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qLegal Workshop: Protect Your Invention with Patent Law

19 March 2019

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Venue: The School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS


This workshop will cover:

  • What are IP rights?
  • Introduction to patents in the UK & Europe
  • The law in the UK, Patents Act 1977: criteria and benefits of registering a patent
  • Distinction with patent for software: are software and business method patents in the UK? (Four step test (Aerotel Ltd v Teleco Holdings Ltd (and others) and Macrossan’s Application [2006] EWCA Civ 1371)
  • Difference in protection US/EPO
  • Short overview of the European patent
  • Commercial considerations in patenting (competitiveness and use of copyright)


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