FRAND with benefits


Chairman, Gwilym Roberts welcomes a patents ruling getting commercial issues in line with public policy. In the recent Unwired Planet v Huawei decision, renowned High Court judge Sir Colin Birss stepped into the standards patents fray and knocked some heads together.

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Expertise and skill across the firm highlighted in recent ranking


Another independent publication has been released highlighting the strength of our teams across the firm. After months of research and client interviews, the publication has released the analysis of our firm.

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Estonia ratifies the UPC, but implementation delay continues


On 1 August 2017, Estonia took the necessary steps to ratify the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement. Estonia is therefore the 13th country to ratify the agreement.

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Article Loi sans frontier – where does the internet stop?


Here, Partner Gwilym Roberts discusses the ongoing tension between the pace and universality of the internet vs. the territorial and arguably slow moving legal systems of the planet’s courts.

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UPC update - what could another delay mean?


The course of the ratification process of the Unified Patent Court Agreement rumbles on in the UK. The secondary legislation to enact the UPC Agreements in the UK was all set to have a first reading in the House of Commons on Friday 14 July, until it was bumped. Here are some thoughts on what that means.

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Actavis v Eli Lilly - what patent attorneys and examiners need to know


This infringement case is the UK's, and perhaps, Europe's biggest in 12 years. We thought about what attorneys and examiners need to learn from this - and how it could impact how to draft, get and grant a patent.

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Microbiological inventions – a gut feeling…


The rapid development of biotechnology since the 1970s has enabled this field to emerge as one of the most innovative and promising areas of scientific research. For more information on patenting new and/or improved microorganisms, microbial formulations, compositions, combinations or processing methods, contact us.

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A bump in the road, a fork in the path or a nail in the coffin? What exactly is happening with the UPC?


The prospects of an early start to the UPC/UP package have already disappeared into the distance. While on some fronts progress is being made, on others new challenges arise. A shifting landscape means users of the system need to be more sure-footed than ever.

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Two Lateral Hires join our Life Sciences and Chemistry Team


We are delighted to announce the arrival of Victoria Coleman (MChem in Chemistry and Patent Law) and Gavin Wai (MSc in Biochemical Engineering and BSc in Biotechnology).

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Top-tier ranking focuses on our exciting growth and developments


We have another great write-up in a leading directory this year, IAM Patent 1000. We are ranked top-tier in the United Kingdom for patent professionals - and we are thrilled about it.

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