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Unified patent court and the UK: how the complex relationship affects businesses

Patent trolls are a familiar part of the Intellectual Property landscape, although activity in Europe has historically been lower than in the US. With the anticipated arrival of the Unified Patents Court, a single court covering most of the EU market this was expected to change, but the UK’s General...

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UK to join International Design Registration System

The UK Minister for IP, Jo Johnson, has recently confirmed that the UK will accede to the Hague Agreement for international registration of designs in the near future. According to his statement, the UK will have ratified the Act by 31st March 2018 and be in a position to launch...

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GJE partners recognised in Who’s Who Legal

We are delighted to announce that GJE is one of the few UK patent firms to have four partners recognised in this year’s publication of Who’s Who Legal Patent 2017. The publication identifies the world’s leading patent experts across 34 different areas of corporate and commercial law and provides in depth...

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GJE client Cardior Pharmaceuticals raises €15 million

On May 11th 2017, Cardior Pharmaceuticals announced the completion of a €15 million Series A financing round led by LSP (Life Sciences Partners), Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund (BIVF), Bristol-Meyers-Squibb (BMS), BioMedPartners and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF). Cardior is pioneering its proprietary RNA technology to revolutionise predicting and treating heart failure. The...

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Government’s digitisation strategy – too little, too late

Peter Arrowsmith, a partner and patent attorney who leads GJE’s Computer Technology sector team, has commented in The Times Legal Brief on the launch of the UK Government’s Digital Strategy initiative. His view is that too little money has been pledged to encourage British universities to protect their intellectual property....

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