Intellectual Property Update - February 2017

Intellectual Property Update - February 2017

In this update our IP team members highlight key recent IP issues including the importance of controlling rights in one's name and the controversial question of when an employee inventor may claim a payment in addition to his salary.

We also provide, among other things, a round-up of copyright developments in 2016 and the low-down on the five most common IP mistakes to avoid.

On the patent side the most dramatic development since our last update is probably the UK government's surprise announcement that it will ratify the Unified Patent Court: we consider the next steps for patent owners.

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