Category Archives: Patents County Court

How to bring a Small Claim in the Patents County Court

Until recently most intellectual property claims were brought at great expense and ended inconclusively in the Chancery Division. There was the Patents County Court in London but that was almost as expensive as the High Court and for a long … Continue reading

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Patents County Court FAQ

These are the questions that I am often asked by solicitors – particularly those who do not specialize in intellectual property – about proceedings in the Patents County Court What is the Patents County Court? Officially the Patents County Court … Continue reading

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Small IP Claims

In my case note “Enforcing Small IP Claims: Sullivan v Bristol Film Studios“ 7 May 2012 I discussed an appeal where a claim for infringement of copyright, moral rights and rights in performances was thrown out not because it lacked … Continue reading

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Top 10 IP Developments in 2010

IMHO these were the top 10 news developments for IP practitioners in 2010: 10    Unilever Plc and others v Shanks [2010] EWCA Civ 1283 Clarified the law relating to employees’ patents. See my case note of 27 Nov 2010. 9.    ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting … Continue reading

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Patents County Court for the North

Our sister blogs, IP North West and IP Yorkshire have started a campaign for at least one of the county courts in the M62 region to be designated as a Patents County Court under s.287 (1) of the Copyright, Designs … Continue reading

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Case Note: Alk-Abello Ltd v Meridian Medical Technologies

His Honour Judge Birrs QC made what may turn out to be an important decision today in Alk-Abello Ltd v Meridian Medical Technologies and Another [2010] EWPCC 14. I have written a case note on it in my IP/IT Update … Continue reading

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