Patents Update 2017

Commercial strategies for getting value from your patent portfolio and the latest case law from the UK courts and EPO  

  • Thursday 12 October 2017, Browne Jacobson, London
  • Tuesday 17 October 2017, Browne Jacobson, Nottingham
  • Thursday 2 November 2017, Barker Brettell, Birmingham

1.00pm – 4.30pm

Hear from leading patent attorneys from Barker Brettell. and patent lawyers from Browne Jacobson.

Our ‘two firms – one team’, will not only provide an overview of the patent landscape in the UK, we will also cover the following topics:

  • A roundup of this year’s most notable patent cases and developments. We give you the key takeaways in healthy (but delicious) portions.
  • Innovative companies pay to file and maintain portfolios – we will look at commercial and litigation strategies for creating leverage and getting value back from your portfolio.
  • Developments and trends in licensing – Only 50% of all patented inventions in the UK are used by their applicant; but almost 20% of UK patents are licensed. We will guide you through the issues we are seeing.
  • Freedom to operate – clearance advice in light of Actavis v Eli Lilly.


Registration & lunch – 1pm

Session start – 1.30pm

Networking, drinks and canapes – 4pm

To register for this event please contact Emma White stating which date you are interested in attending.


BARKER BRETTELL                                            BROWNE JACOBSON

John Lawrence                                        Mark Daniels

Tel: 0121 456 0006                                    Tel: 0121 237 3993


Carrie Johnson                                        Kathleen Fox Murphy

Tel: 0121 456 0079                                     Tel: 020 7337 1013


David Pearce                                            Giles Parsons

Tel: 0121 456 0342                                     Tel: 020 7337 1505