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There is a lot to entertain the curious follower of patent law in the High Court’s judgment in Shenzhen Carku v The Noco Company .
Innovators in the MedTech sector can therefore find it difficult to obtain good guidance about how to approach an IP strategy for their business. There are, however, some guiding principles which can be followed.
Albright IP has announced the appointment of four new directors to its board. Cloe Loo, Frederick Noble, Marc Maidment, and Dr William Doherty have all been promoted to Director positions.
In 2017 the Supreme Court in Actavis v Eli Lily established the doctrine of equivalents in UK patent law. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that the Supreme Court reminded us that equivalents could infringe or brought the doctrine back...
The interest in Intellectual Property led entertainment does show how great rewards can coalesce around a single coherent vision, if the right steps are taken to protect what you have created.
What should you do if your patent comes under attack? Simple – contact your patent attorney at Albright IP! That is exactly what one of our clients did, and we are pleased to have successfully defended his granted patent GB2502993 against a spurious attack by the former patent licensee, Bollard Proof, as decided by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO).