Welcome to Greenshoots
Greenshoots is a collection of fresh intellectual property insight, analysis and commentary on the issues that matter most to those who invent, manage and protect intellectual property, written by the IP specialists of Appleyard Lees.
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The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 28 – Understanding the Unified Patent Court (UPC)
In this episode, partners and patent attorneys Kate Hickinson and Julia Gwilt discuss possible scenarios relating to how the UPC might work in practice, including considering the pros and cons of using this new court for infringement and invalidity actions.
Do the Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) offer advantages for SMEs and universities?
As an incentive for patent proprietors such as SMEs and universities to opt for the Unitary Patent, the new system has introduced the possibility of financial compensation for these proprietors in certain circumstances.
The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: what do non-European attorneys, and their clients, need to know? (East Asia session)
What could the introduction of the UP and UPC mean for patent and IP attorneys in East Asia, and their European patent-holding clients? Watch the recording of our recent virtual UP/UPC workshop to find out more.
In this article Bill Lister talks about the process of mediation, and gives pointers as to how parties can get the best out of a mediation.
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 27 – Patent oppositions and appeals at the EPO in 2022
Appleyard Lees partners and patent attorneys Bobby Smithson and Jennifer Delaney give their outlook on patent oppositions and appeals at the EPO in 2022.
The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: what do non-European attorneys, and their clients, need to know? (North America session)
What could the introduction of the UP and UPC mean for non-European attorneys, and their European patent-holding clients? Watch the recording of our recent virtual UP/UPC workshop to find out more.
How is AI supporting innovation in green technologies?
Appleyard Lees partners and solicitors Bill Lister and Chris Hoole discuss the benefits of mediation vs. court proceedings, and how mediation in intellectual property cases can differ to non-intellectual property cases.