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  • NEWS

    UK Supreme Court upholds jurisdiction of English courts to determine global FRAND licences

    Supreme Court unanimous judgment dismisses appeals in Unwired Planet International Ltd and another (Respondents) v Huawei Technologies (UK) Co Ltd and another (Appellants) Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and another (Appellants) v Conversant Wireless Licensing SÀRL (Respondent); ZTE Corporation and another (Appellants) v Conversant Wireless Licensing SÀRL (Respondent) [2020] UKSC 37.

  • NEWS

    COVID-19 Update

    With regards to the current situation with Covid-19 our offices have now reopened. For the safety and wellbeing of our staff the majority of the team remain working remotely, but are readily contactable by email. We are doing everything we can to make sure current circumstances do not negatively impact on our client service. The situation is constantly evolving and we are keeping up to date with current advice so we can continue to provide an excellent service to clients, whilst protecting the health and wellbeing of our staff.

  • UPDATE

    EPO Examining Division Oral Proceedings Now By Video Conference

    The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that almost all Examining Division oral proceedings and all examiner interviews will now be conducted by video conference. While there is little doubt that these changes have been introduced as a result of Covid-19, these changes appear to be permanent.

  • BREXIT

    Brexit and Patents: No Change

    Venner Shipley would like to take the opportunity to remind its clients and associates that the patent system will not be affected by Brexit. In particular, the granting of European patents by the European Patent Office (EPO) will not be changed in any way by the UK leaving the EU.