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Empowered by solar
When I first became aware of solar panels they were powering calculators and the satellites circling the planet. Their common…Read More
Why it’s positive to patent
There is a common misconception that patents only benefit their owner. A patent owner can prevent others commercially exploiting their…Read More
Knee replacements – one size fits all?
Arthritis is an extremely common condition in the UK. It causes joint pain, limits mobility, and can become so debilitating…Read More
Can an AI be an inventor?
As Artificial Intelligence (AI) machines become ever more capable, the way in which they are treated by existing law is…Read More
Lewis Hamilton crashes out of the EUIPO
Lewis Hamilton has had a very successful 2020, recently matching Michael Schumacher’s tally of seven Formula 1 World Championships, making…Read More
New Year brings IP changes, but patent process remains the same
As the New Year starts many of us think about setting new goals and making changes. One thing that hasn’t…Read More
Brexit and your IP rights – what you need to know from 1 January 2021
As we approach the end of the Brexit transition period, we revisit the key points to consider, to ensure the…Read More
Barker Brettell wishes you a safe and happy Christmas
We would like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you to all our clients, champions and fellow…Read More
Will 2021 be the year electric vehicles and V2G become mainstream?
It might seem an outlandish question, but asking “It’s 2020, where’s my flying car?” might actually get a positive response,…Read More
Team BB does the Jingle Jog
A team of runners from Barker Brettell recently took part in St Mary’s Hospice’s ‘jingle jog’, helping to raise much…Read More
VW set for a bumpy ride as JLR alleges off-road technology patent infringement
In November 2020, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission, alleging that a number…Read More