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Attention returns to decisions on UPC opt-out

 

Paul England explains the Unified Patent Court (UPC) opt-out: what it does, the procedure and the strategic considerations.

 

 

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Topical Issues

 

Commission Notice on products of essentially biological processes - Jemma Emmerson explains the Commission Notice on the patentability of animals and plants derived from essentially biological processes read more

 

Another round of SPC references - Amanda Ebbutt discusses three new references to the CJEU asking for clarification of the SPC Regulation. read more

 

Colin McCall addresses the general patent issues arising for each of four key activities in which a company may be involved during its lifetime:

 

Mergers and acquisitions

 

Joint ventures

 

Divestment

 

Initial public offerings

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