How Broad Is the Crown Use Defence?

How Broad Is the Crown Use Defence?

“Crown Use”, by which the government can order the infringement of the patent under particular circumstances, is a provision of the UK Patents Act 1977 that is seldom used. However, in the case of IPCom vs Vodafone, this seldom used provision has been...
Brexit and IP: An Update

Brexit and IP: An Update

There has been much discussion over the past few years on the effect of Brexit on intellectual property rights within the UK. The precise outcomes were, for a long time, unknown due to the uncertainty regarding the type of Brexit that would be delivered. It is now...
Shanks v Unilever – What does Outstanding mean?

Shanks v Unilever – What does Outstanding mean?

The Supreme Court issued its judgement recently in relation to the application for employee compensation by Professor Shanks considering use of the “outstanding benefit” test in relation to a large company. Prof Shanks was employed by CRL, a wholly owned...