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By Leigh Ellis
It is all well and good to be encouraged to apply and obtain for patent protection. The main remedies for patent infringement are a narrow injunction to prevent future instances of the infringement, and either damages or an account of profits. In this article, we examine the measure of monetary compensation that may be awarded by these damages and accounts of profits and the factors taken into account in their calculation.
By Leigh Ellis
Under English law, there is no abstract right to protect businesses from competition from former employees, consultants or anyone else. Businesses have the opportunity set in place contractual obligations on employees and consultants to maximise the legal means to protect intellectual property rights at the outset, and during the course of the relationship as seniority increases to garner some protection when hired hands set off for greener pastures.