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A changing world: computer-implemented inventions A changing world: computer-implemented inventions

Avi Freeman explains more about recent decisions on obtaining a software patent in the US that seem to put it closer to the UK and Europe - WIPR Annual 2015.

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The 21st Century Patent Attorney The 21st Century Patent Attorney

Avi Freeman examines how the role of the patent attorney is changing in an increasingly commercial world - WIPR Annual 2014.

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Collaborative Partnerships Collaborative Partnerships

Article written by Avi Freeman, published in the IOD’s The Growing Business Handbook 2014.

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Registered Designs, Strange Animals.... Registered Designs, Strange Animals....

A recent decision from the High Court has reminded us all of the usefulness and strength of protection that registered designs can provide.  Here, we review the history and examine the details.

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The Battle of the Shower Cleansers The Battle of the Shower Cleansers

How to keep the costs of a court dispute under control

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Best Practice Guide Best Practice Guide

Guidelines to avoiding difficulties at the EPO

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Samsung Make Apple Crumble Samsung Make Apple Crumble

Lessons to be learned from a famous registered design dispute

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Patent Attorneys off the hook Patent Attorneys off the hook

The infringer has to prove the patent was not framed with reasonable skill and knowledge.

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A New European Patent Regime A New European Patent Regime

The proposed unified patents court and the proposed European unitary patent.

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Return to sender? DHL v Chronopost Return to sender? DHL v Chronopost

Should an injunction preventing the use of a trade mark have effect throughout the EU?

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Patentable Subject Matter: The View from Europe Patentable Subject Matter: The View from Europe

The availability of patent protection for computer-implemented inventions in Europe.

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