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  • Zoom-ing towards an IP crash?

    15 March 2021

    Nick Wallin is a Partner at Withers & Rogers and head of our Electronics, Computing & Physics group. He recently shared his thoughts with Computing about how a lack of IP protection could make Zoom’s success short-lived. In the space of just a few weeks in the Spring of last year, video conferencing platform Zoom […]

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  • All software patents are equal! – EPO Decision G1/19

    12 March 2021

    A recent judgement relating to software patents has put to rest earlier concerns about the law being of an Orwellian nature similar to… ‘All software patents are equal – but some software patents are more equal than others.’ The G1/19 decision by the European Patent Office issued on 10 March gives absolute clarity on a […]

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  • Claiming Priority at the EPO

    10 March 2021

    It is important to ensure that a patent application correctly claims priority.  There have been a number of cases before the EPO where this has not been done and the priority date has been lost, resulting in the application being refused, or the granted patent being revoked, due to prior art published during the priority […]

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  • UK Budget – tackle corporation tax with Patent Box

    4 March 2021

    In our previous article ‘UK companies still overpaying corporation tax’, we examined the slow uptake of the Patent Box scheme and how UK-based businesses are still missing out on significant corporate tax savings. As the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, unveiled his 2021 budget, it became evident that the Patent Box scheme could now […]

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