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Rowan Freeland considers the potential impact of Brexit on the Unified Patent Court - can the UK still play a role?
Last Reviewed: 20 July 2017 / Submitted: 16 June 2016
The legal consequences of the UK exiting from the EU: what should businesses be considering?
Submitted: 14 July 2017
The publication of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and the UK Government’s position paper on ongoing EU proceedings sheds some light on how the UK courts will approach interpreting EU legislation retained in the UK post-Brexit, but questions and difficulties remain.
Submitted: 13 July 2017
This week, we hosted an event at our London office (and simultaneously live-streamed for those unable to join in person), on the topic of business transition in the context of Brexit and the EU.
Submitted: 12 July 2017
The High Court has recently provided two interesting decisions on (respectively) jurisdiction and interpretation in the context of licence agreements.
Submitted: 11 July 2017
The UK has deposited with the EU Council the document required to apply the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPC) on provisional application.
Two Law Lords have recently entered the public arena on Brexit, highlighting the opportunities and challenges which Brexit brings.
Submitted: 05 July 2017
Philip Bartlett and Robert Allen discuss the importance of cybersecurity in the protection of key business assets.
Submitted: 30 June 2017
The Patents Court held that the act of state doctrine (which requires the English courts to refrain from adjudicating upon issues relating to the sovereign acts of a foreign state) did not apply to a contractual dispute about the payment of royalties under a patent licence in respect of a US patent where the patent's validity was not in issue and the patent licence contained an English exclusive jurisdiction clause.
Submitted: 27 June 2017
The draft Statutory Instrument, the Order on Privileges and Immunities, which needs to be passed before UK ratification of the Unified Patents Court (UPC) can take place, was laid before Parliament on 26 June 2017.
Submitted: 26 June 2017
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has considered that the notorious BitTorrent site, The Pirate Bay, is liable for directly infringing copyright by communicating works to the public and should be blocked in the Netherlands.
Podcast 607: Business protection: Cybersecurity
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