare the worrying extent of the UK's IP malaise

British companies lag their competitors on a number of measures, as well as on business investment in R&D, according to research published today

03 May 2021

Why comparable licences are key in the biggest SEP battles

The Long Read: The Patents Court in the UK has seen more than its fair share of precedent-busting FRAND cases in recent years. EIP’s Tom Brazier takes a scalpel to three of the biggest to tease out how litigants can secure disclosure of the kind of commercially sensitive information that will set them up for courtroom success

28 April 2021

European Super League could face domain and trademark issues as backlash to football revolution grows

Analysis by the team at IAM's sister publication World Trademark Review finds the 12 clubs involved are IP-savvy, but vulnerable to brand risk

19 April 2021

In latest litigation play, Ocado looks for quick leverage in rival’s largest market

Pair of suits filed in Mannheim and Munich accuses AutoStore of infringing two utility models and raises prospect of a sales ban

24 March 2021

Eight years of the UK Patent Box – what has changed?

Data suggests that the UK Patent Box scheme is going from strength to strength since its launch in 2013. However, the transition period from amendments made in 2016 comes to an end this year, which could have an impact on which sectors seek support.

24 March 2021

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