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Submissions on the 17th draft Rules of Procedure of the UPC
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Protection of technical trade secrets


James Marshall discusses where English law presently stands on the right to protect trade secrets, prior to the introduction of a proposed Directive on know-how and business information.



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Topical Issues


AGs Opinion on Spain's actions against the Unitary Patent
Paul England reports on Advocate General Bot's Opinion as regards Spain's challenges to the Unitary Patent's implementing legislation... read more


Autumn Statement recap
Our tax team highlights issues of importance for the life sciences industry from the Chancellor's Autumn Statement... read more


Infringer surcharge and punitive damages under European law?
Dr. Britta Bröker discusses the German Appeals Court's referral to the CJEU for clarification on whether there can be an "infringer surcharge" in the form of punitive damages for the infringement of IP rights... read more

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