UDL News and Events

You will find on this page news from the firm, including important achievements from members of our team.
Our attorneys are also called upon to lecture on IP matters and we regularly attend events and conferences around the world to develop our relationships with clients and overseas attorneys. You can see below details of who may be at an event near you, or upcoming seminars that may be of interest. 

UDL On The Road...

UDL attending Buy Yorkshire 2014...


UDL flies the flag for Yorkshire innovation at Buy Yorkshire on 13 & 14 May 2014.

UDL is proud to be involved with The Yorkshire Mafia's Buy Yorkshire event again this year and we are looking forward to meeting more inspiring Yorkshire businesses..

We know exhibitions can be a tiring affair but we've got something to keep you on your toes. Pop over and have a go at our Yorkshire brand game and see how we're linked to the England Rugby shirt. There's a fab prize up for grabs and you gotta be in it to win it!.

Of course our team of trade mark and patent professionals will also be on the stand for you to chat to, and would be more than happy to answer any questions. If you'd like to arrange a slot with them please email Sarah Atkinson sxa@udl.co.uk to fix up a suitable time. Alternatively, just drop by our stand..

We look forward to seeing you there.

UDL at Device Developers' Conference Series 2014...


UDL will again be offering IP advice at this year's UK Device Developers' Conference and will be available to engineers, project managers and designers for a free initial consultation.

The Device Developers' Conference is a UK event for engineers and designers involved in the development of intelligent systems and devices.  The 2014 Device Developers' Conference will take place over four dates and four locations.  Starting with Bristol on Tuesday 20th May, the event will then visit Cambridge (22nd May), Manchester (3rd June) and Scotland (5th June).  

UDL (Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP) will be exhibiting at all four locations and will have patent, designs and trademark professionals available to provide free advice for delegates who have questions about their intellectual property.

To compliment traditional patent strategies, UDL are able to advise on the new Patent Box scheme, which provides UK corporations with an opportunity to qualify for a reduced rate of Corporation Tax on income derived from patents. Initially, companies can claim 60% of the benefit in 2013/14. The benefit will increase by 10% each year until 2017/18, when qualifying profits will be taxed at a rate of 10%. The benefits apply to income derived from new patents granted after April 2013, those patents already granted when Patent Box was introduced in 2013 and, under certain conditions, from pending patent applications.

By prior arrangement, UDL will provide a free consultation to help delegates assess whether their idea, logo/branding, or design may be protectable and, if so, guide them as to the best strategy, the possible costs and the overall benefits that it may bring in the longer term. The aim is to provide commercially savvy advice to help companies, large and small, to maximise the value generated by their creativity and also protect themselves from walking into potential IP-related conflicts.

The objective of the Conference is to provide an event that provides engineers with an opportunity to learn about the latest tools, technologies and techniques for the successful development of leading edge electronic products and systems.

Sponsored by a broad range of industry vendors, the exhibition and conference, including a series of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector. Half-day workshops in various specialisms are available at a small charge.

More details from the website www.device-developer-conference.co.uk   or contact Cerian Jones at cej@udl.co.uk or David Stanners at drs@udl.co.uk

UDL On the News...

UDL Attorney Andrew Alton Comments on Major US Patent case to the BBC...


UDL attorney Andrew Alton comments to the BBC on the recent US law case where  US chip maker Marvell Technology Group was ordered to pay US$ 1.5 bn to Carnegie Mellon for infringing two hard-disk patents.


For further information on the case, please contact Andy in our Hi-Tech team at aaa@udl.co.uk

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