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The patent box and tax relief incentives for research and development

United Kingdom - October 14 2014 There are currently calls for the Government to introduce more tax incentives for entrepreneurs and start-ups, but current incentives may be more…

EPO announces new scheme - "Early Certainty from Search"

European Union - July 11 2014 The European Patent Office have announced the introduction of a new scheme, "Early Certainty from Search", with the stated purpose of improving legal…

Automotive technology - a new battleground for patent wars?

United Kingdom - February 28 2014 Perhaps appropriately, the car industry stands at a crossroads. Some fifteen years after the Toyota Prius showed that mass market hybrids were…

A European challenge to the UK Patent Box

United Kingdom - November 12 2013 The UK patent box came into force in April 2013, allowing companies to pay corporation tax at a reduced rate on profits arising from granted UK and…

Apple and HTC strike a deal - but do they both lose?

United Kingdom - February 26 2013 Apple and HTC signed a 10-year patent licensing deal on 10 November 2012. The deal ended a fight between the two that had started in March 2010 when…