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TLIP Ltd – leading European Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys and Portfolio Management Support

Global Reach

Our clients’ commercial interests extend across the world.  To support those interests, TLIP has appointed a network of approved overseas associate firms with expert local knowledge.  We work together to provide you with a truly international service.


TLIP Seminar at the University of Cambridge

Simon Fortt delivered a short presentation (Chemistry – Where in the Invention?) at the University of Cambridge on 09th May 2018.

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The Principles of Patent Claim Interpretation in the UK

We observe that the recent introduction of infringement by equivalence from the Supreme Court (2017 UKSC 48; Actavis (UK) Limited v Eli Lilly Company and others) does not mean that purposive interpretation of patent claims has been altogether dropped.

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UK Ratifies Unified Patent Court Agreement

On 26 April 2018, the UK ratified an agreement to set up a Unified Patent Court for Europe. Only Germany now needs to ratify for the agreement to come into force which will see a court having jurisdiction on patent disputes in pharmaceuticals and life sciences being based in London.

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Our Expertise

TLIP attorneys work in specialist technology and legal fields.   Our attorneys include an astrophysicist, a synthetic chemist, an IBM patent engineer, an electronic engineer, a mechanical engineer and a toxicologist. Whilst we are mostly known for our original patent drafting and patent prosecution, we also advise our clients across all IP rights: including trade secrets, contracts and licensing. We combine this with a good dose of real life experience and learning from clients that continually push the boundaries of what is possible.