Welcome to our comparative reference guide on patent laws around the world, which provides business insight on critical patent laws and procedural matters businesses need to know about. We hope you find the guide useful. If you have any comments or suggestions on the guide, we would love to hear from you - please contact us.


Global Patent Laws is designed to provide you with an overview of the key patent laws and dispute resolution procedures that are relevant to businesses operating in the countries featured. For example, what acts infringe a patent, the availability of, and approach to, granting preliminary injunctions, how to obtain evidence, the approach to assessing validity and the typical time to trial. For companies operating in multiple countries, managing the risk of, and successfully bringing or defending, patent proceedings can often depend on strategic exploitation of the differences in approach between jurisdictions. Accordingly our guide also allows you to compare the laws and procedures of one country with that in other countries. To access this guide you will need to register here

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Global Patent Laws provides a concise summary of the various legal and procedural issues faced by businesses operating across the globe. To seek further guidance on any areas covered please either contact our group email address or use the contact section of this site. All of the lawyers referred to on this site regularly work together on international matters and their commonality of commercial approach is highly valued.