RTP Inventor’s Guild Monthly Meetup – September 14, 2016

Patent attorney Jim Passe organizes this monthly meetup. Join local inventors to discuss topics related to innovation and new products, such as how to protect your ideas, introduce them to the market, and get financing.

These are ongoing meetings to discuss issues relating to start-ups, new products, product protection in the marketplace, and the like. The goal is to help folks understand the invention process and gather the information they need. The meetup will last from approximately 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
Sign Up Here to Attend the RTP Inventor’s Guild Monthly Meetup

What impact will Brexit have on Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the UK?

In the short term, the answer is none. For a period of at least two years, there will be no impact on IP and, after that, EU membership is expected to be replaced with new trade arrangements. When the UK is closer to leaving the EU and more information is released, we will work closely with our associates to ensure a smooth transition is made for the IP matters of all of our clients.

Filing and prosecuting patents, including filing oppositions etc., will remain unchanged when the UK leaves the EU in two years or later. We will still be able to file patents at the European Patent Office (EPO) because the EPO is not an EU institution and the EPO doesn’t rely upon being a member of the EU.