Writing for IAM magazine, Paul Williams and I discuss some of the key changes for patent practice in the UK after the end of the Brexit transition period.
While changes are inevitable in the context of Brexit, they are not as marked for patents as for other key areas of intellectual property law.
Nevertheless, there are some important developments for UK patent applicants and practitioners to keep in mind next year.
Among other topics, we consider Address for Service rules, supplementary protection certificates, cross-border patent disputes, the Biotechnology and IP Enforcement Directives, and the Unitary Patent framework.
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While changes will ring for much of the UK’s existing IP framework, the grant and enforcement of patents will remain largely unchanged. (...) Nevertheless, as UK law undergoes its biggest transition in recent history, some ripples in the pond are inevitable.