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A.A.Thornton & Co patent attorneys Mike Jennings and Nikesh Patel attended the Pat-Tech Exchange event on the 6th – 7th June in Dublin. The event provided a great opportunity for knowledge sharing, taking account of the different perspectives of large multinationals and SMEs. Mike moderated a discussion of substantive patent law harmonisation and preparations for… Read more »
On 15 October 2014, partners of the firm Craig Turner, Adrian Bennett, Mike Jennings and Lawrence King took part in the Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament.
A.A. Thornton & Co. was yesterday delighted to again be categorised a “leading firm” in this year’s Legal 500 publication.
Litigation partner Geoff Hussey and Electrical Patents partner Mike Jennings, members of A.A. Thornton’s UP/UPC working group, attended the EPO’s annual conference in Munich on 5 July 2017, discussing the preparation of the European patent with unitary effect (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC). EPO President Benoît Battistelli mentioned the new Quality Working Group… Read more »
There is a deadline of 30 June 2016 for electing into the Patent Box and for patent filing, for UK companies who wish to take full advantage of the current scheme. After 30 June, different rules will apply.
From 1 April 2013 onwards, the cost of patenting will be outweighed by patent-related tax savings for many UK companies.
On 6 January 2015 the EPO entered into a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot agreement with CIPO, IPOS, IMPI and ILPO.