The Unified Patent System: what does industry think?

A unique group of global innovators and users of the European patent system have been working together for several months reviewing and suggesting solutions for the creation of an effective and balanced unitary patent system... 

Conflicting dispute resolution clauses: which forum?

The purpose of a dispute resolution clause is to provide for a process through which disputes can be resolved.  However problems can arise where the parties enter into multiple agreements with conflicting dispute resolution clauses.  For example, if one agreement provides for resolution of disputes in the English courts, but another agreement between the same parties in connection with the same subject matter provides for resolution of disputes by ICC arbitration in Italy, where should the parties litigate?


Protecting an employer's good name

The reputation of a business is one of its most important assets. It is the basis for building, and, crucially, maintaining relationships with customers, suppliers, investors, employees and public authorities...